Even the most important people in the land can’t escape the bad virus China released.
Nancy Pelosi is terrified at the unfolding events.
No one is immune. Congress has been struck with bad coronavirus news.
Of the saddest parts of this coronavirus outbreak is that it could have been avoided.
If China had been responsible from the beginning it would have made all the difference in the world.
If China had just acted three weeks sooner one study found that there would have been a 95% reduction in the number of cases today.
China didn’t act to save people’s lives. Instead, they tried to silence the brave doctors who risked their lives to blow the whistle on the SARS-like illness that they saw patients dying of.
The Chinese government first learned about the virus November 17th.
If they had acted then there’s a good chance that it could have been stamped out.
Now it seems probable that the Chinese coronavirus will be part of a collection of viruses the world has to deal with.
People are dying because the Chinese government failed.
Many people in America will be affected by the Chinese coronavirus.
In fact, two Congressmen have already tested positive for it.
Rep. Ben McAdams from Utah announced on Twitter.
“On Saturday evening, after returning from Washington, D.C., I developed mild cold-like symptoms. In consultation with my doctor on Sunday, I immediately isolated myself in my home,” McAdams wrote. “I have been conducting all meetings by telephone. My symptoms got worse and I developed a fever, dry cough and labored breathing and I remained self-quarantined.”
“On Tuesday, my doctor instructed my to get tested for COVID-19 and following his referral, I went to the local testing clinic for the test,” he continued. “Today I learned that I tested positive. I am still working for Utahns and pursuing efforts to get Utahns the resources they need as I continue doing my job from home until I know it is safe to end my self-quarantine. I’m doing my part as all Americans are doing to contain the spread of the virus and mitigate the coronavirus outbreak.”
“I urge Utahns to take this seriously and follow the health recommendations we’re getting from the CDC and other health experts so that we can recover from this public health threat.” McAdams finished by saying.
Earlier Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart also announced his diagnosis on Twitter, saying: “I want everyone to know that I am feeling much better. However, it is important that everyone take this extremely seriously and follow CDC guidelines in order to avoid getting sick and mitigate the spread of this virus. We must continue to work together to emerge stronger as a country during these trying times.”
He released a statement saying, “In an abundance of caution, after votes on Friday, March 13th, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart decided to self-quarantine in Washington, D.C, and not return to South Florida because of his wife Tia’s pre-existing conditions that put her at exceptionally high risk. On Saturday evening, Congressman Diaz-Balart developed symptoms, including a fever and a headache. Just a short while ago, he was notified that he has tested positive for COVID-19. While in quarantine Diaz-Balart has been working from his apartment in Washington, DC.”
Key members of the American government got sick doing their job because the Chinese government didn’t do its job.
Trump is doing his best to protect the American people and make sure everyone knows where the blame lies, with the Chinese government.