How Corona Virus Attack United States
Covid-19 United States Cases started from January 31 when HHS declared about the Public Health Emergency caused by Coronavirus in the US. Alex Azar, the secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, announced at a White House that Wuhan Coronavirus is noted to be officially a public health emergency in the United States.
On January 31, there has been an issue of 14 day quarantine over 195 American evacuees from Wuhan, China. Continuously, a mandatory 14 days quarantine was aimed for the US citizens, permanent residents and the families who have immediately visited China’s Hubei province. If people visited other parts of Chine, they would be screened at the airports and required to undergo the 14 day self-quarantine. This was based on information issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Donald Trump, the president of the US, has signed an order for the US to deny entry to foreign nationals who traveled to China within 14 days, apart from the recent family of US citizens. And the first positive coronavirus case had been confirmed by CDC in the US on January 30, in the name of a husband who had returned from Wuhan on January 13. CDC stated that there would be probably more positive cases reported in the US in the coming days and weeks through person-to-person spread.
Covid-19 United States Cases had noticeably started and spread by the most people who had recently visited Wuhan. Accordingly, US airlines suspended all flights between the US and China on Friday 31 as the first best way of spreading-virus prevention. There had been 24 flights of United Airlines between the US and Chine cut for the first week of February.
America Airlines also announced the flights cut from Los Angeles to Shanghai and Beijing and kept maintaining the flights schedules from Dallas-Fort to Shanghai and Beijing as well as from Los Angeles and Dallas-Fort to Hong Kong.
Based on the recent update on May 13, 2020, the total cases of US reach 1,427,739. It consists of the new cases +19,103, the total deaths +1,616, the active cases 1,027,191. These are obtained by the total test which are 10,240,088.
The data above are totalized from all the countries in the United States along with all coronavirus spread cluster. It shows that the number of Coronavirus outbreak is increasing from day to day.
The Government Policies
In response to the big number of coronavirus outbreak, what are the US government policies to prevent the states from being attacked by this deadly virus uncontrollably? There are more policies determined by the government through the federal agencies to respond the coronavirus pandemic. Those policies are covering:
Health and Safety
In response to Covid-19 United States Cases, the Health and Safety federal agency take some actions to share the information about Covid-19 through the program information for children, families and communities, older people and people with disabilities, army members and their families, guidance for medicare recipients and providers, home safety advice, medical treatments, diagnostic testing development, travel restrictions, food safety and economic indicators and business decision-makers.
Travel, Immigration and Transportation
There are also big restrictions for travel, immigration and transportation as the big policies done through the ordered departments. Those restrictions include the domestic and international travels and transits as well as the information about office closings, appointments and events.
Money and Taxes
The next policies determined by the US government in respond to coronavirus outbreak are money and taxes. In this concern, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau gives its advice for managing the personal financial impact of coronavirus while the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) delays federal tax filling until July 15 and offers advice for deducting Covid-19 costs from the taxes. This way, the qualified taxpayers can get a free help from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service.
Some policies are also given to the education field in response to coronavirus outbreak. Some education fields are providing the information for schools, students and parents. US Merchant and Marine Academy specifically gives academy operating status.
Scams and Fraud
The US government is also aware for the scams and fraud that will probably be the issues as an effect of coronavirus outbreak. Thus, all the departments are working together to share their programs related to the problems caused by the virus. Those are the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Social Security Administration, Treasury Inspector General and the US Postal Inspection Service.
All of these departments have been taking their actions to respond the increasing issues caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issues a guidance for public housing authorities, shelters, non-profits, landlords, grantees and stakeholders. The policies are given to manage them all so that the housing administration or other-related things run well within the coronavirus outbreak.