Throughout March, governors and mayors of big cities urged Trump to use his authority under the Defense Production Act to direct private companies to ramp up production of ventilators. It wasn't until last week that Trump finally said he would use that power to order General Motors to begin manufacturing ventilators — work the company had already announced was underway. But GM says its first ventilators won’t be available before the summer. … [Read more...] about U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic
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Why sweetened layoff benefits may be at odds with US loan program The generous US unemployment benefits rolled out to blunt the economic harm caused by the coronavirus could have an unintended effect: it may actually be an incentive for companies to choose layoffs rather than keep staff on their books. … [Read more...] about ‘This thing is going to come for us all’: Number of Americans out of work by next month could soar to 20 MILLION as economists warn no one is safe from rapidly increasing unemployment toll amid coronavirus pandemic
At the start of the crisis, an HHS spokeswoman said the Strategic National Stockpile had about 13 million N95 respirator masks, which filter out about 95% of all liquid or airborne particles and are critical to prevent health care workers from becoming infected. That's just a small fraction of what hospitals need to protect their workers, who normally would wear a new mask for each patient, but who now are often issued only one to last for days. … [Read more...] about US ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic
For those who look to school for learning and social structure, the new reality is sinking in: There will be no school as we know it after spring break. No prom. No year-end field trips. No projects to present inside a familiar classroom. Navigating the next three months left in the school year, leaders said, calls for patience and dedication from educators, self-motivation from already stressed-out students and swift actions from school districts typically mired in bureaucratic obstacles. … [Read more...] about School from home is the new coronavirus reality. What will the next three months look like?
“Chanel is like an addiction for me,” she says. She continues to explain that a recent purchase of $10,000 Saint Laurent boots that she wore on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live had her husband questioning, “You know what, really?” … [Read more...] about Kim Zolciak-Biermann Admits She Spent $35,000 on a Couch: ‘I Thought It was Pretty Stupid to Be Honest’