The U.S. government is now preparing for 18 months of the coronavirus pandemic, including different waves of the illness.
According to CNN, cases in the U.S. have recently spiked 40% in 24 hours. About 9,000 Americans have tested positive for the virus, and at least 152 people have died.
The Trump administration doesn't believe the pandemic will last that long, CNN said, but they want to ensure preparedness.
China, CNN reported, has reported no new local infections for the first time since the pandemic began in December, marking a critical step in containment.