Are US hospitals prepared to treat coronavirus?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers Americans' questions about the deadly virus spreading across the U.S.
0:37 | 03/09/20

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We want to get to your questions tonight let's bring in our chief medical editor doctor Jan after an engine personally so those images out of Italy those hospitals. So people here gonna wonder our hospitals ready here in the US for this wave of corn a virus and at what point should you get tested. So according to infectious disease specialist even a hundred point four is the temperature. With symptoms you should speak to someone about getting tested and in terms of search capacity here in critical care situation. They're about a million hospital beds. About 800000 doctors half a million critical care nurses they're already stretched to capacity. Already being tested are doctors and you'll be with us every step of the way.

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