Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
"This is the time for facts, not fear. This is the time for science, not rumors. This is the time for solidarity, not stigma."
International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee
"...the declaration of a PHEIC should be seen in the spirit of support and appreciation for China, its people, and the actions China has taken on the frontlines of this outbreak, with transparency, and, it is to be hoped, with success."
The Committee does not recommend any travel or trade restriction based on the current information available. "
The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
"For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV is considered low at this time."
Zhang Ping, Chinese Consul General in LA
"While efforts are being made to contain the spread of
, it is important that we remain calm and rational, not overreact. Misinformation and rumors cause panic. Xenophobia and racism are more dangerous."