Health officials have warned that respiratory symptoms or a fever may not be the only symptoms of the coronavirus. According to the American Journal of Gastroenterology, a recent study found up to half of patients in Wuhan listed “digestive symptom” as a chief complaint.
President Trump has signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which is aimed at helping Americans who are struggling with the impacts of the outbreak. The Senate passed the package in a 90 to 8 vote Wednesday and immediately sent it to the president’s desk for his signature.
President Trump has called on young adults to ramp up their efforts to curb the coronavirus outbreak. While speaking at the White House on Wednesday, the president encouraged young people to follow his advice by limiting social interactions and self-isolating.
The military has closed ranks to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus. Daily updates have been sent from spokesmen and social media pages of all five branches, which alerted personnel to travel restrictions, event cancellations and active quarantines.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams has said 15 days of social distancing is “likely not going to be enough to get all the way through the virus epidemic.” According to Adams, if Americans engage in mitigation measures over the next two weeks, the curve of the outbreak could be flattened and hospitals won’t be overwhelmed.
According to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a U.S. Navy hospital ship has been dispatched to combat coronavirus cases rising in the state. During a press conference Wednesday, Cuomo stated President Trump has ordered the USNS Comfort to be sent to the New York City Harbor.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, a growing number of Americans have crowded grocery stores to buy everything from toilet paper to food and bottled water.
Communities across the country are switching-up practices to address health risks posed by the current pandemic. Police departments in various states have taken steps to combat the spread of coronavirus.
The federal government unleashed a massive monetary stimulus on the U.S. economy to offset the risks and fear mongering related to the coronavirus pandemic. One America’s Kristian Rouz breaks down the White House response.