Coronavirus pandemic could last up to 18 months and include multiple waves of illness

The federal government is preparing for the possibility the coronavirus pandemic could last up to 18 months or longer and “include multiple waves of illness,” a report obtained by CNN shows, as the number of the cases in the US surpassed 11,000. While the document does not say the Trump administration believes the pandemic will last that lo

The federal government is preparing for the possibility the coronavirus pandemic could last up to 18 months or longer and “include multiple waves of illness,” a report obtained by CNN shows, as the number of the cases in the US surpassed 11,000.

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While the document does not say the Trump administration believes the pandemic will last that long, it indicates officials have to assume a longer timeline to ensure preparedness.
The plan also outlines the risks posed by a shortage of medical equipment — an issue hospitals are already dealing with as the outbreak in the US shows no signs of slowing.

More than 2,700 new cases were reported in the US in the 24 hours from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. In total, at least 11,015 people across the country have tested positive for the virus, as Thursday afternoon. At least 164 have died.

More than 2,700 new cases were reported in the US in the 24 hours from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. In total, at least 11,015 people across the country have tested positive for the virus, as Thursday afternoon. At least 164 have died.

Source CNN