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US Intelligence Report in 2008, Predicted Such Pandemic Virus Accurately Yet Ignored

The United States Intelligence report back in 2008 had predicted such pandemic virus accurately based on their assessment, but no action taken during that time.

The report showed what is exactly happening in the world today against the COVID-19.

According from the news information shared through RT.com, the US National Council intelligence (NIC) report in 2008 made a prediction about the pandemic virus that will hit the world and potentially no cure at all. The report even considered the assessment of the global pandemic issue that time as “highly transmissible” and “virulent respiratory illness.”

Unfortunately, they did not take any action that time or thought about preparedness.

As detailed online, the NIC reported that the new disease can become “extremely contagious” and it will be difficult to find the exact treatment once the virus begins to spread globally. Based on the report also, they mentioned about the potential candidates such as the H5NI or Bird Flu, but it can also be a possible “coronavirus or other influenza strains.”

The Intelligence report likewise mentioned about the onset of the pandemic virus begins in a highly populated area wherein both human beings and animals are living together. A specified area that they utilized as an example is the Mainland China.

Based on the information about the COVID-19, it possibly originated in Wuhan (we market) wherein they sell both live and dead animals. This place is also not following proper hygiene because most of the residents here are poor.

The RT.com news information also revealed that the report of the NIC mentioned that the outbreak of the virus would prove a “slow public health response” of the world. In addition, the report said that the laboratory tests and results might take weeks before they confirm the findings to take action of the possible solutions.

Asymptomatic people who are traveling can become the potential carriers of the virus and infecting other people across the globe, as mentioned on the prediction.

One of the extreme situations is that hundreds to millions of Americans will get sick.

Even though such predictions might not convince many ordinary people out there, there are experts and virologists who already warned the world of potential pandemic outbreak for years, which proved the incapacity of the world to respond effectively.

Back in 2005, Michael Osterholm wrote about “time is running out” to help in preparing for the next pandemic and for the human beings to act now, as published through RT.com. In his written book entitled “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germ” in 2017, Osterholm made an effort to alarmed the people of the upcoming threats and even revealed his nine-point strategy in protecting the populations.

Michael Osterholm is a known infectious disease expert in the world.

From the information shared through foreignpolicy.com, the current administration of US President Donald Trump has failed in responding against the pandemic COVID-19 outbreak, despite the repeated caution of the Intelligence agency.

The Trump administration did not act swiftly on the potential threat and this trigger panic in the United States and caught the Americans by surprise because they do not have the exact plan.

Regardless if the prediction of the NIC came true or not, it is important for the world to become aware of any pandemic outbreak and must prepare in the best possible way to avoid any fatality.

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US COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches More Than 8,000

The continuing outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States made the country record its highest death toll with more than 8,400 fatalities already.

US is likewise recording the highest confirmed active cases with 311,357.

Due to the continuing outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 worldwide, one of the most affected countries is the United States of America. To date, it already reaches 8,452 death toll (based on the information shared through WHO website) and the American government is expecting more fatalities in the coming weeks.

States breakdown of covid-19 confirm cases in the United States show’s that New York is the most affected state in US.

The highest recorded death toll in one day is almost 1,331, which even exceeded Italy and Spain.

Besides the increasing numbers of positive cases, US is also looking at increasing numbers of unemployed Americans. According to the report through bbc.com, the unemployment rate is nearly 6.6 million and this is a huge concern for US President Donald Trump.

The Trump administration is taking the situation seriously because they needed to contain the increasing death toll through closely monitoring the implemented social distancing guidelines they created.

As detailed online, the White House leader said that the government has enough fund to purchase the necessary medical supplies they need. Trump revealed that they have prepared almost $16 billion to complete the purchase, despite some reports revealing that there are inadequate supplies.

The main supplies include gowns, facemasks and ventilators for patients who have breathing difficulty.

Due to the increasing numbers of fatalities each day, US Vice President Mike Pence revealed his worry about the possibility of experiencing the same situation with Italy. According to the reported news, he warned the government about the increasing death toll that is over 15,000 already and this is a serious matter to consider.

The good news is that the number of recovered patients are 14, 825.

Aside New York of being the most affected state with 113,704 confirmed cases. Followed by New Jersey with 29,249 confirmed cases and 646 fatalities, next is Michigan with 12,260 active cases and 479 fatalities, while California has 11,446 active cases and 285 fatalities.

New York does only raise concern on its increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and fatalities. The second most populated state in America is also looking at the increasing unemployment rate here.

In addition, the authorities are having trouble in implementing a strict social distancing because of the huge number of low-earners people living in New York.

“While we are practising as a city, social distancing, you may have multiple families living in a very small apartment. And so it’s easy to understand why there’s a lot of transmission of Covid occurring,” Dr Mitchell Katz said as published through BBC online.

Dr. Mitchell Katz is the current head of New York City Health and Hospitals.

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Trumps Foresees Over 240,000 Death Tolls in US, COVID-19 Cases Drastically Increases

The pandemic Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is now continuously spreading in the United States, which made US President Donald Trump foresees over 240,000 death tolls.

America surpassed China in death toll with over 3,400 already due to COVId-19.

With the continuing outbreak of such deadly virus in the United States, President Donald Trump and his designated task force is now alarmed with the increasing numbers of positive cases in the country.

On this matter, the American leader is foreseeing over 240,000 fatalities in the coming days across the United States.

According from the reported news through RT.com, the White House senior members who are part of the task force are warning the people of America that if they do not follow proper social distancing, the estimated fatalities may reach 100,000 to 240,000 in weeks to come due to the outbreak.

During the press conference at the White House held on Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci immediately answered “Yes” when asked the possibility of reaching such mentioned fatality figure, which can lead to the worst nightmare in the history of America.  

However, he said that through the implemented containment measures, he is hoping that there will be a huge reduction of the possible death toll.

Dr. Anthony Fauci works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

As of March 31, 2020, there are 174,467 confirmed cases in the US and it now leads the most number of cases in the world. On Tuesday alone, they recorded over 12,000 new cases and 3,416 fatalities, as detailed online.

From the shared information through gulfnews.com, President Trump warned the Americans of a tough 14 days ahead of them. He added that it could be possible to expect nearly 100,000 fatalities during those tough days.

“It’s absolutely critical for the American people to follow the guidelines for the next 30 days. It’s a matter of life and death,” the White House leader said in a news conference as published online.

He added that they want the people of United States to prepare for the coming tough days and he predicted that there would be light after reaching the end of tunnel once they defeat COVID-19.

The charts shown by Deborah Birx clearly demonstrate the data and modeling, which revealed a massive increase of cases that could lead to more deaths. Based on the charts, it is possible that in the span of 30 days, the total death toll will reach up to 2.2 million without proper mitigation.

“There’s no magic bullet. There’s no magic vaccine or therapy. It’s just behaviors: Each of our behaviors translating into something that changes the course of this viral pandemic over the next 30 days,” said Birx during an interview with reporters as published through gulfnews.com.

Birx is the COVID-19 coordinator at the White House and predicted an increase of death toll in the next two weeks.

Rather than reopening the economy of America soon, Trump is now giving priority in extending the federal guidelines that he announced last Sunday already. He believed that it is important to follow social distancing, which he already extended until April 30 this year.

Currently, the world already reached the 800,000 mark of recorded COVID-19 cases.

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US COVID-19 cases reach almost 164,253 , rises a record 18,000 overnight, as known death toll reach 3,000

The continuing increase of COVID-19 positive cases and death tolls in the United States made US President Donald Trump accept the certainty that the country needs to face.

Currently, the world is experiencing a shaking economy and situation not because of failing businesses or stock markets. The main issue now is about the pandemic virus known as the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Like in the United States alone, it has over 164,000 reported cases and the death tolls reached over 3000 already, according to the CBS News report online.

The most affected state is New York and the city is struggling seriously.

Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Trump already made phone talks about cooperating closer to fight the virus. Both world leaders also discuss matters about the oil price drops on Monday, according to Kremlin as published by the AFP.

In an effort for the United States to battle the impact of this pandemic virus worldwide, he made a decision to allow the Americans to undergo a strict implementation of social distancing. The American leader already extended social distancing until the end of April (2020) and imposed certain guidelines, which the people of America needs to follow.

Few weeks ago, Trump is not feeling any pressure about COVID-19. Unfortunately, the continuing spread of the virus across the globe and in America made him think that it can even kill millions of his people.

He likewise believed that it might not be possible for the US economy to restart soon because the battle against such deadly virus is serious.

The US leader said last Sunday that, “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won,” as published online through CNN.

Trump met the media last Sunday during a news briefing and he gave his explanation about various statements, which he believes are false. Furthermore, he called the attention of corporate executives to commend his leadership as well as attacking the media personally for asking difficult questions, as detailed on the CNN news.

According to the news information shared online, the US President is eager to begin the reopening of the economy in the coming days. Yet because of the continuing numbers of COVID-19 cases hitting America, he canceled his plans and many believed that he had listened to what the public health officials explained to him.

These health officials include Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“We showed him the data. He looked at the data and he got it right away,” said Dr. Fauci during an interview with John Berman of CNN. “It was a pretty clear picture. Dr. Debbie Birx and I went in together in the Oval Office and leaned over the desk and said, ‘Here are the data. Take a look.’ He looked at them, he understood them and he just shook his head and said, ‘I guess we got to to do it,'” he added.

As of March 30, 2020, the United States of America has a population of nearly 330,509,997 as detailed by the information shared by the United Nations (UN).

With the widespread of COVID-19, Americans need to be more aware of the situation.

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