Rationality suggests that preparation and training are means to defeating any pathogen. Both actions are also necessary in reducing death and wider contamination during any epidemic or pandemic.
Therefore, given China's stark lockdown actions of entire cities to contain and to protect that country from the Novel Coronavirus, thus buying the international community a crucial window of opportunity to prepare and to train for the arrival of the microbe, it would be foolish of any capable nation state not to prepare and train for the arrival of COVID-19.
Moreover, yesterday's warning from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to the public in the United States (US) that if was not a matter of if the Novel Coronavirus would arrive in the US, but merely, a when and how bad, should serve as more than ample notification for the Republic to begin preparation and training for the possible arrival of the pesky, deadly and mysterious COVID-19.
Surges in cases of the virus in the Middle East and in Europe, and a first appearance in Latin America, are more than enough evidence to confirm that the likelihood of the pathogen in the US is not media made, but etched in science, reality and simple logic.
So, to our medical workers and experts, we encourage you to continue to train on how best to protect us from Coronavirus. I implore government to prepare for the pathogen in American communities.