US government is preparing for the possibility of a coronavirus pandemic that could last up to 18 months and 'include multiple waves of illness'
(CNN) Nearly two months since the first US coronavirus case, the federal government is now preparing for a pandemic that could last up to 18 months or longer and "include multiple waves of illness," a report obtained by CNN shows.
Hospitals have already sounded the alarm on quickly vanishing supplies as the outbreak in the US shows no signs of slowing.
More than 2,700 new cases were reported in the US in the 24 hours from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. In total, nearly 9,000 people across the country have tested positive for the virus. At least 149 have died.
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