Now is the time to be prudent and prepared, not panicked

In wake of the coronavirus outbreak, President Trump’s announcement of a 30-day travel ban from Europe is welcome news as his administration continues to enact reasonable mitigation efforts to keep Americans safe.

When President Trump enacted similar travel restrictions several weeks ago, some critics on the left derided that decision. It turns out the President was right, and by making that difficult decision, he undoubtedly slowed the spread of this disease.

Even California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom offered praise for President Trump's leadership on the coronavirus:

"We had a private conversation, but [President Trump] said, 'We're gonna do the right thing' and 'You have my support, all of our support, logistically and otherwise.' He said everything I could have hoped for. And we had a very long conversation and every single thing he said, they followed through on."

Now is the time to be prudent and prepared, not panicked. We hope for the best, and plan for the worst. Most importantly, let's all do our part to mitigate the spread of coronavirus by following these recommendations from the CDC:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.  

 

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