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Coronavirus travel ban, strict infection control will keep virus at bay in US, former NY official says

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Coronavirus travel ban, strict infection control will keep virus at bay in US, former NY official says

Former Lt. Governor of New York, Dr. Betsy McCaughey, weighs in on the new travel restrictions enacted by the Trump administration to halt the spread of the coronavirus, and risks the U.S. faces if this epidemic makes its way into the country.

The former lieutenant governor of New York has hit back at China for keeping the true depths of the coronavirus spread under wraps for so long, which possibly allowed for thousands to travel while infectious. Dr. Betsy McCaughey, current chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, told Fox News that even this week, the country was making a mistake in being reluctant to accept foreign help.

“The first thing China did wrong was to keep it a secret for so long,” McCaughey said. “It meant that hundreds of thousands of people perhaps traveled around the world from China who could be carrying this virus and nobody knew about it.”

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The virus has since spread to more than 60,000 people and killed more than 1,000. The majority of cases and fatalities have occurred mainly in China. As a result, similar to other foreign nations, the Trump administration has issued travel restrictions for foreigners coming to the U.S. and for Americans returning from regions in China that are being pummeled by the virus. Some, however, have criticized the administration’s move and warned that it could further alienate Asian cultures and help spread unnecessary fear.

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