Judge Says More Answers Needed About Relocation of COVID-19 Patients
BIOSCIENCE NEWS — Federal and California officials must provide more information to local officials about plans to relocate former cruise ship passengers who have tested positive for the new coronavirus to a facility in a Southern California community, a federal judge subordinate Monday.
Officials in the city of Costa Mesa oppose the transfer to their community of coronavirus patients who were exhausted from a cruise ship in Japan, the Associated Press according. Mistakes can be made when acting in haste, aforesaid U.S District Judge Josephine Staton, who had not yet permanently blocked federal officials from transferring passengers to the site. She regular some other hearing next Monday to review the issue.
Passengers who were exhausted from the cruise ship are under quarantine at Travis Air Force Base in Northern California. Those who tested positive for the new coronavirus were sent to area hospitals but cannot return to Travis once they no thirster need treatment, according to federal officials. nevertheless, Costa Mesa officials aforesaid they were not enclosed in the planning process and want to know why a facility recently deemed too bedraggled for a homeless shelter is suddenly being considered to house those passengers, the AP according. “There’s just thing not right, and we have to question that, because the information that we’re being given is not credible,” Costa Mesa city manager Katrina Foley told the media after Monday’s hearing.
Meanwhile, earlier today, the US Centers for illness Control and bar warned that a coronavirus eruption on American soil is now all but a certainty. “As more and more countries experience community spread, boffo containment at our borders becomes harder and harder. finally, we expect we will see community spread in this country,” Nancy Messonnier, MD, director of the CDC National Center for immunisation and metabolism illnesss, aforesaid during a media informing. “It’s not so much a question of if this will happen any longer, but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how galore people in this country will have severe illness.”