ABBOTT JOINS HEALTH OFFICIALS IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS Posted in: Opinions Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday, Jan. 30, commented on a White House briefing about actions to stem the transmission of novel coronavirus in the United States. Speakers at the briefing concerning the outbreak of the new respiratory illness that originated in Wuhan, China, included U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!