Q&A: How Denver has prepared for possible coronavirus outbreak

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. appears inevitable. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the CDC’s director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said the virus, called COVID-19 “rapidly evolving and spreading” and said that as more countries experience the spread of the coronavirus, “successful containment at U.S. borders is becoming problematic.” On Wednesday, Bob McDonald, the executive director of Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), answered questions about how Denver has prepared for potential disease outbreaks.

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