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Trump has been Warned about the Threats of Coronavirus 10 times, but he Decided to Ignore it!

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The president of the U.S. has been criticized a lot in the last couple of days. According to the public, he did not react appropriately in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apparently, both Donald Trump and his administration have been warned about the severity and consequences of the Coronavirus. However, they ignored it.

Take a look at the chronology below to see which 10 times president Trump ignored the signs of the pandemic.

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  1. According to the New York Times, Trump has been informed about the threat of the novel Coronavirus on January 18th, via a telephone call by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. On January 22nd, Trump publicly stated that he is not so worried about the pandemic and that they “have it totally under control.”
  2. According to the Washington Post, on January 27th the experts and associates of the White House met with then-acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in order to explain the severity of the situation. The head of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Joe Grogan, said that it could cost Trump his re-election.
  3. Peter Navarro, an economic adviser, on January 29th warned the White House that Covid-19 could endanger more than a half a million American lives and cause nearly $6 trillion in economic damage.
  4. On January 30th told Trump that the virus could become a pandemic and that China should be criticized due to the lack of transparency. Trump did not agree, and told Azar not to panic.
  5. On the same day, January 30th the World Health Organization declares a pandemic of Covid-19.
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  1. The Senators asked the administration to take the situation more seriously on a briefing on February 5th. They also asked if more supplies were necessary. However, the administration did not make any requests.
  2. According to Times, the targeted use of “quarantine and isolation measures,” was advised by the health officials and National Security Council. It was planned to present the memo to the president Trump on February 25th, but the meeting was cancelled upon his arrival from India.
  3. On February 21st a mock exercise was performed by the White House coronavirus task force. It was concluded that the USA will have to apply the aggressive social distancing despite the fact that it might influence the economy and the quality of American lives.
  4. On February 23rd another warring was sent to Trump by Navarro. This time it said that Covid-19 could take up to 2 million lives.
  5. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, on February 25th publicly stated that the virus must be understood as highly dangerous one. She said that “we need to be preparing for significant disruption in our lives.” On the other hand, Trump thought that she had scared people and brought the unnecessary panic, the Times reports.

What is the Meaning of COVID-19, and Why is That the Term for Coronavirus?

The virus that caused the pandemic is called COVID-19, but did you know why?

The new coronavirus, which was named COVID-19, was named by the World Health Organization in February, which represents the abbreviation of Sickness from Corona Virus discovered in 2019, since the first case of this decrease was reported on December 31 in 2019.

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At the same time, the World Health Organization, which has also announced the official name of the coronavirus that causes this disease, the SARS-CoV-2. It was named because it is a genetic relative of SARS-CoV, a virus that caused the epidemic in 2003, and the disease it causes has remained remembered as SARS.

There are many methods that this world organization is using to name various deceases. Some of them are:

  • Names should be short and easily spoken;
  • Combination of various generic descriptions of the sickness;
  • Avoid of professional phrases;
  • Adding the name of a well-known pathogen that causes the disease;
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There are also some other ways of naming viruses and other diseases, like words that sound like a warning, geographic terms, name of animals or food, name of some industry, or name of the people who discovered it first.

Can Your Pet Get Coronavirus?

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Coronavirus has become a global problem, and there is almost no country where there are no confirmed cases. Given that in most countries, coming weeks present the culmination of the epidemic, there is no doubt that there is certain panic among people. Everybody has a lot of questions about the new virus, and as it has become commonplace in modern society, the answers are sought on the Internet, social networks, etc.

In addition to uncertainty, there is fear among people as there is no yet enough reliable and secure information on Covid-19. Simply, this virus is still not well known and doesn’t have a well-defined drug or vaccine to help. Fortunately, each of us can contribute and help suppress the pandemic by having to #stayathome, and therefore #staysafe.

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However, among the many issues, one is particularly interesting. Namely, many want to find out if there is a real chance our pets to get infected with coronavirus, and if we already have our pet infected with Covid-19, will we get infected too? More specifically, can the virus be transmitted from human to animal, and vice versa? Well, we will try to give you the answers you are looking for.

If you keep up to date with the latest updates on coronavirus, you will see that everyone is talking how this virus is most dangerous for chronic patients and old people. However, can our pet be infected and transmit it to us?

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In some cases, it is possible. Namely, about two months ago, in February, one case of a new virus infection in Hong Kong was confirmed. According to Kobipets a test report conducted by the AFCD (Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department) of Hong Kong, one dog was infected, but was actually infected by its owner. On the other hand, its owner had all the symptoms of the new virus. When it came to infected Pomeranian, it had no significant human-specific symptoms.

Another study conducted in China found that cats were susceptible to the virus. However, the fact that only 5 animals have been tested and included in the study must be taken into account.

Also, shortly after, news emerged that a cat in Belgium was infected with a coronavirus. However, experts there confirmed that this was an “isolated case” and could not constitute a definitive conclusion on the matter. Besides, we have to add that after a few days, the infected cat has recovered.

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What is the opinion of experts from the World Health Organization when it comes to transmitting virus from humans to animals and vice versa? Well, hey stated in mid-March that the chances of transmitting new coronavirus from animal to human are very small. Even there are confirmed cases where pets became ill, however, they didn’t show significant symptoms or complications due to infection. Therefore, they cannot be considered as the source of infection.

As you can see, a pet can be infected in certain cases, but it’s very unlikely to happen. In addition, it is very unlikely that your pet will become a source of infection and transmit a new coronavirus to you. So, for now there is no need to worry. Don’t forget to #stayathome, and to #staysafe.

When will the Coronavirus Vaccine be Ready?

Even the most rigorous containment strategies have only slowed down the spread of the respiratory disease Covid-19.

The World Health Organization finally declared a pandemic, and everyone is concerned about the vaccine since only it can stop making people sick.

About 35 companies and academic institutions are trying to create such a vaccine, and at least four of them already have candidates started testing in animals. Boston-based biotech firm Moderna produces the first of these. It will begin with human trials in April.

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This fast speed is largely thanks to early Chinese efforts to sequence the genetic material of Sars-CoV-2. That is the virus which causes Covid-19.

China shared their knowledge in early January and allowed research groups around the world to grow the live virus and study how it manages to invade the human cells.

“The speed with which we have [produced these candidates] builds very much on the investment in understanding how to develop vaccines for other coronaviruses,” said Richard Hatchett, CEO of the Oslo-based nonprofit the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (Cepi).

Coronaviruses have caused two other epidemics, the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) in China in 2002-04, and also the Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers). It started in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

Sars-CoV-2 shares around 80% and 90% of its genetic material with the virus, which caused Sars. They both consist of a strip of ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is located inside a spherical protein capsule. That capsule is covered in spikes.

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Clinical trials usually take place in three phases. The first involves a few healthy volunteers, tests the vaccine for safety, and monitors for adverse effects. The second one involves several hundred people, usually in a part of the world that is affected by the disease and looks at how effective the vaccine is.  The third phase is the same, but it is done on several thousand people.

In The Wake Of Coronavirus Spread Here Are The Safest Countries So Far

155 countries and territories around the world have reported a total of over 150,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 which originated from China. Some nations closed their borders, and travel bans are more and more common. However, there are some coutries which seem to be the safest as the spread of virus continues.

When it comes to Eupore, the spread of coronavirus is quick, which led to the World Health Organization declaring the continent the epicentre of the pandemic.

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A risk assessment map on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website shows which countries travellers should avoid, and which are more safe. Four levels of risk include no reported risk level, limited community spread, sustained community spread, and widespread sustained spread.

The last risk level includes all the countries whose flights have been banned to and from US, by President Donald Trump, and those are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City. Iran and China are also on the list. The World Health Organization declared that China is no longer the epicentre of coronavirus, and the title has been given to Europe.

Also Read: Life in Quarantine During Coronavirus Pandemic

People around the world have been advised to avoid nonessential travel, especially when to comes to the countries which have been in the widespread sustained spread group. Another country that has been added to that group is South Korea, and even though there are no travel restrictions towards the country, it is recommended that you avoid nonessential travel.

Since COVID-19 can easily and quickly cross borders, there is no country on the map which carries no risk of it. It is expected that more countries will be added to the list. Denmark temporarily close its borders to tourists in order to contain the spread of the virus.

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„Right now, Europe and the US are practically in lockdown. Cross-border travel will be minimised. We are currently focusing on staycations, within-country travel, domestic travel will recover from this crisis first,“ Mark Wong, an executive at Small Luxury Hotels of the World, told CNB.

He added: „Road trips – the drive market – will be this summer’s trend. Travellers will be more comfortable hopping into their own cars or rental vehicles than commuting in mass transportation.“