Last updated: COVID-19 Update: Thursday, April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Thursday, April 2, 2020


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There’s a lot going on. Here are today’s COVID-19 updates that you should know.

Your daily dose of hope

Running shoe manufacturer New Balance has converted their factory in Massachusetts to make masks.

Italy has recorded its lowest daily increase in Covid-19 deaths in a week.

Dyson has designed a new ventilator, and is making 15,000 to support efforts in the UK as the National Health Service continues their effort to treat coronavirus patients.

News you need to know

COVID-19 continues to dominate news cycles.

Federal officials in the United States are ramping up security for Dr. Anthony Fauci after threats were made against him. The Department of Health and Human Services requested that U.S. Marshals deputize a group of agents in the office of the HHS IG to handle the doctor’s protection, and the request was approved by the Department of Justice.

Testing gaps across the U.S. are crippling efforts to contain emerging hotspots in smaller cities and rural areas.

Job losses in America are soaring – part of the global economic collapse from COVID-19.

Vice President Pence said models suggest that the United States faces a trajectory like that in Italy, which has the highest number of confirmed deaths, with more than 13,000. The White House has said that even with mitigation efforts, as many as 240,000 people in America may be killed by the coronavirus after months of President Trump claiming that the virus wouldn’t affect the United States as it had the rest of the world.

The U.S. government’s emergency stockpile of respirator masks, gloves and other medical supplies is nearly exhausted, as states find themselves bidding against their federal government in an effort to supply their healthcare workers with PPE and medical supplies.

Data of the day

April 2 COVID-19 data

Quote of the day:

“What cannot be said will be wept.” ― Sappho

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Resources, best practices, and self-care pointers for these trying times
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