The coronavirus: how prepared is Pennsylvania?

Also, the US economy is already reacting to the virus

The Center for Disease Control issued a dire warning last week, saying that it is not a matter of if the coronavirus will spread in the US, but when it will happen.

Officials stopped short of predicting how many people will fall seriously ill but did say that the reported surge in cases outside of China has prompted the warning.

The Trump administration responded by asking Congress for $2.5 billion to fight the virus and named Vice President Pence to lead the nation’s response.

Will these efforts be enough to stop a nation-wide spread? What are Pennsylvania health officials doing to prepare?

Joining Smart Talk on Monday to discuss the US and Pennsylvania coronavirus response, along with the how the virus presents in affected individuals, is the Secretary of the Department of Health Rachel Levine, MD.

Dr. Rachel Levine, MD. appears on Smart Talk on March 2, 2020.

Dr. Rachel Levine, MD. appears on Smart Talk on March 2, 2020.

Also, health officials are not the only experts gauging the impact of a possible global pandemic.

Economists and stock investment specialists are watching as the US Stock market reacts to the uncertainty of the virus’s effect on global markets.

Appearing on Smart Talk to analyze the potential impact is Dan Eye, Chartered Financial Analyst and head of Asset Allocation and Equity Research Roof Advisory Group, A Division of fort Pitt Capital Group.

Dan Eye appears on Smart Talk on March 2, 2020.

Alexandra Stein

Dan Eye appears on Smart Talk on March 2, 2020.

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