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India on 21-day lockdown as 1.3 billion people are asked to stay home

India has become the latest and largest country to introduce a nationwide lockdown in the fight against the coronavirus. Its population of 1.3 billion has been told to stay at home. The country has so far seen about 560 confirmed cases and 11 deaths and there are fears that infections could spread quickly in the… Continue reading India on 21-day lockdown as 1.3 billion people are asked to stay home

New York City may need 40,000 ICU beds. They have 3,000.

According to the report below, just released from the German news agency Deutsche Welle, New York City may soon need 40,000 ICU beds to handle care of COVID-19 patients. They currently have 3,000 ICU beds. So, that’s 37,000 people won’t get the critical care they need. Presumably the shortage of ‘beds’ is also representative of… Continue reading New York City may need 40,000 ICU beds. They have 3,000.

The smartphone app that could stop COVID-19 already exists. (23 Mar 2020)

Introduction World governments and the global healthcare community are rapidly working to stop the spread of COVID-19. I’ve been tracking the Coronavirus since January and providing daily updates since then. I created the COVID-19 Strategic Response Portal for this purpose. A rather simple solution may already exist for stopping the spread of COVID-19. An app… Continue reading The smartphone app that could stop COVID-19 already exists. (23 Mar 2020)

Coronavirus in Italy: Cuba, China and Russia send send medical aid

“In Italy authorities said on Sunday that a further 651 people had died from the coronavirus. That’s fewer than Saturday’s record number of deaths, but is still the second-worst day so far. Italy has closed non-essential businesses to try to control the outbreak. And outside help is on the way. Doctors from Cuba and China… Continue reading Coronavirus in Italy: Cuba, China and Russia send send medical aid

Jon Huntsman – Utah will rise to the challenge [COVID-19 Response]

[COVID-19 Strategic Response Portal] From: Jon Huntsman, former Governor of UtahDate: 20 Jan 2020Re: “Utah will rise to the challenge” Utahns have seen tough times before and we are better prepared than anyone to meet the challenge. This week has been one of dramatic interruption to our way of life. A pandemic has cancelled schools,… Continue reading Jon Huntsman – Utah will rise to the challenge [COVID-19 Response]

COVID-19 Statements from Delivery Companies: FedEx, UPS, USPS

[COVID-19 Strategic Response Portal] Summary This page contains statements about COVID-19 from key shipping and delivery providers: FedEx, UPS, and USPS. FedEx (19 Mar 2020) FedEx is adhering to all regulations and guidelines from government authorities related to containment of COVID-19. As an essential service, we continue to operate to and from impacted areas as… Continue reading COVID-19 Statements from Delivery Companies: FedEx, UPS, USPS

COVID-19 Resources: Greg Johnson Interview with Holly Hart of KICI Radio 105.3 FM in Iowa City

On 18 March 2020, Greg Johnson discussed the COVID-19 Strategic Response Portal with Holly Hart of KICI Radio 105.3 FM in Iowa City. The interview audio is available below. Press the Play button (triangle) to listen. [Date: 18 Mar 2020. Posted: 25 Mar 2020]

Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It

[Source: The Intercept, Naomi Klein, 16 Mar 2020] Governments around the world are busily exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks. “I’ve spent two decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster,” writes Naomi Klein. “I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is… Continue reading Coronavirus Capitalism — and How to Beat It

COVID-19 Response from Amazon (13 Mar 2020)

The response below from Amazon to the COVID-19 pandemic is useful as an example for other companies to consider. (source) Amazon’s actions to help customers, communities, and employees affected by COVID-19 A roundup of actions Amazon has taken to reduce the spread of the coronavirus while supporting those directly and indirectly impacted by COVID-19. As… Continue reading COVID-19 Response from Amazon (13 Mar 2020)

How lack of paid sick leave is complicating U.S. virus response (6 Mar 2020)

As COVID-19 spreads to communities nationwide, financial and logistical concerns about its impact are rising. Among the major questions are whether employers will require workers to take unpaid sick leave, and who will pay for potentially significant medical bills. William Brangham talks to Georgetown University’s Sabrina Corlette and Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz of Capital Area Asset… Continue reading How lack of paid sick leave is complicating U.S. virus response (6 Mar 2020)