‘We have it totally under control’
President Donald Trump told WSM on Wednesday that he trusts the information coming out of China on the coronavirus as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms the first case of it in the United States.
“We have it completely beneath management,” Trump informed “Squawk Box” co-host Joe Kernen in an interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “It’s one individual coming in from China. We have it beneath management. It’s going to be simply advantageous.”
The CDC on Tuesday mentioned a Snohomish County, Washington state, resident who was getting back from China on Jan. 15 was identified with the Wuhan coronavirus, which has killed 9 folks in China and sickened a whole lot extra.
Trump informed WSM he believes that Chinese President Xi Jinping and well being officers there are going to proceed to inform authorities world wide the whole lot they should know concerning the virus.
“I do. I do. I’ve a fantastic relationship with President Xi,” mentioned Trump, addressing a query about whether or not he is involved about transparency in China. “The relationship is excellent.”
This weekend, the CDC and Homeland Security started screening folks touring to main airports in California and New York from Wuhan, China, the place the outbreak is believed to have began. Health officers have additionally confirmed instances in Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
The coronavirus evoked reminiscences of the 2003 outbreak of extreme acute respiratory syndrome in China. SARS, which killed almost 800 folks worldwide, hit Asian cities reminiscent of Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei and Beijing the toughest and triggered a extreme financial downturn within the area.
Coronaviruses are a big household of viruses that often infect animals however can typically evolve and unfold to people. Symptoms in people embrace fever, coughing and shortness of breath, which may progress to pneumonia.