[caption id="attachment_26937" align="alignnone" width="329"] Warning sign with text reading "Novel Coronavirus Alert", referring to quarantine and screening procedures for patients with possible exposure to a novel coronavirus spreading in China, at a John Muir Health medical center in Walnut Creek, California, February 9, 2020. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)[/caption]

In recent days, the CDC confirmed the 15th case of novel coronavirus in the United States. With the virus continuing to pose a serious threat to public health — here and around the world — what do you make of the debate around quarantines? Let us know your thoughts by writing to us at letters@CAFE.com, or reply to this email.