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Fighting Coronavirus – How the Virus Threatened the Food Supply

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Is the United States ready to lift coronavirus restrictions? The Center For Disease Control (CDC) reported 981,246 coronavirus cases and 55,258 deaths in the United States. The number of death cases also have slowed this week. The math models show we are at the top of our curve. 

Levels of influenza-like illness (ILI) declined again and are below the national average. However, they remain raised in the northeast and northwest of the country. Levels of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus activity remained similar to last week. Death rates caused by the coronavirus decreased compared to the previous week. But remains elevated and may increase as we count additional death certificates. 

Could the Coronavirus restrictions in the United States break the food supply chain?

Coronavirus restrictions United StatesThe coronavirus has stressed the food chain in the United States. Canned goods are quickly disappearing off of the grocery store shelves. Another problem that has surfaced is the closing down of meat factories across the United States. The chairman of Tyson Foods issued a stark warning to Americans following the shuttering of multiple meat processing plants across the country: “The food supply chain is breaking.”

On Tuesday, President Trump declared meat processing plants “critical infrastructure” to ensure that facilities remained open. The government tried to prevent a shortage of pork, chicken, and other products because of the coronavirus. In recent weeks, cracks are showing in the U.S. food supply chain. The cracks are prompting worries about disruptions and shortages of certain staples. Finally, the coronavirus contributed to the destruction of perishable foods in the field. The coronavirus consequently has shown that it can break the food supply chain in the United States.

How is the President managing the Coronavirus?

The President suggested this week that Americans inject disinfectants to cure the coronavirus. His comments created a The President suggested this week that Americans inject disinfectants to cure the coronavirus. His remarks created a media windstorm in the United States. Reckitt Benckiser, the British company responsible for selling Lysol, warned against the “internal administration” of bacteria-killing chemicals in a statement that mentioned “recent speculation and social media activity.”

The Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned against the President’s advice. He reminded Americans in a tweet to “PLEASE always talk to your health provider first before administering any treatment/medication to yourself or a loved one.” “Your safety is paramount, and doctors and nurses … have years of training to recommend what’s safe and effective,” Adams wrote. Representative Will Hurd of Texas, a Republican lawmaker, broke with the White House over Trump’s enthusiasm for disinfectants. He stated elected officials should “leave the guidance on health to health professionals.”

Why can’t stores keep cleaning supplies on the shelves?

As the coronavirus quarantine continues in the United States, Shoppers picked clean Lysol sprays and Clorox wipes. The coronavirus could cause the quarantine of many shoppers for months. Store limits on disinfecting wipes and sprays haven’t slowed the desperate run on these supplies. Many Americans are stocking up on cleaning products to protect against infection. In March, sales of aerosol disinfectants jumped 343% and multipurpose cleaners 166% from a year ago, according to research firm Nielsen. People are searching the internet’s vast virtual shelves and local stores for more.

Disinfectants are one of the best ways to fight the virus. We need a comprehensive approach to decrease the risk of coronavirus. For example, the best plan includes social distance, disinfectants, face masks, gloves, exercise, and eating healthy to build a robust immune response.