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  • NY and NJ are very much hot zones.
  • Boris Johnson (U.K. Prime Minister) taken into ICU.
  • 2 companies that do therapeutics have advanced into incredible results (HIV/Ebola group) and they are heading to London for Boris Johnson.
  • Sent 3k public health personnel to Javits Convention Center on the ship Comfort.
  • Comfort being used for fighting COVID for NY/NJ.
  • Javits Convention Center being staffed by military.
  • Nationwide the Army Corp of Engineers have 22 field hospitals.
  • There are now alternate care sites in 18 states.
  • 845k hospital beds deployed.
  • 8k ventilators sent backed by DPA, thousands of ventilators being built, 10k in fed stockpile
  • 11.7m N95 respirators
  • 26.5m surgical masks
  • 5.3m face shields
  • 4.4m surgical gown
  • 22.6m gloves
  • Plane-loads of vital supplies with Airbridge being brought to locations where needed.
  • We reached an agreement with 3M, 55.5m face masks each month, 166.5m masks over the next few months for frontline healthcare workers.
  • Apple is now producing plastic face shields at the rate of 1m per week.
  • Salesforce donated 48m pieces of PPE including masks, gowns, and face shields.
  • States having issues with distributing supplies should contact the National Guard.
  • If a state has surplus supplies, they are to work with the federal government to redeploy the supplies to where it’s needed.
  • CA sending 500 vents to be distributed.
  • At the present time most critical needs are being met.
  • Utilization rates need to be reported to the federal government so we can continue to send out supplies as needed.
  • Hopeful that the aggressive mitigation will help the hospitals manage the influx of cases we have right now.
  • Trump spoke with Biden and had a friendly conversation that lasted about 15 minutes. “Was really good.”
  • Trump also spoke with American pharmaceutical companies, 10 therapeutic agents are in active trial.
  • 15 therapeutic agents in plans for clinical trials.
  • Second company has announced that vaccine candidates can be in clinical trials.
  • We’ve performed 1.79m tests nationwide.
  • We have more cases because we have more testing.
  • Testing is growing by 125k people per day.
  • CVS is launching 2 new drive thrus in Atlanta, GA and RI and will test up to 1k patients per day (5 minute tests by Abbot labs).
  • As of today tens-of-thousands of businesses applied for Paycheck Protection program.
  • Signing up additional lenders and community banks with larger banks stepping up. If we run out of funds we’re already preparing and will ask Congress to refill it immediately. BOFA, JPMorgan, Chase have all been great.
  • Providing $100B in direct support for hospitals.
  • $30B will be distributed this week.
  • $40-50B being bought of agriculture by China.
  • 182 countries infected.
  • What sort of treatment? Complex treatments just received Development.
  • Trump won’t force a stay at home order as it violates Constitutional rights.
  • How many health workers in the US are infected? Will that information be public? Yes.
  • The President is looking at travel restrictions in hotspot areas
  • There are about 9k ventilators in stockpile.
  • “Are you looking seriously at a second run of payments?” – “We could very well do a second run.”

Trump ^

  • FEMA is the lead agency to provide federal support/medical response on a local level.
  • Pete Ganor is the lead managing it.
  • This is just the beginning of things to come.
  • Approved 50 disaster declarations and will be approving one more .
  • $4.1b dollars distributed to States.
  • 3k military medical personnel arriving over the next 3 days in NY.
  • NJ surpassed the number of lives lost on 9/11.
  • 200 to MD, 50 to DC, 100 to Del, 100 to NV, 50 to Northern Marianas Islands/Guam from CA (Ventilators).
  • Somewhere around the middle of the month will be the peak, for now we must all continue to do the coronavirus guidelines.

Pence ^

  • Out of respect for high risk folks, we as Americans should be doing everything possible to stop the spread. The entire family doesn’t need to go out shopping. We want every American to know what they’re doing is making a difference, maybe once every 2 weeks folks should go out to shop for groceries/pharmacy runs. We need to take care of each other now as Americans.
  • It is on us as a member of our country to do everything possible to save each other.
  • CDC quietly launched a new website: and then Covid19 – Covid Surveillance.
  • Where are we with the numbers of deaths, are we on track with the best case? Or are we coming in lower? If we work as hard as we can over the next several weeks, we’ll go under the projected numbers.

Burx ^

  • Will we get back to ‘normal’ before there’s a vaccine: If back to normal means we act like there’s no coronavirus, that won’t happen until we have a vaccine, and likely never back to pre-Coronavirus. Back to normal means functional.
  • Hospitalizations and deaths are lowering, keep doing mitigation to keep it going.
  • Optimistic if we keep mitigating, we can make the number go down. Fauci does not accept we will have 100-200k deaths.

Fauci ^

  • We are sure that we’re over 2m tests due to some hospitals not reporting.
  • Not telling how many are in the stockpile (ventilators) but says they’ve easily met the needs with “Thousands in the stockpile.” 
  • Everyone who needs a ventilator will have it.
  • A test or two have received emergency use authorization and there is a very consolidated effort to validate the tests on the market right now.
  • Antibody type tests are sophisticated but old technology.
  • FDA/NIH need to assure the tests they’re testing really do test and work the way they should. If things happen the way we think, then we will have millions on the market by May. They will tell if folks have been exposed, immune, and/or clear to work.
  • We’re buying and manufacturers are stepping up to the plate .

Grinor (US Public Health Services)

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