Americans on alert for coronavirus after CDC warning

February 26, 2020

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A man and a woman are shown with suitcases and wearing face masks while leaving the international arrivals terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

Passengers leave Los Angeles International Airport after arriving from Shanghai, China.

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US health officials are now signalling that the spread of coronavirus appears inevitable in the United States. And, despite sporting events being postponed or canceled globally because of the coronavirus, the year's largest sporting event — the 2020 summer Olympics — are still scheduled for July in Japan. But officials from International Olympic Committee suggest that could change at any time. Plus, Scotland will soon become the only nation in the world to make tampons and sanitary pads available to women free of charge at various community centers.

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