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4/2/2020

  • Paycheck protection check launches tomorrow
  • Up to 100% forgivable as long as employers keep paying workers.
  • If not required to file a tax return, you don’t have to (Social security recipients)
  • Issuing new guidelines to protect elderly, suspended entry of all medically unnecessary Personnel, assign same staff to same residents consistently, designate separate areas for health/sick residents
  • Every effort to provide relief to veterans
  • 100k tests per day, accurate tests, moving rapidly, more than any other country in the world
  • Authorized the first antibody test by cellex, identify people who recovered/immune response
  • Azar/Wolf to use any and all authority under DPA to make sure domestic partners have have all materials they need to make vents
  • Over 100k being built/soon to be started
  • Will issue more orders for dpa
  • Signed an element of the act against 3M dor facemasks
  • Gm is very soon going to be doing prod for vents
  • Fema continues to deliver resources to areas most affected 
  • 3k beds to Javits center., 48 icu beds
  • Javits being converted to COVID hospital
  • 2k500 or 2k900 hospital with jabbot
  • Staffed by military and fed gov
  • Two other facilities which were asking in LO and Dallas, will be doing those/staffing with military and fed gov
  • Comfort docked in ny for patients that are Non-COVID affected.
  • 4m n95 masks, 1.8 m surgical masks, 460k face shields 4,400 vents to city and state of ny
  • nyc.gov/helpnow for folks who want to help
  • Not the time to conduct partisan investigations, no wasting time
  • Took the test, took a minute, took 14/15 minutes to get results is negative for covid 19
  • Vents will eventually be worth $5 once they get the stockpile filled
  • On the healthcare marketplace: We’re going to try to get a cash payment to people
  • Putin sent us some medical high quality stuff

Trump ^

  • 236k tested positive, over 5k have passed
  • Military personnel will operate COVID facilities
  • 7600 vents sent out

Mike Pence

  • Getting real time data from states for supplies
  • The states put in the requests for the vents, and they are granted

Jared Kushner

  • Resources pushed out by fed gov: 
  • Surgical Masks 27.1 m pushed out to state gov
  • 19.5 m n95 masks
  • 22.4 m gloves
  • FS: 5.2m
  • Vents: 7640
  • 400 to mi, 500 to wa, 4400 to ny, 150 to lo, 850 to NJ vents
  • 100k vents acquired by june is the goal
  • Air Bridge:6 flights completed
  • Normally takes 37 days from overseas product loaded, to the US and distributed. To prime the pump, lined on an airbridge to get product here faster 
  • Finding pockets of PPE that may not be in the supply chain
  • 28 flights scheduled
  • Data:
  • Brought all distributors in, we need to make informed decisions and we’re making informed allocation decision supply chain tower
  • Expanding industrial base
  • This product they’re moving is commercial product to the commercial systems
  • Several thousand vents in month of may on the way

Admiral Polzchez (Logistics and supplies)

  • Prioritizing emergency capital for small businesses
  • Will forgive the loan for job retention
  • Advances for SBA disaster loans, forgiveness for the next 6 months on loans
  • Sba.gov
  • Concerned about every small business. 30 million small businesses they’re worried about. 

Joe Vita Coranz

  • Committed to get the program up tomorrow, both teams working until 4AM, and kept working today
  • 500 or fewer people, contact your lenders, you get the money same day, pay workers, you have 8 weeks to bring them back
  • Raise the interest rate to 1%
  • Economic Payback Payments within 2 weeks, the first payments will be direct deposited into folks accounts, anyone who’s a SS recipient will get it deposited directly
  • 50% credit 5k per person for employers
  • President has talked about infrastructure, if we run out of money with the small business money we’re heading back to Congress to get another one.
  • Airlines need money, working closely with DOT
  • Not a bailout for the airlines
  • Incentive is these are loans that turn into grants, you can hire your people back, you get money for their medical, your electricity, it doesn’t cost the business owners anything
  • Independent contractor/sole proprietor will be able to use the program next week, and charities, includes faith organizations under the PPP/New SBA program

Steve Manuchen

  • President signing an order on the black market where people are bidding against each other on ppe and it’s driving the prices up, domestic sources here are being exported, tomorrow is bringing the order than empowers customs and boarder protection (USPS/UPS) to deal with the issue.
  • If you’ve got inventory you gotta call FEMA 
  • Got an urgent sos from police homicide detectives have to go into houses to deal with covid: solved it in two phone calls: within 2 hours 50 gallon drums on ups truck to nypd and other ppe
  • Medicine, masks and vents: Over 50 countries have done export restrictions, no matter how many treaties, when push comes to shove you run the risk of not having what you need

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  • Don’t get a false sense of security that you’re protected with a mask
  • Wearing a mask is not a substitute for the slow the spread
  • Still missing 50% of data from testing and reporting
  • Data driven requests being granted for vents
  • healthdata.org

Debra Birx

4/1/2020

  • Currently 11 companies are making ventilators.
  • The U.S. is looking at building 2 new ships.
  • 2.2 million gowns donated to strategic national stockpile from Cardinal Health in OH.
  • Project Airbridge: we are importing PPE from other countries per FEMA.
  • 17k National Guard have been activated to move medical supplies.
  • Scientists are pouring over the genetic code of the virus looking for a vaccine/remedy.
  • Phase 3 of the stimulus was passed, phase 4 is in Congress now.
  • Flights still running between hotspots but we are thinking of stopping them.
  • Trump won’t force a countrywide stay at home order because ‘some states are different in their infection rates’.
  • Over 5m immigrants and undocumented individuals will not receive any aid or stimulus package, “It’s a sad thing, but our people are out of work too. We are working on it.”
  • Florida: Large religious groups can still meet which is not good for mitigation (Press comment).
  • Hazard Pay for Healthcare Workers: we are talking about bonus pay.
  • Trump Was considering reopening healthcare.gov but there was a determination to not do that at the moment.
  • We inherited bad tests and a broken system but we have worked with the states and testing has been amazing.
  • Trump is looking at hotspots but it’s hard to open and close transportation.
  • Should the public be wearing masks? I don’t see where it hurts, you can use a scarf. It’s highly recommended, we don’t wanna do anything that will take masks away from medical professionals.
  • Be very careful if you go to church.
  • Trump would talk to Joe Biden about the virus and if he calls he’ll take the call.
  • Under which conditions will you be considering suspending US sanctions for Iran? They just gotta call.
  • On domestic violence: Trump has concerns and it’s a cost of not getting our countries working.
  • We are going to do something, at a minimum we are sending medical people to the ships that are sick. Canadian authorities are going to pull people who are Canadian back home.
  • The IRS is requiring folks who don’t file to make a simple IRS statement to get their checks [this has since been changed today via the Treasury].

Trump ^

  • On Healthcare.gov: Pence deflected and said folks can still get testing regardless of having insurance, the insurance companies are waiving copays on all coronavirus treatments.
  • We are making great progress in PPE and the American people can be confident that the healthcare workers will be properly compensated and the financial burden on those who get COVID also can deal with the issues and cost.
  • Where can people go NOW for insurance if they don’t have it? Medicaid has given waivers for coronavirus testing and treatment, and we will continue to bring systems to the people.
  • What we’re seeing health insurance companies do right now is inspiring. One of the things that has animated the President’s approach is how he has engaged businesses to step up. We’re inspired by the spirit of America and we will continue to give Medicaid to people who are uninsured.
  • We are looking at what to do for people who are the uninsured middle class.
  • With the rejected tests: The test kits were delivered, there is a difference between getting the test and rapidly getting results from that test. Our team did over 100k tests today with a total of 1.2 million tests performed.
  • We are transitioning all the federal work to the states for drive through testing.

Pence ^

  • If we get to no new cases or deaths it makes sense you should relax social distancing. The one thing we will hopefully have in place is a most robust system to isolate and do contact tracing. If you have a good program of containment that stops mitigation, the ultimate solution to a virus that might be coming back is a vaccine.
  • The vaccine is on target, still in phase 1, on the last dose and waiting on data which could take a year to a year and a half.
  • Did you know Falchi used to be a really skilled B-Baller?!
  • Dr. Granbill has come up with a potential antibody but he doesn’t know specifically that this individual antibody is accurate. Convalescent plasma and immunoglobulin/monoclonal antibody is what they’re looking at with passive transfer for treatment.
  • Widespread Antibody Testing: Find out if someone is infected, and if they’ll be protected. Antibody testing right now isn’t the first thing they’re prioritizing. It is important to get a feel for where the penetrance is in society and gain herd immunity from that.

Falchi

  • Right now we are in talks with universities, public health, and basic science. All of them have received NIH grants for HIV in the past. We have talked to all of them to ask them to develop Elisa tests in the healthcare centers.
  • 99.9% of time you are safe from reinfection if you have the proper antibodies.
  • It could happen soon, within this month.

Burx

  • Contengicy plan for the ICE centers: It is on a case by case basis, when we do that we put them on alternatives as well. We’re looking at vulnerable people, and it’s a case by case basis. We are not making a blanket statement that we are going to release groups of people. Different facilities have different capabilities. 
  • We are looking with options with H2A workers visas for migrant workers for field labor.

Mr. Wolf from ice

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