The COVID-19 Pandemic is expected to cost US economy at least $10 Trillion.
Scientists have warned of the need for pandemic preparedness for decades.
Outbreak warnings largely ignored: Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Zika, Ebola.
US result of recent lockdown: (a) severe economic recession, (b) 40+ million jobs lost, (c) no control of the pandemic:
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- Roughly a quarter of confirmed coronavirus cases are in the U.S., followed by Brazil, Russia and India.
- The U.S. has seen several consecutive days of record increases in cases following a number of states rapidly lifting lockdown restrictions to reopen their economies.
- The disease’s global death count is closing in on half a million, at 499,124, according to JHU’s latest figures, again led by the U.S
Preventing the next outbreak from becoming a pandemic is not an option.