A medical expert is warning Americans to “prepare for the worst” in the event that there’s a full-blown outbreak of coronavirus here in the U.S. — a scenario that by some measures is looking increasingly likely by the day.
Dr. Anand Parekh tells Yahoo Finance that the best thing Americans can do right now, as regards the deadly virus, is to start preparing.
“You always have to hope for the best, but you absolutely have to prepare for the worst,” said Dr. Parekh, of the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Parekh, who served as U.S. Department of Health & Human Services deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015, also added that panicking won’t help.
“I think the critical thing here for the American people is not to panic, but to be prepared,” he said.