The coronavirus continues to rampage through Asia.
And it’s now made its way to Europe with cases popping up in Italy.
Now Donald Trump is furious after one giant coronavirus mistake.
The coronavirus (named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization) that originated in Wuhan, China has reached pandemic levels.
COVID-19 has spread to multiple continents with the number of confirmed cases rising by the day.
The number of confirmed cases has climbed past 80,000 with over 2,700 deaths.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned Americans to expect a disruption, as global markets and supply chains are being affected.
The number of cases in the United States is up to 53, and that number could increase due to a mistake that had President Trump furious.
The State Department put 14 Americans infected with COVID-19 on a plane with healthy passengers and flew them back to the United States.
When Trump heard of the big mistake, he was obviously angered.
Trump wanted infected passengers quarantined overseas until health officials could get a handle on the virus.
The State Department and the Department of Health and Human Services stated nobody was put at risk and the utmost safety precautions were taken, but there’s still a lot unknown about COVID-19.
It was a huge risk that didn’t need to be taken.
Trump is taking every precaution to ensure that COVID-19 doesn’t ravage the United States like it has China.
Quarantines have popped up over the entire country, and the communist government is cracking down on anyone who tries to disseminate information to the public.
Two citizen journalists were recently spirited away after reporting on the outbreak and criticizing the Chinese government.
COVID-19 supposedly has an incubation period of anywhere between three and 24 days, so people can be asymptomatic for weeks while still spreading the infection.
That’s a nightmare for health officials who are trying to contain the spread of the virus.
Italy has 229 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with seven deaths.
Italians are already making a run on supplies in preparation for what could lead to massive outbreak as it has in China.
COVID-19 seems to have a mortality rate of about 1-3%, but what it lacks in mortality, it makes up for in virality.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin posited that COVID-19 is 20 times more likely to infect a person than SARS.
The SARS scare of the early aughts infected roughly 8,000 people and killed 774, which is approximately a 10% mortality.
COVID-19 has already infected over 10 times as many people with no end in sight.
Health officials are scrambling to make up time that was lost while the Chinese government tried to obscure data about the virus.
The issue has spiraled out of control, and the Chinese government not only failed in their effort to save face, they failed to contain the spread of this deadly pathogen.