Coronavirus Survival Guide

Supplies, devices and food recommendations to help survive in the event of a global Coronavirus pandemic.

This guide contains supplies suggested to survive should the Corona Virus grow exponentially to global threat levels. It is a compilation from various sources found throughout the worldwide web and while sufficiently adequate, it is a work in progress.

Recommended items:

  1. Copper sheathing (grounded) for use as surface areas. Copper contains powerful anti-microbial properties with thin rolls readily available at roofing and siding suppliers.
  2. Microwaves 2 or more dedicated for decontamination.
  3. Dry Bleach (Calcium hypochlorite) for decontamination – lasts 24 months past expiration date.
  4. Portable crank radios
  5. 5 gallon buckets
  6. Food storage containers
  7. Toilet paper
  8. Towels
  9. LED Flashlights
  10. Extra batteries
  11. Solar powered chargers for batteries etc.

FOOD

Alcohol – 30 years.
Baking soda – indefinite.
Barley – 6 to 10 years.
Buckwheat – 10 – 12 years.
Canned spaghetti – Up to 4-5 years past expiration date.
Canned Meat – 2 to 6 years.
Canned baked beans – Up to 7 years.
Cocoa Powder – 10 to 20 years.
Coconut Oil – 5 years.
Corn Starch – 25 years.
Corn Syrup – 40 years.
Dehydrated carrots – Up to 25 years. Search for ‘bulk dehydrated carrots’.
Dehydrated fruit slices – Up to 5 years.
Dehydrated Fruits – 30 years.
Dried Corn – 15 years.
Dried corn – Up to 10 years. (canned corn too).
Dried beans – Can last 30 years when stored in airtight containers with a desiccant. Search the web for ‘bulk pinto beans airtight’.
Freeze Dried Meals – 15 to 50 years.
Freeze Dried Meat – 15 years.
Ghee(clarified butter) – 2 years.
Hard Cheese – Up to 9 months. Search the web for ‘what hard cheeses last longest unopened’.
Honey – indefinite.
Instant coffee – 10 to 20 years.
Instant Potatoes – 15 to 30 years.
Jello Mix – up to 30 years.
Maple Syrup – 40 years.
Meat Jerky – 2 years.
Millet – 10 to 12 years.
Most canned food – 3 to 5 years.
Multivitamins
Pasta products – 5 to 30 years lifespan. Look for freezedried.
Peanut Butter – 2 to 5 years
Powdered Milk – 40 years.
Powdered Whole Eggs – Up to 7 years.
Quinoa – 6 to 10 years.
Ramen Noodles – 2 to 5 years.
Rolled oats – Can last 50 years. Search the web for ‘Rolled oats airsealed bulk’
Rye – 6 to 10 years.
Salt – indefinite.
Soy Sauce – 3 years.
Spelt – 10 to 30 years.
Stock/bouillon – 10 to 15 years.
Sugar – indefinite.
Twinkies – Up to 30 years.
Unsweetened Chocolate – 4 years.
Vanilla Extract – 30 years.
Vinegar – 30 years.
White Vinegar – 5 to 8 years.
White rice – Up to 30 years in sealed storage bags/containers.
Whole lentils and peas – Up to 5 years. Again, seal off well.

Stock up on:

Portable Grill and Charcoals
Guns and AMMO
generator and tons of gas – Firewood
Oxygen Absorbents – Small packets you toss into storage bags/containers to suck out remaining Oxygen (make food last longer)

STOCK UP ON MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Get as many months supply of medication that you can. If you medications are a life or death situation, fake ‘meds lost’ or whatever it takes to get ANY amount you need.

Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.

First Aid Kit
Medical emergency kit

OTHER

Portable crank radio
5 gallon buckets
55 gallon drums for gasoline and diesel (if needed).
Food storage containers
Toilet paper
Towels
LED Flashlight

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Books, cards, 10tb external hard-drive full of movies and Donald Trump clips.

MOST IMPORTANT!

STORE AS MUCH WATER AS YOU CAN POSSIBLE HORDE. And buy chlorine tablets or powder to disinfect it.

China’s president warns coronavirus outbreak is far from over

Medical staff checking passengers arriving from Iran in the airport in Najaf, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 6:38 PM PT — Friday, February 21, 2020

China’s president has warned that the coronavirus outbreak will likely get worse before it gets better.

While speaking to some of his top officials on Friday, President Xi Jinping said the peak of the outbreak has not yet been reached. Xi’s remarks came as other Chinese officials assured governments around the world the outbreak will soon be over.

However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently said more needs to be done to contain the disease.

“The window of opportunity is still there, but our window of opportunity is narrowing,” stated WHO Director Tedros Adhanom. “That is why we called the international community to act, and that is why I explained yesterday (that) although we are asking for the international community to act quickly, that is not what we see.”

The outbreak has so far taken the lives of more than 2,000 people. The disease has also dealt a heavy blow to China’s economy after the country was forced to close a significant number of factories.

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China’s president warns coronavirus outbreak is far from over

Medical staff checking passengers arriving from Iran in the airport in Najaf, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 6:38 PM PT — Friday, February 21, 2020

China’s president has warned that the coronavirus outbreak will likely get worse before it gets better.

While speaking to some of his top officials on Friday, President Xi Jinping said the peak of the outbreak has not yet been reached. Xi’s remarks came as other Chinese officials assured governments around the world the outbreak will soon be over.

However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently said more needs to be done to contain the disease.

“The window of opportunity is still there, but our window of opportunity is narrowing,” stated WHO Director Tedros Adhanom. “That is why we called the international community to act, and that is why I explained yesterday (that) although we are asking for the international community to act quickly, that is not what we see.”

The outbreak has so far taken the lives of more than 2,000 people. The disease has also dealt a heavy blow to China’s economy after the country was forced to close a significant number of factories.

RELATED: Coronavirus Spreads In China Prisons, Korean Church As Fears Weigh On Global Markets

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China deploys 40 incinerators to Wuhan amid coronavirus outbreak

In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, medical personnel scan a new coronavirus patient at a hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. (Chinatopix via AP)

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UPDATED 6:10 PM PT — Wednesday, February 19, 2020

China has deployed at least 40 industrial incinerators to the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. Conflicting reports said the machines, which can reportedly handle about five tons of material per day, are either being used to dispose of animal carcasses or medical waste.

While its origins have not been confirmed, the virus is believed to have spread from bats to other animals before being passed to humans.

“Pandora’s Box has opened, unleashing the disaster, fear and illness. But there could be one thing still left in the box. That’s hope. As long as hope is there, we shall overcome the difficulty.”

– Dr. Tang Xin, Wuhan Union Hospital

Officials said the disposal of medical waste is vital in safeguarding people and preventing further spread of the disease.

Clinical support technician Douglas Condie extracts viruses samples as analytic work continues to examine the genetic structure of a virus in the coronavirus testing laboratory at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday Feb. 19, 2020. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)

Meanwhile, a travel warning has been announced for people traveling to Hong Kong. The CDC recently issued a Level 1 advisory for the region amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

The agency has told travelers to avoid contact with sick people and to clean their hands often.

Although the warning did not advise cancelling travel to Hong Kong, it advised anyone who’s traveled there within the past 14 days to seek medical attention if they experience symptoms.

Commuters wearing face masks are mirrored in a subway station Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

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HHS Official: U.S. can’t confirm coronavirus is related to Chinese bioweapon research

In this Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, photo, medical workers transfer a new coronavirus patient at a hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and hundred more deaths for a total of thousands since the outbreak began two months ago. (Chinatopix via AP)

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UPDATED 2:05 PM PT — Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A top Trump administration official recently shot down rumors suggesting the coronavirus is a Chinese bioweapon. While speaking to reporters at an event in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, the assistant secretary for health said they currently have no information to prove it is a manufactured virus.

Admiral Brett Giroir’s response came after members of Congress questioned the claim by China that the disease came from an animal at a market in Wuhan. The Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary went on to say health officials are trying to confirm that information amid work toward a cure.

“What we have done with our policies is we’ve bought time and time is really important,” he stated. “We have a very good diagnostic test devised by the CDC and you know there were some things that needed to be worked out in some of the controls, but it is a good diagnostic test.”

The Trump administration reportedly offered to send scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the virus in China more than a month ago, but Chinese leaders have yet to approve.

So far, the coronavirus has spread to more than 71,000 people globally and has killed nearly 2,000 people in China.

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White House officials do not trust China’s reporting on coronavirus infection

A worker wearing a protective suit gestures to a driver outside a tumor hospital newly designated to treat COVID-19 patients in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (Chinatopix via AP)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 11:47 AM PT — Sunday, February 16, 2020

White House officials appeared to have suspicions about the accuracy of China’s reporting of coronavirus cases. According to a report Saturday, the U.S. did not have high confidence in the information coming from China regarding the number of those affected by the disease.

This came as a number of officials have expressed doubt that China is being fully transparent, including White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a tv news interview at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Last week, Kudlow addressed ongoing concerns following a change in China’s measuring criteria, which added 15,000 cases in a single day.

“We thought there was better transparency coming out of China, but it doesn’t appear to be,” stated the economic advisor. “It’s the great unknown and I wish we did know more because, you know, this should not be about politics or for that matter, trade.”

Chinese officials said the number of new cases are dropping overall.

RELATED:China Reports Over 2K New Cases Of Coronavirus, 143 Deaths

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More Diamond Princess cruise ship passengers test positive for coronavirus

A reporter walks near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Japan’s Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said the government was considering testing everyone remaining on board and crew on the Diamond Princess, which would require them to remain aboard until results were available. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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UPDATED 5:19 PM PT — Saturday, February 15, 2020

In the meantime, another large group of people aboard a quarantined cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. The country’s health minister stated Saturday that another 67 passengers on Diamond Princess have been affected, bringing the total to nearly 300 cases.

Officials also said Tokyo was coordinating with the U.S. to evacuate Americans aboard the ship and return them to the states. There are more than 400 U.S. citizens on board.

“Based on a request by the U.S. government, I understand that the Japanese government and the U.S. government are coordinating to allow Americans aboard Diamond Princess to disembark and depart our country using a U.S. chartered plane.” stated Katsunobu Kato, Japanese Health Minister.

A woman holds a piece of cloth with the ship’s departure time written on it while quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship at the Yokohama Port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo said a chartered plane would arrive Sunday evening and suggested “out of an abundance of caution” that its citizens leave and return home for further monitoring.

If they choose not to return on the flight, they will not be able to return home “for a period of time.”

RELATED: China Reports Over 2K New Cases Of Coronavirus, 143 Deaths

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China reports over 2K new cases of coronavirus, 143 deaths

A doctor checks the conditions of a patient in Jinyintan Hospital, designated for critical COVID-19 patients, in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (Chinatopix Via AP)

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UPDATED 1:54 PM PT — Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Chinese Health Authority reported more than 2,000 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It has been announced that another 143 people have died from the deadly disease.

Saturday marked the second day the number of new cases fell since a spike in the hardest hit province of Hubei began, including clinical diagnoses in its official count.

Patients at a hospital in Wuhan will receive traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine. Some are even being treated using plasma therapy, which many have seen positive results.

A worker prepares medical supplies at the Jinyintan Hospital, designated for critical COVID-19 patients, in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (Chinatopix Via AP)

“In our hospital there have been four patients who have received plasma from convalescent patients,” stated Zhang Dingyu, president of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital. “At present, in a short period of time they’ve shown positive signs, their vitals are stable, they are in better condition and their blood oxygen are stabilized.”

Meanwhile, more medical workers and supplies are being deployed to the Hubei province as the epidemic continues.

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French officials confirm first coronavirus death in Europe

French lab scientists in hazmat gear inserting liquid in test tube manipulate potentially infected patient samples at Pasteur Institute in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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UPDATED 7:00 AM PT — Saturday, February 15, 2020

Officials from the French Health Ministry reported an 80-year-old Chinese tourist succumbed to the coronavirus on Saturday, marking the first virus-related death in Europe since the outbreak began. Up to this point, the only deaths outside of China have been reported in Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines.

The man’s daughter also contracted the virus, but is expected to be released soon. The man and his daughter were both from the Hubei province in China, which officials are calling the epicenter of the outbreak.

“He was hospitalized at the Bichat Hospital under strict isolation measures on January 25th,” stated Health Minister Agnès Buzyn. “His condition deteriorated rapidly, he was in a critical state for several days and he was in intensive care.”

France has confirmed 11 cases of coronavirus so far.

French lab scientists are silhouetted working in a lab at Pasteur Institute in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Meanwhile, President Trump has applauded his administration for its efforts to contain the coronavirus. The president shared a poll during his remarks to the National Border Patrol Council on Friday, which said a majority of American voters approve of his handling of the virus.

This came after he previously received criticism for temporarily banning residents of the Hubei province.

“’61 percent of the voters approve of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus,’” stated President Trump. “I was criticized by a lot of people at the beginning because we were the first, we’d never done it before, we closed our borders to certain areas.”

As of Friday night, there are 15 people in the U.S. infected with the virus. The president said many of them are getting better and reiterated his theory the virus could weaken as the weather gets warmer.

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Foods that Last a Really Long Time

In the event that the Coronavirus actually makes it to this illegal harboring country, here is a plain English list of foods (and other items) that last a really long time. And, a few tips on what else to keep while you lock yourself inside.

FOOD

Alcohol – 30 years.
Baking soda – indefinite.
Barley – 6 to 10 years.
Buckwheat – 10 – 12 years.
Canned spaghetti – Up to 4-5 years past expiration date.
Canned Meat – 2 to 6 years.
Canned baked beans – Up to 7 years.
Cocoa Powder – 10 to 20 years.
Coconut Oil – 5 years.
Corn Starch – 25 years.
Corn Syrup – 40 years.
Dehydrated carrots – Up to 25 years. Search for ‘bulk dehydrated carrots’.
Dehydrated fruit slices – Up to 5 years.
Dehydrated Fruits – 30 years.
Dried Corn – 15 years.
Dried corn – Up to 10 years. (canned corn too).
Dried beans – Can last 30 years when stored in airtight containers with a desiccant. Search the web for ‘bulk pinto beans airtight’.
Freeze Dried Meals – 15 to 50 years.
Freeze Dried Meat – 15 years.
Ghee(clarified butter) – 2 years.
Hard Cheese – Up to 9 months. Search the web for ‘what hard cheeses last longest unopened’.
Honey – indefinite.
Instant coffee – 10 to 20 years.
Instant Potatoes – 15 to 30 years.
Jello Mix – up to 30 years.
Maple Syrup – 40 years.
Meat Jerky – 2 years.
Millet – 10 to 12 years.
Most canned food – 3 to 5 years.
Multivitamins
Pasta products – 5 to 30 years lifespan. Look for freezedried.
Peanut Butter – 2 to 5 years
Powdered Milk – 40 years.
Powdered Whole Eggs – Up to 7 years.
Quinoa – 6 to 10 years.
Ramen Noodles – 2 to 5 years.
Rolled oats – Can last 50 years. Search the web for ‘Rolled oats airsealed bulk’
Rye – 6 to 10 years.
Salt – indefinite.
Soy Sauce – 3 years.
Spelt – 10 to 30 years.
Stock/bouillon – 10 to 15 years.
Sugar – indefinite.
Twinkies – Up to 30 years.
Unsweetened Chocolate – 4 years.
Vanilla Extract – 30 years.
Vinegar – 30 years.
White Vinegar – 5 to 8 years.
White rice – Up to 30 years in sealed storage bags/containers.
Whole lentils and peas – Up to 5 years. Again, seal off well.

Stock up on:

Portable Grill and Charcoals
Guns and AMMO
generator and tons of gas – Firewood
Oxygen Absorbents – Small packets you toss into storage bags/containers to suck out remaining Oxygen (make food last longer)

STOCK UP ON MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Get as many months supply of medication that you can. If you medications are a life or death situation, fake ‘meds lost’ or whatever it takes to get ANY amount you need.

Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.

First Aid Kit
Medical emergency kit

OTHER

Portable crank radio
5 gallon buckets
Food storage containers
Toilet paper
Towels
LED Flashlight

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Books, cards, 10tb external hard-drive full of movies and Donald Trump clips.

MOST IMPORTANT!

STORE AS MUCH WATER AS YOU CAN POSSIBLE HORDE. And buy chlorine tablets or powder to disinfect it.

Report: 5K additional coronavirus cases confirmed in China

Students line up to sanitize their hands to avoid the contact of coronavirus before their morning class at a hight school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 5:25 PM PT — Friday, February 14, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in China has skyrocketed over the last 24 hours. On Friday, the Chinese government reported 5,000 new cases and 121 new deaths.

Over 2,100 of those infected are in severe condition. This brought the total number of coronavirus deaths to nearly 1,400 while the total number of confirmed cases has exceeded 63,000.

China’s financial minister said the country has allocated over $11.5 billion to combat the epidemic.

“We have made every effort to ensure epidemic prevention and control funding. As of February 13th, a total of $11.52 billion (has) been allocated from all-level governments, with $5.86 billion already spent. We have also issued a notice demanding financial departments at all levels put people’s life and health first, and implement all relevant policies.” – Ou Wenhan, Chinese Assistant Minister of Finance

Moving forward, officials are working to track down and test those who have had close contact with victims.

Personnels wearing protective suits wait near an entrance at the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Meanwhile, the U.S. military is making preparations to handle a possible pandemic of the deadly coronavirus. American troops around Asia have reportedly started enforcing a plan handed down by Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

Esper directed troops to take certain steps last month, including quarantining service members who have recently traveled to China. The protocol reportedly follows the Pentagon’s plan for dealing with the flu and other unknown diseases.

This came after the CDC confirmed the 15th case of the virus in the U.S. this week.

“The immediate risk of novel coronavirus remains low for the U.S. public at this time, (and) CDC is taking aggressive action to keep the nation safe,” the agency said in a statement. “COVID-19 represents an unprecedented public health threat and requires everyone’s continued cooperation.”

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Kudlow: White House is disappointed with China’s response to coronavirus outbreak

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a TV news interview at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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UPDATED 1:30 PM PT — Thursday, February 13, 2020

White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow is criticizing China over its response to the coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday, Kudlow said Beijing has not been telling the whole truth about the scale and likely economic effects of the virus.

“Is the Politburo really being honest with us?” he asked. “We thought there was going to be more transparency, but we’re a bit disappointed.”

The adviser went on to say China’s behavior is adding uncertainty to its trade relations with the U.S.

“We will feel some of the problems over in China, but it’s still quite minimal,” he said. “A couple of tenths of one percent, that’s our estimate.”

Kudlow said although the virus has been “contained” in the U.S., China must explain what’s going on within its own borders to minimize both the economic and health risks going forward.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers produce face masks in the workshop of a textile company in Jimo District of Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong Province on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Liang Xiaopeng/Xinhua via AP)

Meanwhile, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday. During his testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, Azar said the people identified as the 14th and 15th cases of the virus both traveled from Wuhan, China, and are currently under quarantine.

The secretary also said the CDC will be working with local health officials to test for the disease, which scientists have named ‘COVID-19.’

“The CDC has begun working with health departments in five cities…to begin testing individuals with flu-like symptoms for the China coronavirus,” he said. “Many questions about the virus remain, and this effort will help see whether there is broader spread than we have been able to detect so far.”

Secretary Azar also defended the president’s proposed 2021 budget. He said it prioritizes funding for the CDC’s infectious diseases programs, which will aid in preparedness for other potential viral outbreaks.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar prepares to testify about President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2021, as he appears before the Senate Finance Committee to discuss health care issues, including the coronavirus, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Kudlow: White House is disappointed with China’s response to coronavirus outbreak

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a TV news interview at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 1:30 PM PT — Thursday, February 13, 2020

White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow is criticizing China over its response to the coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday, Kudlow said Beijing has not been telling the whole truth about the scale and likely economic effects of the virus.

“Is the Politburo really being honest with us?” he asked. “We thought there was going to be more transparency, but we’re a bit disappointed.”

The adviser went on to say China’s behavior is adding uncertainty to its trade relations with the U.S.

“We will feel some of the problems over in China, but it’s still quite minimal,” he said. “A couple of tenths of one percent, that’s our estimate.”

Kudlow said although the virus has been “contained” in the U.S., China must explain what’s going on within its own borders to minimize both the economic and health risks going forward.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers produce face masks in the workshop of a textile company in Jimo District of Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong Province on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Liang Xiaopeng/Xinhua via AP)

Meanwhile, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday. During his testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, Azar said the people identified as the 14th and 15th cases of the virus both traveled from Wuhan, China, and are currently under quarantine.

The secretary also said the CDC will be working with local health officials to test for the disease, which scientists have named ‘COVID-19.’

“The CDC has begun working with health departments in five cities…to begin testing individuals with flu-like symptoms for the China coronavirus,” he said. “Many questions about the virus remain, and this effort will help see whether there is broader spread than we have been able to detect so far.”

Secretary Azar also defended the president’s proposed 2021 budget. He said it prioritizes funding for the CDC’s infectious diseases programs, which will aid in preparedness for other potential viral outbreaks.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar prepares to testify about President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2021, as he appears before the Senate Finance Committee to discuss health care issues, including the coronavirus, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Coronavirus confirmed in San Diego, Calif.

A plane carrying evacuees from the virus zone in China lands at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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UPDATED 1:32 PM PT — Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Another case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the U.S., bringing the national total to 13 cases. A California hospital momentarily released a patient who was unknowingly infected by the coronavirus.

The UC San Diego Medical Center discharged four people Sunday after botched test results came back negative for the disease. Those patients were part of a group who recently evacuated from Wuhan, China.

“Because these individuals were in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak where there is intense and escalating community-wide spread of this novel coronavirus, we consider them at high risk of exposure,” stated Dr. Christopher Braden, Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

After being released from the hospital, they were transferred to the Miramar Air Base where all China evacuees will stay in quarantine.

However, doctors said they received new test results on Monday, which showed one patient did indeed have the virus despite already being released. That person has since been brought back to the medical center, where they will stay for treatment and observation.

Meanwhile, health officials said they do not believe the patient infected any other evacuees upon her return to base. During their arrival last week, the CDC assured they offer no risk to the surrounding community.

“We know this situation may be concerning to people in the Miramar Base and surrounding community,” stated Dr. Braden. “However, based on our experience with other coronaviruses, we don’t believe these individuals pose a risk to the community because we’re doing all that we can to take the measures to minimize any potential exposures.”

Hundreds of people have been put in quarantine at the base since the start of the outbreak last month and each person must stay for at least two weeks after their arrival. The first group of evacuees is set to return home Tuesday.

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1st U.S. citizen dies from coronavirus amid more evacuations from China

Medical workers in protective suits move a coronavirus patient into an isolation ward at the Second People’s Hospital in Fuyang in central China’s Anhui Province, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (Chinatopix via AP)

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UPDATED 11:05 AM PT — Saturday, February 8, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in China has confirmed the first American death linked to the coronavirus outbreak. On Saturday morning, the embassy said an unidentified U.S. citizen died Thursday at a hospital in Wuhan.

The victim was reportedly 60 years old and had a history of health issues. Officials are working to gather more details on the matter.

The death toll associated with the outbreak continues to rise. Over 700 people have died while more than 34,900 cases of the virus have been confirmed worldwide.

Wuhan officials recently dispatched around 99 medical teams to the city to help combat the spread of the virus. U.S. officials said they have evacuated more than 800 people from Wuhan in recent flights.

This Feb. 2, 2020, photo provided by the Department of Defense shows empty lodging facilities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (Todd Holly/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Meanwhile, a plane carrying Americans from China landed in Texas on Friday. At least 100 passengers were escorted to San Antonio’s Lackland Air Base, where they will spend 14 days under quarantine.

The CDC did not see any immediate signs of illness among the passengers. However, they will still be required to undergo quarantine.

“I think my biggest concern is that these individuals are about to enter a very tough 14 day quarantine period. They don’t know what’s coming, they don’t have their items that they’re comfortable with, and it’s our job to make sure that they’re not only safe, but they’re comfortable. This is not a role that CDC is traditionally engaged in, so I need to be thinking about things on all levels.” – Jennifer McQuiston, CDC Federal Response Leader

Some of the evacuees will reportedly be moved to a facility in Omaha, Nebraska for quarantine.

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U.S. prepared to send $100M in aid to China, others to help fight coronavirus

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands in front of Uzbek and American national flags after a joint news conference with Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov following the talks in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo)

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UPDATED 8:00 PM PT — Friday, February 7, 2020

The U.S. is poised to donate $100 million to help China and other countries impacted by the deadly coronavirus. On Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed the Trump administration’s commitment to fighting the outbreak.

“Proud to announce an additional $100 million of existing funds to support China in combating the coronavirus. This commitment, along with hundreds of millions generously donated, demonstrates strong U.S. leadership in response to the outbreak. Together we can have a profound impact.” – Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State

Pompeo said the U.S. has already facilitated the transportation of more than 17 tons of medical supplies to China. He also noted the gesture is part of the nation’s longstanding record of strengthening global health security programs through financial aid.

The secretary assured the public that the U.S. will always help and encouraged other nations to step up as well.

American evacuees from the coronavirus outbreak in China board a bus after arriving by flight to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Neb., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. The evacuees are to be quarantined at Camp Ashland, a nearby Nebraska National Guard training base. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Meanwhile, the second flight holding American evacuees from China has landed in California. On Friday morning, the plane landed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

The flight, which was chartered by the U.S. State Department, carried about 300 passengers in total. All passengers will be subject to a 14 day quarantine upon arrival. They will join the roughly 170 Americans who arrived last week.

So far, only five passengers reportedly displayed symptoms of the coronavirus.

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President Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping discuss coronavirus outbreak

President Donald Trump walks to speak to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Chinese President Xi Jinping assured President Trump that China will overcome the coronavirus outbreak. The two leaders discussed the growing epidemic during a recent phone, according to a White House spokesperson.

The president took to Twitter shortly after the discussion, where he stated his Chinese counterpart is “powerfully focused” on eradicating the virus.

President Trump also spoke about their conversation before heading to speak at an opportunity summit in North Carolina Friday.

“We’re working together, the World Health (Organization) is working with them, the CDC is working with them,” he explained. “I had great conversation last night (Thursday) with President Xi — it’s a tough situation, I think they are doing a very good job.”

President Xi said he appreciates America’s efforts and hopes both countries maintain communication to work together to contain the outbreak.

People wearing masks, walk in a subway station, in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Hong Kong on Friday confirmed 25 cases of a new virus that originated in the Chinese province of Hubei. According to the latest figures, 233 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed globally, Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Admissions told a news conference. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Meanwhile, British scientists believe they may have developed a vaccine for the coronavirus. On Friday, scientists announced they will conduct human trials of the vaccine starting this summer. As of now, they are still in the early stages.

After China quickly released its genetic code, scientists were able to determine the origin of the virus, how it mutates and how to protect people against it.

“I think we’re at a fairly critical stage just at the moment in being able to know what’s going to happen. Are the number of cases being detected — we’ve heard that they’re dropping — is that because there are fewer infections, really or is it just difficulties in actually doing the tests and monitoring the patients? The next few weeks will be critical and we can’t at the moment say which way it’s going to go.”

— Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology

So far, the coronavirus has killed more than 100 people across China and has infected thousands more globally.

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WHO: Travel bans not needed to fight coronavirus spread

A man wears face mask sitting at the waterfront against the Victoria Habour in Hong Kong, Sunday, Feb, 2, 2020. China’s death toll from a new virus increased on Sunday amid warnings from the World Health Organization that other countries need to prepare in the event the disease spreads among their populations as more nations report local infections. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), travel bans aren’t needed in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. In a news conference Monday, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there was no reason for the measures that “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade.”

The WHO director called on all countries to rely on decisions that are”‘evidence-based and consistent,” and also said the WHO is ready to provide advice. This comes as China faces increasing isolation as flights to and from the country have been cancelled amid the ongoing outbreak.

“The only way we would defeat this outbreak is for all countries to work together in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation,” Ghebreyesus stated. “We’re all in this together, and we can only stop it together.”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), adresses his statement, during the 146th session of the World Health Organization Executive Board, at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

The WHO said the spread of the virus outside of China was “minimal and slow,” but warned it could get worse. The organization also announced it’s partnering with several tech platforms, including Google and Facebook, to stem the spread of misinformation about the virus.

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Calif. officials confirm 11th case of coronavirus in U.S.

FILE – In this illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (CDC via AP, File)

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Health officials in California confirmed an 11th case of coronavirus in the U.S. On Sunday, authorities from both Santa Clara County and San Benito County confirmed three new cases of the deadly virus.

Two of those people were husband and wife in San Benito. Neither of them have left the house since finding out they have the virus. In the meantime, a family in Santa Clara has been quarantined after a woman sought medical help after returning from a trip to Wuhan, China, which is where the virus was first detected.

Authorities are still not sure how the coronavirus spreads from person-to-person.

“There has been some question at this point whether people who are not symptomatic, but infected, can spread this even before they develop symptoms — we don’t know the answer to that,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, health officer in San Benito County. “The CDC is looking into that and trying to figure out, with the information our researchers are doing, whether indeed you can spread it.”

This comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced more flights to evacuate American citizens from virus-stricken China. He made the announcement during a news conference Sunday, while meeting with Uzbekistan’s prime minister. The announcement comes after nearly 200 Americans were evacuated from Wuhan, China last week and placed under a 14 day federal quarantine.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint news conference with Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov following the talks in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo)

Secretary Pompeo said the flights will be scheduled within the next couple of days and the U.S. may bring back citizens from other countries as well. He made the following comments regarding the move:

“Yes, we have a handful more flights that will be heading to China to bring Americans back home from Hubei Province. The exact timing of those, we’re still coordinating with the Chinese government. We anticipate that they will happen in the next handful of days and we’ll return those American citizens. We may well end up bringing some citizens back from other countries as well. We’re working through the details on that.”

Moving forward, U.S. officials will continue to work closely with the Chinese government to resolve the coronavirus global epidemic. So far, the virus has killed over 360 people and infected over 17,500 worldwide.

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Officials confirm eighth case of coronavirus in U.S.

Employee Cynthia Bao, who is pregnant wears a protective mask to avoid getting sick, as she interacts with customers at the Beyond Services notary in Alhambra, Calif., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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An eighth case of the deadly coronavirus has been discovered in the United States. On Friday, officials confirmed a man in Massachusetts contracted the virus after visiting Wuhan, China.

The man sought care and has been quarantined since returning to the states. Those whom he’s had contact with are also being monitored for symptoms.

This came after officials in northern California confirmed the seventh coronavirus case in the nation.

“Earlier today, the CDC notified us that a resident of our county is confirmed to have the novel coronavirus,” stated Dr. Sarah Cody. “As you know, this is the first case in Santa Clara County and in the Bay Area.”

The Santa Clara resident had also traveled to Wuhan and tested positive for the illness upon his return home. Officials said anyone who made contact with him will be quarantined for 14 days.

Medical workers in protective suits move a coronavirus patient into an isolation ward at the Second People’s Hospital in Fuyang in central China’s Anhui Province, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (Chinatopix via AP)

The Trump administration declared a public health emergency in the U.S. on Friday amid the rising number of coronavirus cases. The World Health Organization has also declared the outbreak a global health emergency in the wake of its rapid spread.

“The main reason for this declaration is not because of what is happening in China, but because of what is happening in other countries,” explained WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “The greatest concern is for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems, which are ill prepared to deal with it.”

So far, over 250 people have died and more than 12,000 have been infected worldwide.

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