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There are times where the federal government should act. This is one of them.
We find ourselves in the midst of a public health crisis as millions of people in more than 120 countries have been gripped by the Coronavirus outbreak. Here in the United States there have been tens of thousands confirmed cases and the number of deaths is in the hundreds and sure to rise. Our healthcare system is the best in the world because we have been able to incentivize innovation and guard against the temptations of socialized medicine. We will need to take advantage of this strength like never before.
At the same time we now also face an economic crisis, and through no fault of their own millions of hard-working families all across our great country have had their lives turned upside down. Businesses are being forced to close, thousands of laid-off workers are flooding unemployment rolls, and further complicating things, our kids are having to stay home from school.
In moments of crisis the strength and ingenuity of the American spirit and our people are on full display. There have been local initiatives to help seniors get groceries, and there have been larger-scale efforts to help get needed supplies to hospitals and healthcare facilities. The Trump Administration has worked with federal, state, and local officials to ramp up testing and create responsible guidelines that are designed to help stem the outbreak so that we can eventually move beyond the immediate crisis and work toward our recovering our health and economy.
We sincerely hope – and after many calls and emails with thousands of you – that everyone is doing well and feeling healthy. Our top priority is the safety and health of our CPAC attendees and participants.
We are once again reaching out to you to ensure that we keep you updated with the latest accurate information regarding the coronavirus case at CPAC.
The American Conservative Union has learned that one of our CPAC attendees has unfortunately tested positive today for coronavirus. The exposure occurred previous to the conference. A New Jersey hospital tested the person, and CDC confirmed the positive result. The individual is under the care of medical professionals in the state of New Jersey, and has been quarantined.