An outbreak of viral respiratory illness in the United States caused by SARS-CoV-2—also known as coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19—has now claimed the lives of 25 Americans and has sickened at least 600 others in 36 states, including the District of Columbia.
It is a rapidly evolving situation and the CDC is expecting more cases in the coming days, stating that, “It’s likely that at some point, widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur.”
Given all of the uncertainty surrounding the virus, and the fact that healthcare professionals caring for patients with COVID-19 are said to be at an elevated risk of exposure, we wanted to gauge your thoughts on the outbreak and its impact. Please fill out the following form, and check back next week to see how others in the healthcare field are feeling regarding the virus.
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