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COVID-19 Cases Grow Worldwide; United Way Funding Changes

Coronavirus in Italy. [praszkiewicz / Shutterstock]

The coronavirus has spread to every continent except Antarctica.  While there are relatively few cases in the U.S., and no confirmed cases in Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week said it is only a matter of time before we see broader transmission here and urged individuals, businesses, schools, hospitals and others to prepare. In Washington, they're talking about billions to battle coronavirus and President Trump has placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the governmen'ts response. We'll talk with an infectious disease expert and the Cuyahoga County health commissioner about coronavirus and what needs to be done.  Later,  United Way leaders explain why they're refocusing funding to fight poverty and we'll dig into a report in Cleveland Scene that calls leadership of the agency into question. 

 

For More Information on COVID-19:

World Health Organization  

Centers for Disease Control

CDC Recommendations

CDC FAQ

Ohio Department of Health fact sheet 

Amesh Adalja, MD, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security 
Terry Allan, Health Commissioner, Cuyahoga County Board of Health 
August "Augie" Napoli, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Cleveland
Nancy Mendez, Vice President, Community Impact, United Way of Greater Cleveland
Sam Allard, Senior Writer, Cleveland Scene