Skip to comments.CDC 'took FOUR DAYS to test coronavirus patient with unknown origin' because she 'didn't fit infection criteria' - as dozens of staff at the California hospital are ordered to isolate and experts fear the disease could explode quickly like it did in Italy
Posted on 02/27/2020 11:25:15 PM PST by Mariner
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took four days to test a woman with the first confirmed case of coronavirus where the origin of the disease is unknown because she hadn't traveled abroad or been exposed to an infected patient as experts warn the deadly virus could spread quickly in the US like it did in Italy.
The woman, who is a resident of Solano County, which is about 35 miles outside of Sacramento, was admitted into UC Davis Medical Center on February 19.
But questions are now being asked over the CDC's handling of the case after an email from medical center officials to employees revealed that the CDC took four days to test the patient for the deadly disease despite requests from staff at the center.
The leaked memo also suggested medical center staff may have been unnecessarily put at risk after dozens were told to go into isolation and watch for symptoms. According to the email, the CDC didn't test the patient, who has not been identified, for coronavirus until February 23.
It has also been revealed that experts like Dr Adrian Hyzler, the chief medical officer for Healix International, believe the virus could spread in the US overnight like it did in Italy.
'It spreads very rapidly because of the ease with which you can pass on this virus through respiratory droplets and surface spread,' Hyzler told The Daily Beast.
'There is every possibility that this could happen in the US,' Hyzler said, referring to the outbreaks in Iran and Italy.
Hyzler then pointed to a place like New York City where the coronavirus 'would spread very rapidly on a crowded subway or metro system'.
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The candy striper/LVNs in the previous articles are likely among those dozens.
The daily mail? You fear mongers will use any trash if you think it will help generate panic. I guess some miserable souls just want to watch the world burn.
The dingbat running CDC needs to be fired
The posting of an article is now fear mongering?
We’ll keep that in mind.
Yes! And don’t tell me what is happening in Italy and Iran and S.Korea. That’s fear mongering too!
I, personally am grateful for the posts. If you don’t like it, get the hell out of here. Go read something else.
Is Trump a fear monger?
I watched the presser on this issue.
Go team up with Bernie and Liz - im sure they dig your censorship values.
The article itself contained fear mongering, e.g. that the virus spreading overnight as fast as Italy.
Does posting an article containing fear mongering constitute fear mongering? Probably.
Hello...Free Republic is headquartered in California..
Trump discussed the virus in a very responsible way, careful to address the dangers but careful not to cause panic.
You didn’t read the article.
It didn’t say it was spreading overnight as fast as Italy.
Hey - did you know COVID-19 is something like the flu and that the flu kills more people. Figured I would let you know - you know - just in case you didn’t.
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