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Two bad quarters because the supply chain disruption coronavirus is not the bionic plague I didn't think until this week we were doing an adequate job job communicating but we started doing an adequate job of communicating and I'm very optimistic here is Alex Hayes are at the White House yesterday giving the aids as secretary of health and Human Services who along with Donald trump and Mike pence are just out there like Peter Navarro on the show yesterday communicating this is why the markets are going to be fine because we now figure out the best thing to do is just communicate here's the secretary of HHS cut number four this is eight the HHS briefing on the China girl China corona virus and we aim to do two things today provide the American public with an update on the risk presented by the virus and provide the latest update on the actions that president trump's actions administration is taking to respond to the outbreak and keep Americans safe I'm joined today by Dr and shook it the principal deputy director of the centers for disease control and prevention in Atlanta Dr Toni found G. of the National Institute of allergy and infectious disease Dr Robert Kadlec HHS's Assistant Secretary for preparedness and response and Dr Steven Hahn the commissioner of food and drugs as of this morning we still have only fourteen cases of the China corona virus detected here in the United States involving travel to China for close contacts with those travelers we have three cases among Americans repatriated from Wuhan and we have forty cases among American passengers repatriated from the diamond princess in Japan I want to thank the responders in communities that have worked with HHS and the administration to provide these Americans with the treatment they need I'm also grateful to the governors and other state and local leaders to work with us in close partnership so far the immediate risk to the general American public remains low but as we have warned that has the potential to change quickly there is now community transmission in a number of countries including outside of Asia that's deeply concerning and community spread in other countries will make successful containment or borders harder and harder that's what we've already been working closely with state local and private sector partners to prepare for mitigating the viruses potential spread in the United States because we will likely see more cases here as we have said throughout this episode doctor shook it will provide some more details on what that will look like including how we would treat potential cases that arise from community transmission here in the United States this preparation has been possible in part because of how aggressively president trump has responded to this outbreak as soon as we knew of the threat presented by this novel virus public health leaders were monitoring it and beginning to prepare the