Thanks in large part to the United States government’s incompetent response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the United States now has its first Community Spread case of Coronavirus.
A resident of Solano County, California, who has novel coronavirus might be the first example in the country of “community spread,” a situation in which the patient did not have “relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient,” the CDC said.
“The individual is a resident of Solano County and is receiving medical care in Sacramento County. The individual had no known exposure to the virus through travel or close contact with a known infected individual,” California Department of Public Health officials said in a news release Wednesday evening.
Unfortunately, because of the utter incompetence shown by the Centers for Disease Control, this patient has been in two separate hospitals in California for over a week without being diagnosed, potentially spreading the disease to other patients and healthcare workers because the CDC at first refused to test the patient did not fit the existing CDC criteria for COVID-19 testing.
The patient is in the same county as Travis Air Force Base, where the U.S. government began quarantining infected U.S. residents who acquired the virus overseas and were then flown back into the United States. This means either the virus escaped the quarantine or the U.S. government’s 14-day time period is far to low and they are letting infected people back into the population.
You wouldn’t know about this if it wasn’t for a Tweet!
Last week we warned you that big tech companies like Twitter, Facebook and Google were censoring Coronavirus information; but today we learned that this information may have never even been released to the public had it not been for someone posting on Twitter.
A microbiologist at UC Davis posted to Twitter on Wednesday evening that his hospital had a Coronavirus patient. (He later deleted the tweet.)
A microbiologist at UC Davis posted to Twitter on Wednesday evening that his university’s hospital had that patient. (He later deleted the tweet.) A letter circulated at UC Davis (signed by David Lubarsky, vice chancellor of human health sciences and CEO of UC Davis Health and Brad Simmons, interim CEO and COO of UC Davis Medical Center) says that the patient has been at the university’s medical center since February 19—a full week ago—and was only diagnosed with Covid-19 on Sunday, February 23. The hospital admitted the patient intubated and on a ventilator, and since health care workers suspected a viral infection they implemented “droplet protection,” keeping on guard against coming into contact with the stuff that comes up in coughing or sneezing.Wired Magazine
The UC Davis letter said the delay in testingwas not the fault of Sacramento County nor the city of Davis’ public health agency. The hospital had to request the CDC do it. “Since the patient did not fit the existing diagnostic criteria for Covid-19, a test was not immediately administered,” the memo says. On Sunday the CDC did the test, and UC Davis put the patient on more stringent airborne and contact infection control precautions. “Today the CDC confirmed the patient’s test was positive.”
Our Government and Healthcare system isn’t even remotely prepared to tackle a Pandemic Outbreak
China has test kits, South Korea has Test Kits, hell even Iran is testing for Coronavirus but for some odd reason two months into the outbreak the CDC still can’t seem to figure out how to distribute working test kits.
Earlier this month, the CDC sent testing kits to labs across the U.S., but a glitch in the kits made them unusable. As of today, just five state health departments — in California, Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada, and Tennessee — as well as the CDC, have the ability to test for the virus, known as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 – yep, they can’t even decide on what to call the damn thing.
Yesterday, the CDC told Americans to start preparing for an outbreak of coronavirus inside the United States; unfortunately, it seems the CDC is barely prepared themselves.
You Need to Prepare; You cannot count on the Government!
We are already seeing a run on products and serious supply chain problems throughout the world. We urge you to have at least a 2-4 week supply of food and water on hand at all times, but with that being said you may be looking at a lot longer than that should this thing go bad.
In some areas of China people have been on lockdown for almost 2 months! Could you survive the next 2 months with only the supplies you have in your home? I also urge you to read our article on Pandemics and How to Prepare for a Pandemic Outbreak.