A serious pandemic would upend U.S. elections in ways not seen in a century. The spread of coronavirus in America could eventually affect campaigning, conventions and even voting, and experts say election officials should make contingency plans now.
The reinfection has health officials worried the illness could stay dormant after signs of recovery.
President Donald Trump has worked to minimize fears about the virus, but on Wednesday he and federal health officials recommended that schools start planning for arrival of the COVID-19 virus "just in case." "It's the perfect time for businesses, health care systems, universities and schools to look at their pandemic preparedness plans, dust them off, and make sure that they're ready," Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a Wednesday news conference.
The United States has its first novel coronavirus-related drug shortage, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The maker of an unnamed drug that has recently been added to the FDA Drug Shortages list told the agency that the shortage is due to the novel coronavirus. On Tuesday, the FDA warned that these types of shortages could happen, and said it was monitoring the situation closely. The agency identified 20 drugs that either solely sourced their active pharmaceutical ingredients, or produced finished drug products, from or in China.
After railing for years against the "Deep State" and the "Russia Hoax," the president is on his way to getting the docile intelligence community he's always wanted. read more