Top Trump official made this scary prediction about the coronavirus
The mysterious coronavirus is spreading beyond China to Italy, Iran, and South Korea.
Its effect on the global economy and possible transmission into America has millions of people on edge.
And now one Trump official made this scary prediction about the coronavirus.
There are over 79,000 documented cases of the coronavirus and 2,500 deaths across the globe.
In America there are 53 recorded cases of U.S. citizens testing positive for the disease.
Hundreds of new cases pop up each day in South Korea and Italy.
And now the Center of Disease Control Director Dr. Nancy Messonnier warned Americans that a significant outbreak in the United States was possible and that they should prepare for the worst.
“As more and more countries experience community spread, successful containment at our borders becomes harder and harder,” Dr. Messonnier told the press.
“It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses,” Dr. Messonnier added. “Disruption to everyday life might be severe.”
The coronavirus has a mortality rate of around two percent.
While this is significantly higher than the seasonal flu, Americans most at risk are the same as those for the common flu – the elderly, the young, and those with chronic medical conditions that weaken their immune system.
The Stock Market plunged over 1,800 points the last two days – for the largest two day drop since the Wall Street meltdown of 2008 – due to investor panic over the coronavirus causing an economic slowdown.
President Trump is counting on s a strong economy to carry him to re-election.
A massive and long-lasting coronavirus outbreak could upend those plans.