If you listen to Democrats, the sky is falling and we will all be dead from the coronavirus within a few weeks.
Vice President Mike Pence has a different message, stating that “we’re ready for anything.”
The VP Has Spoken
Dems have been very critical of the team that Trump has put together, mostly because he put Pence in charge of the team.
What most people don’t realize, though, is that Pence was the governor of the first state in the country during the MERS crisis, so he has ample experience in overseeing a team during a health crisis.
In terms of the United States being ready to deal with a possible pandemic outbreak, Pence stated, “While the risk to the American public remains low, as the president said yesterday, we’re ready.
“We’re ready for anything.”
Pence also stressed something I have stated numerous times in that preventing an outbreak does not just fall on the government.
He also made a plea for Democrats to knock off the theatrics and get to work with the administration to increase preparedness.
He stated, “As the president also said, it’s important to remember that we’re all in this together.
“This is not the time for partisanship; the American people expect us to work together.”
Scary, but Controllable So Far
While we do have about five dozen cases here in the United States, all but one of them are travelers from overseas or Americans that were repatriated for the sake of medical care.
The only “unknown” case has been reported in California, but there will surely be more.
Dems are frothing at the mouth for this to become a pandemic situation, but that really relies on us taking precautions to prevent that from happening.
If we are all careful and use the recommended measures, hopefully, we can keep this from reaching the outbreak levels seen in Italy and South Korea recently.
If, however, there is an outbreak, we do know the United States (per Johns Hopkins) has been rated as one of the most prepared counties in the world for such a crisis.