FINALLY! HHS Declares Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency
Better late than never? The people in government whose actual limited job requirements as outlined in the Preamble to the Constitution, including promoting "the general welfare," finally got off their butts to declare a state of national public emergency for the Coronavirus. This will limit travel to and from China, and institutes mandatory quarantines and screenings for Americans returning from China. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar explains:
Okay. Great. I'm glad we've finally decided seven people infected (yes, it's up to seven now) in the United States was the last straw before something more apocalyptic happened.
Oh, and you people out there mounting the high horses about "oh it's not that bad" how do you know? Your snobbery about not getting even remotely cautious over an infectious disease that's so easily spread won't actually save you from the disease that's so easily spread. But thanks for trying to be the voice of pompous reason at this weekend's Super Bowl party. I'm sure your fellow guests will enjoy your lecture about how you think people worrying over a disease is worse than the disease itself. And when I say "enjoy" I mean they do hate you. Rather a lot, I'd guess.
For the rest of you humans who were at least a little concerned over a disease spreading in China and coming over here via airplane passengers, wondering when the heck airplanes would stop traveling to and from Outbreak: Wuhan Clan, I guess we can just be grateful government finally did something it should've probably done much earlier.
Build the dome.