• Local Health Officials Taking Coronavirus Threat Seriously

    The World Health Organization says for the first time there are more new cases of coronavirus outside of China. County health officials are monitoring the spread of the virus, they have to be ready to respond quickly to stop it from spreading.  “Knowing that’s a possibility, we are planning how are we going to respond […]

  • Trump puts Pence in charge of US coronavirus response

    (CNN) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the US government response to the novel coronavirus, amid growing criticism of the White House’s handling of the outbreak. At a wide-ranging White House news conference, the President defended the White House’s response, stressing the administration’s ongoing efforts and resources […]

  • CDC Warns Americans to Prepare for Coronavirus As Valley Gears Up for Major Events

    We’ve seen images from countries where coronavirus is spreading that are frightening. In China, strict quarantine orders enforced, in Italy, empty store shelves from panic buying and in South Korea, long lines for masks.  “Current global circumstances suggest it’s likely that this virus will cause a pandemic,” says Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal director with […]

  • Riverside County Resident Aboard Cruise Ship Tests Positive for Coronavirus

    A Riverside County resident who was a passenger on the Diamond Princess cruise ship has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), although the individual is expected to fully recover. The individual, whose name and identifying information are being withheld to protect their privacy, is being housed at a Northern California medical facility, said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, […]

  • Bipartisan concern and outrage about coronavirus spill over on Capitol Hill

    (CNN) — There is mounting concern on Capitol Hill that more needs to be done to contain the coronavirus, the contagious respiratory disease that started in China and has reached from Iran to the US, with Republicans and Democrats outwardly expressing alarm and outrage. In a tense exchange Tuesday, Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana pressed acting Homeland […]

  • Former CDC director: A coronavirus pandemic is inevitable. What now?

    (CNN) — Covid-19 will become a pandemic. We don’t yet know how severe it will be, nor do we know if the virus will spread to all continents, but it’s already spreading widely in China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and elsewhere — and thousands of undetected and infectious patients have been and continue to travel […]

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