The deadly, novel strain of Coronavirus that is currently wreaking havoc in the Far East has made its way to the United States, but only in small doses thus far.
This is thanks to the hard work of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, who’ve been laboring around the clock in order to prevent pandemic conditions from blossoming here in the states.
Unfortunately, not everyone is heeding the advice of these experts.
Over a dozen coronavirus-stricken Americans who were flown back to the United States with others who tested negative for the deadly illness were transported against the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a Thursday report.
Earlier this week, 14 Americans with the virus flew stateside along with around 300 others after they were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan.
Upon confirmation of the cases, the State Department and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials opted to greenlight the fight despite CDC objecting to the move amid concerns of the disease spreading on the aircraft, the Washington Postreported.
Additionally, the patients were spread around the country.
The 14 infected evacuees were transported to Travis Air Force Base in California and Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Thirteen of them were then transferred to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment.
The virus has already claimed over 2,400 lives in China – a number that some fear could be quite low due to that nation’s propensity for secrecy, particularly when it comes to subjects that cast a poor light on Beijing.
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