The man who is kept in quarantine in coronavirus cannot stop coughing and takes water from the 3-year-old daughter
An American citizen evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, could not stop coughing when he gave a TV interview about his experience of going through the quarantine process.
Frank Wucinski and his three-year-old daughter Annabel were evacuated from Wuhan on February 4 and immediately placed in a 14-day quarantine at the MCAS Miramar military base in San Diego.
They were finally released on February 20. He gave Fox News a TV interview on Friday, but Wucinski seemed to be struggling with a cough that sometimes prevented him from speaking clearly.
He was forced to take a bottle of water from his daughter who was sitting on his lap, but immediately handed it to her, despite the fact that the deadly virus seemed to be contagious.
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A father and daughter released from quarantine after being evacuated from China appeared on Fox News, but he couldn’t stop coughing through the interview
Frank Wucinski with his daughter and wife before the corona virus outbreak separated them
Frank Wucinski’s wife stayed in China to look after her deceased father
Frank Wucinski and his daughter Annabel introduced themselves when they left their 14-day quarantine
Wucinski raised his cough to ‘nerves’ during his appearance on the weekday show ‘America’s Newsroom’.
His wife, who is not an American citizen, is still trapped in Wuhan and now suffers from pneumonia that may be related to the corona virus.
She had stayed in China to help her father, who was hospitalized with the virus and died while Wucinski and Annabelle were in the quarantine center in California.
The family has lived in China for the past 15 years. They spent two-thirds of that time in Wuhan, where his wife’s family lives.
The father and daughter were evacuated from Wuhan to San Diego on February 4
Frank Wucinski documented his time in quarantine with his daughter Annabel on Twitter
“I mean, I just know from my experience that I was in Wuhan when it all started. You just didn’t know what was going on and what was going on, ”Wucinski told Fox News as he struggled with cough left behind.
“I think that as time goes on, doctors and scientists will hopefully get the entire situation under control.
“Fortunately, as far as I understand, it’s contagious, but the death rate is quite low,” he added.
Clearly struggling to continue, Wucinski was forced to take the bottle of water that Annabel eagerly drank in an attempt to regain his calm.
He continues to explain the cough and repeats that he has been tested and released from the corona virus and that his mysterious cough had nothing to do with it.
“They said I was fine. I was tested twice, both times negative. The cough, probably just nerves, “he added.
Frank Wucinski, freed from 14-day quarantine, coughed while talking about the corona virus
Frank Wucinski was forced to take his daughter’s water bottle while he was constantly coughing
Wucinski and his daughter were immediately separated and isolated as soon as they reached the military base of MCAS Miramar as a result of their contact with the father-in-law of Wucinski who had the virus.
“A few days later, Annabel only coughed for some staff,” he told Fox News.
“They suggested we go to the medical tent. The medical tent contacted the CDC and they said we should go back to isolation at the children’s hospital. So we stayed there for about three days. ”
When her test came out negative, they were moved to the base on February 14 to complete the rest of their 14-day quarantine.
They were both released on February 20 after being tested negative for the disease, but are now facing large medical bills for their stay.
“Well, we are meant for follow-up checks at the hospital or at a doctor’s, so we’re trying to get insurance because my work insurance isn’t working in America. So we are applying, “he told Fox.
“Although I assumed that all medical bills from our time would be paid by the government in quarantine, it appears that I am financially responsible for the six days that Annabel and I spent in isolation at the hospital,” Wucinski explains at a GoFundMe- page he set up for the family.
“Second, because I don’t know how long we’ll be in the United States, I’m looking for health insurance for the two of us, because my insurance in China doesn’t cover American doctors. Although it seems that my daughter is eligible for free health care, I am not. ”
Frank Wucinski’s daughter Annabel coughed for medical staff and was taken to the local children’s hospital for isolation and further testing. She tested negative for the virus
Frank Wucinski celebrates his release from quarantine with his daughter Annabel, 3 years old
The family is now faced with medical costs to cover their six-day hospital stay in quarantine
The corona virus has reached more than 57 countries with more than 84,000 deaths and more than 2,800 deaths.
There are now 60 confirmed coronavirus cases in the US
Experts admit that they do not know the true figure in any way, because access to testing is currently very limited.
The first American case of coronavirus whose origin of the disease is unknown was confirmed on Wednesday.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the person, a native of Northern California, had not recently returned from another country and had not been in contact with another confirmed case.
It turned out later that evening that the CDC had taken four days to test the woman, despite requests from medical staff, because “the patient did not meet the existing CDC criteria for COVID-19.”
No fewer than 100 health workers may have been exposed to the woman in the four days she was not tested. The doctors and nurses are from the Davis Medical Center at the University of California, where the woman is being treated, and from NorthBay VacaValley Hospital.
Customers wearing protective face masks buy toilet paper at a wholesale store in Mountain View, California, because people are stocking up because of the growing panic about the virus
Shoppers wearing protective face masks in a wholesale store in Mountain View, California, with 60 cases now confirmed in the United States
All 59 other cases in the US were for people who had traveled abroad or had close contact with others who were traveling.
Previous cases in the US included 14 people who have returned from outbreak areas in China or their spouses; three people who were evacuated from the central city of Wuhan in China; and 42 American passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Up to now, the American strategy has focused almost exclusively on testing infected travelers, using a test that looks for genetic material from the virus in saliva or mucus. From February 23, fewer than 500 people from 43 states have been or are being tested for the virus.
Currently, only seven provincial and local health departments have the option to screen for the virus.
People have been panicking about buying items from stores since health authorities warned Americans to prepare for the domestic acceleration of the virus, which has infected more than 80,000 people and killed nearly 3,000 worldwide.
US stock indices fell sharply open again on Friday when the coronavirus outbreak raised the alarm for a possible global recession.
Investors have been abandoned after the fear of virus wiped out nearly $ 3 trillion this week from the combined market value of S&P 500 companies, with the index confirming its fastest correction in history in volatile trading on Thursday.
The average of Dow Jones Industrial lost 463 points, or 1.8 percent, on the opening bell on Friday, and the losses quickly rose to as much as 1,000 points one day after the largest point drop in the index in history.
If the Dow closes more than 1,000 points on Friday, it would be the third time this week and the second day in a row the index lost four-digit points, something that had happened only twice in history.
Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed that the virus was likely to cause school closures
It comes after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week for the first time advised US companies, schools, hospitals and families to prepare for domestic acceleration of the virus, which has infected more than 80,000 people worldwide and killed nearly 3,000 .
Schools in the United States cancel travel abroad, prepare online classes and even reconsider the “perfect presence” prices as they prepare for the possibility of corona virus spreading in their communities.
On Friday, acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed that the corona virus was likely to cause closure of US schools
Mulvaney wanted to reassure worried Americans and advise people to “turn off their televisions for 24 hours.”
‘Are you going to see some schools close? Probably. Perhaps you see effects on public transport? Of course, but we do this. We know how to handle this, “he said at the conservative political action conference outside of Washington D.C.
President Donald Trump assured the Americans on Wednesday that the risk of coronaviar transmission in the US was “very low,” but he is increasingly alarmed by the reaction of the US stock market, which he considers a barometer for the health of the economy and important for his re-election in November.
In tweets at night, Trump said the coronavirus virus had spread “very slowly” to the United States and defended his government’s response so far.