Dan Crenshaw Provides Important Updates on the Wuhan Coronavirus, and the Trump Administration's Actions

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, walks through the halls on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

There’s an awful lot of information (and misinformation) being spread right now about the Wuhan coronavirus, about what to do, where to turn, etc. And in the aftermath of President Trump’s address to the nation Wednesday night about it and then all the breaking news stories that followed about the various sporting event cancellations around the country, things are starting to feel overwhelming for some people.

There are reports of new cases being diagnosed almost every day. Governors in some states are even moving to discourage or put attendance limits on large gatherings of people. As I noted to friends and family last night: This situation has all of a sudden gotten real. Very real.

The most common advice I’m seeing in statements about the Wuhan coronavirus is to make sure you wash your hands frequently, don’t touch your face, try not to panic, and understand the symptoms. It’s sound advice, but there’s more comprehensive information where that came from.

In an effort to learn more and keep the public advised on what’s going on, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) posted a must-read thread earlier today on Twitter after speaking to the CDC and other public health officials and taking part in Congressional hearings on the issue:

Another important thing to add to that is to make sure to pay attention to what your state leaders and local news outlets are saying about what’s going on and what the next steps are. They’re the ones at ground zero in your state for keeping track of new cases, providing up to date information on the availability of testing kits, and more.

Please stay safe, everyone, and pray for your family, friends, neighbors, community – our entire country right now.