New York rapper 50 Cent isn’t trying to get sick. The hip-hop entertainer has weighed-in on the nationwide and now global coronavirus outbreak.
Big Facts: On Tuesday, 50 hit up Instagram to keep it 100 on the worldwide sickness now impacting the United States.
High-Key Details: According to reports, President Donald Trump‘s administration has expanded screening locations throughout the nation.
U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar warned Tuesday that the coronavirus raging across mainland China is a “potentially very serious public health threat,” saying that the Trump administration is expanding screening for the virus from five to 20 U.S. airports. “We are constantly preparing for the possibility that the situation could worsen,” Azar said during a press briefing Tuesday on the nation’s response to the China coronavirus, which has killed 106 people in mainland China and infected nearly 4,700 worldwide, including in the United States. (CNBC)
Wait, There’s More: Nearly 100 people have reportedly died from the virus in China with nearly 3,000 getting sick.
U.S. health officials are currently monitoring 110 people across 26 states for the coronavirus, including the five patients who contracted the deadly infection in China and brought it back to America. The disease, which has killed at least 81 people in China and sickened more than 2,800 worldwide, isn’t spreading within the community in the U.S. and the risk to the public right now is still considered low, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters on a conference call Monday. (CNBC)
Before You Go: The outbreak has even forced some companies to tell employees to say at home.