As the Trump administration struggles with the growing coronovirus outbreak, Democrats wait for their party’s presidential nomination, how they would have reacted if they were in the White House.
Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders advocated raising federal dollars for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to ensure their funding was boosted is important. America is ready to deal with the outbreak.
The Democratic President’s hopes also stated that they would improve relations with other countries to work together with the global community to deal with future outbreaks.
“Whether or not the issue is climate change, which is obviously a global crisis that requires international cooperation, or infectious diseases like coronoviruses, international cooperation, we have to work and expand the World Health Organization, obviously We have to ensure the CDC ”said Sanders, NIH, our infectious departments are fully funded. “It is a global problem. We have to work with countries around the world to stop it.”
Biden positioned himself as the only candidate on the stage who has experience in fighting and the spread of a deadly disease, as he was vice president when the Obama administration dealt with the Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 And was devastated in West Africa.
“Nobody here has dealt with any leader of the world internationally,” said Biden. “I have only one.”
The former vice-president also said that he is pushing China to allow US health officials into the country.
Biden said, “I’ll make it clear on the phone with China that we need to be in your country. You have to be open. You have to be clear.” “We have to find out what’s going on. We have to be with you and try and emphasize it, emphasize.”
Klobuchar of Minnesota urged Americans to visit the CDC’s website to ascertain what they should do if they experience symptoms.
“I want to get it out of politics right now and talk to the American people because it’s very serious,” she said. “I’m not going to give my website right now. I’m going to give the CDC website, which is cdc.gov So that people keep checking and they follow the rules and they realize what to do when they are sick. “
There are over 80,000 cases of coronavirus worldwide and the death toll is close to 3,000. While the U.S. There has been no death from the virus in the CDC, the CDC warned on Tuesday that it is a matter of when, if not, the virus spreads here.
The Democratic presidential nominee appeared on stage in Charleston, South Carolina for the 10th Democratic debate, hosted by CBS News. The debate is final before the South Carolina Primary Saturday and Super Tuesday March 3.