This is the headline from The Hill.
Lawmakers frustrated with lack of emergency funds for coronavirus
The Trump administration does not plan to request emergency funding from Congress to respond to the coronavirus, a frustration for lawmakers and experts who argue it is better to be overprepared than underprepared for a potential pandemic.
While only 12 cases of the coronavirus have been detected in the U.S., extra funding is needed now to help federal, state and local health officials prepare for the worst and monitor potential cases, they argue.
But the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar said Friday it is too early to talk about requesting emergency funding from Congress.
The Hill also reported:
Instead of transferring funds from other important HHS activities, including NIH research and Head Start, we strongly urge the administration to transmit a request to Congress for emergency supplemental appropriations to respond to this public health emergency,” House Democratic appropriators Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) wrote in a letter HHS Secretary Alex Azar this week.
Four residents from my county are quarantined at sea and one is a doctor in this county. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the doctor is concerned that the air filtration aboard the ship may be spreading the virus. It has not been determined if this virus is airborne but some think it is considering that 6 new cases were confirmed just today.
“At this point, they feel like they’re essentially sitting on a petri dish,” Rhodes-Courter said.
At least 64 people on the ship have contracted the virus, according to the Associated Press.
Do you really trust this administration #1 to keep us safe or tell us any truth regarding this potential epidemic and in the midst of flu season? REALLY? After all this germophobic resident has a bunker and is not willing to give up a dime for any kind of help. Don’t believe me? Ask folks from Puerto Rico.
The Tampa Bay Times also had an article up that said 5 Million people left before the quarantine. Where did they go? This was also reported here: www.businessinsider.com/…
- About 5 million people left Wuhan, China, before the lockdown last week, the city’s mayor said Sunday.
- As of Monday, 81 people have died from Wuhan coronavirus, and more than 2,700 cases have been reported in mainland China.
In the meantime, all we get from this Republican bunch is whines about how mistreated they are by the democrats.
I am not in a panic but I sure am concerned.