China Blames The US For The Coronavirus Panic

The Chinese government is blaming the U.S. for worldwide concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.

China's foreign ministry said today that everything the U.S. has done "could only create and spread fear, which is a bad example." The foreign ministry says the U.S. was the first nation to suggest the partial withdrawal of its embassy staff and the first to impose a ban on Chinese travelers.

The World Health Organization is against travel bans as people may then travel unofficially, making the spread harder to track. Instead, they suggest screenings at border crossings.

There are more than 17-thousand confirmed cases of the virus in more than two-dozen countries and 360 deaths in China, where it was first detected. Here in the U.S., there are now eleven confirmed cases and all told 150 cases are outside China.