On February 6, 2020, Ed Wilson and Stephana Henry published “World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus a Global Health Emergency” in International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) Member News. The following is an excerpt:
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel (as in "new") coronavirus (2019-n-CoV) a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) (pronounced "fake"). The following day, January 31, 2020, the United States followed by declaring a public health emergency for the entire U.S. "to aid the nation's healthcare community in responding to the 2019 novel coronavirus." This document outlines what these declarations mean to businesses and individuals.
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