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Yesterday’s headlines from 3.28 can be found here
The US govt. has begun airlifting medical supplies from China.
U of IL has developed a “disposable” ventilator, they have submitted it for FDA approval to use in hospitals.
IL has 1000 new cases and 18 new deaths
Patient zero in New Rochelle, NY has recovered and returned home.
There is an apparent outbreak at Liberty University in VA, after Jerry Falwell Jr. ignored warnings and invited students back to campus after spring break. In another religious fueled flouting of rules and warnings, a Louisiana church had 100’s of members show up, ignoring state rules against large gatherings.
4 lessons the US needs to learn from Italy’s mistakes
White House task force extends virus outbreak guidelines to April 30th
NY has a week of medical supplies left
The US State department is begging other countries for medical supplies to fight the pandemic.
Head of NIH says for every virus case that shows up in the health care system you have 100 times more out there in the community.
UK ICU cases have 50% survival rate
Who is pushing Trump’s “back to work” idea
Virus rates in US troops jumped 60% this week, higher than civilian totals
Fl cases doubling every 3 days, health care workers ask state to shut down
170 ventilators sent from national stockpile to CA were not working
Use of masks flattened the curve in Czech Republic
700 NJ police officers test positive
University grad students filling the gaps in insufficient state lab testing
MN death toll up to 9, over 500 confirmed cases
UK lockdown could last 6 months
Doctor says hanging out with your friends 6 feet apart isn’t social distancing
FDA restricting Battelle N95 mask sterilizer machines that can disinfect 100,000 masks per day
OH residents discover the assigned “coronavirus hospital” for their area might not be in their insurance network.
MI case count is doubling every 3 days
Mnunchin says reopening anything is a health decision, not a markets decision
14 virus cases out of those tested on Oasis of the Seas. This ship and some others are being held off the coast of the Bahamas.
68 new cases in Tokyo
Social distancing scoreboard, see who is staying home
ME cases jump to over 200 including 3 dozen health care workers
MD has a spike in new cases including an outbreak at a nursing home
Louisiana hospitals will be overwhelmed next week, governor estimates
Some useful advice on dealing with groceries or package deliveries
Private medical device companies seeking to protect their market share for high priced ventilators bought out companies working on cheap portable ventilators for the US strategic stockpile. This article explains why the US has the shortage now.
A proposed roadmap for how and when to ease restrictions in the US
NY governor threatens to sue RI over policy to hunt down and quarantine people from NY.
Abbott medical will have their on site 15 minute virus test machine available next week. They claim they can make 50,000 units per day. Each machine can run a test every 15 minutes on site at a provider or hospital. This could change the testing crisis.
Healthy 25 year old Los Angeles man dies of virus
An infant has died from the virus, state authorities are working to confirm the virus was the exact cause of death.
CA virus cases in the ICU doubled overnight, from 200 to 410
CDC issues travel advisory for NY, NJ, CT
Paramedics in NYC are having to make life and death decisions on the fly, overwhelmed with virus cases and people dying in their homes of the virus.
Germany will start mass testing for antibodies in early April. Finding who has antibodies will help bring people back into the workforce.
Russia closes all borders
Apple has a covid self screening app
NJ pauses mortgages for 90 days
Japan’s refusal to expand testing could hint at a larger outbreak around the corner
FEMA activated for multiple states
5 people on what it is like to have the virus and how varied it can be
Mexico’s president seems to be ignoring the growing health crisis, this could fuel a massive outbreak.
The virus outbreak could hit rural areas later but much harder
Burbank, CA nursing home cluster. 10 staff, 7 residents, 2 deaths
Colorado has over 2000 known cases, 274 hospitalizations, 44 deaths
Germany nears approval for massive aid package
New study considers children a major route of transmission. They tend to have lower levels of symptoms or no symptoms but are still infectious.
What it was like to be in Wuhan temporary hospital during the peak of the outbreak
This overview of the 1957 flu pandemic explains some of the common issues with pandemics.
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