By Marie Rosenthal, MS

COVID-19 appears closer to being called a pandemic, according to Nancy Messonnier, MD, the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC, and as such, America needs to prepare.

“I’m concerned about the situation. CDC is concerned about the situation. But we are putting our concerns to work, preparing, and now is the time for businesses, hospitals, community schools and everyday people to begin preparing as well,” Dr.