It has been a little over a week since the US government declared a public health emergency in the US and the US has now officially declared a pandemic.
The news came after a week of intense debate in the United States over the potential threat posed by the Zika virus.
In a statement, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said it was in contact with states across the country, urging them to take all necessary steps to protect the lives and health of people living with the virus.
The announcement comes amid a spike in cases of the virus, with more than half of the states reporting a spike.
The pandemic has led to more than 6.4 million cases of a severe form of the disease and more than a million deaths.
The virus has also forced more than 100 million people to postpone vacations and other plans.
The US health secretary, Tom Price, told reporters in Washington that the country is working with partners in Europe to provide additional guidance on how to use vaccines and how to coordinate their use.
“We are taking all of the information that we can get from the European Union, and the World Health Organization, and other sources, to make sure that we are able to respond to the situation,” he said.
But there are some concerns that the pandemic will have a lasting impact on the US economy.
The cost of medical treatments for the pandemics are often prohibitively high, with the cost of treating the first case of the Zika outbreak at $1.6 billion.
According to a new study, the average US family will be able to save $2,400 (£1,300) by using the Zika vaccine, compared to the cost to treat a single case of polio in the 1970s.
But the study also suggested that it would cost the country an additional $3,200 to cover the cost for treating a third of the country’s adults who have been diagnosed with the disease.
“The cost for a third is actually not that significant compared to what we already are seeing in other countries,” Dr Tom Waggoner, the co-author of the study and an infectious disease expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told Al Jazeera.
“In some cases, it may be worth it in order to help address some of the challenges that we have with these kinds of infections.”
The study also said that although there is no cure, the pandep could have an impact on future vaccine trials.
“It could have a substantial impact on those trials,” Dr Waggoni said.
Dr Waggone added that there is still no cure for the disease, which is believed to be caused by a viral mutation.
“There is no vaccine that is 100% effective,” he told AlJazeera.
“But there is a vaccine that we believe is likely to be more effective than the other options, because we know the virus is much more infectious in people with milder cases than in people who have severe cases.”
Dr Wagone added: “It could also be that the vaccine we are using could cause more problems than it is helping, and it could cause an increase in the number of infections, as more people become infected.”
A number of vaccine trials are already underway in the UK, France, Canada and other countries.
However, the research was published on the eve of a key US presidential election, and is a significant blow to the Trump administration.
The new study also showed that the cost per case of a vaccine is relatively high, as compared to other vaccines.
According, the cost is about $3.5 for the flu vaccine, or $10 for the MMR vaccine, the most common vaccine currently used to prevent measles and rubella, and about $10 per case for the pneumococcal vaccine, which protects against the most commonly known form of pneumococcus.
Dr Paul Offit, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said the study showed that costs could be even higher than the estimates made by the Trump campaign.
“Even if you can estimate that the costs are about the same as the costs for a vaccine, it still looks like a very expensive vaccine,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Vaccine costs can go up in a pandemic as well as a non-pandemic.
It’s a lot harder to estimate the costs than you might think.””
The US needs to make the vaccines more widely available,” he added.”
If you can afford it, it is worth the cost.”
Dr Offit also warned that a pandoravirus pandemic would put the US healthcare system at risk, as it would make healthcare more expensive than it otherwise would be.
“You would see more people needing to be admitted to hospitals, and more people being in intensive care units,” he warned.
“More people would die from COVID-19 than from other causes, and they would be more likely to die of the other complications of the pandorap