New details on the 1st patient diagnosed with coronavirus through ‘community spread’

The handling of the patient near Sacramento, California, is raising questions about the CDC and why it had not tested for the virus sooner.
1:49 | 02/28/20

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Transcript for New details on the 1st patient diagnosed with coronavirus through ‘community spread’
And will joins us now from that hospital will the CDC is facing a lot of heat for not testing their sooner. What are you hearing on that front and how does the CDC responding. A dry day and all the federal guidelines when this woman came down with symptoms required for people to be tested it made being in China and come back current dating countered anybody. Who was infected she did not meet either of those standards that it ended up being that's. The four day lag between when she showed up to the hospital what those symptoms and when she was tested dose federal guidelines have since changed because of all of this it's now up to doctors and their discretion on who they wanna test but it doesn't just mentioned and that report that kids protesting. Here in California have dwindled down to 20200. Kids it's all that's collapsed so there is a real needs they're expecting goes side (%expletive) To jump exponentially the CDC is sending a lot more in the coming days Diane I'm. Hopefully they deliver and will. It's concerning to hear about community spreading even from across the country how are people in that actual community reacting. Well there is a real concern and I think that you saw that especially come out today in a press conference with the governor getting testy and other public health. Officials were pressed hard. Caught on more information about this woman all we know is that two hospitals. Not where she's been and that she's a woman and that she's from Solano county but it's a real problem balancing act for the authorities here because they say they don't wanna create more panic now let's say that they came out and said exactly which neighborhood that she lives in you can have all those people in that neighborhood really stop panic really have a lot of anxiety with what's going on so the governor says he wants to be transparent but he also wants doesn't release the information that the public really needs to know. And that he will do that as he deems fit. Diane her rental car on California for us thanks well.

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