Respirators Key To Coronavirus Battle But They Must Be Worn Correctly – North Country Public Radio

The president offered a dire outlook on Saturday for the week to come, yet also said “some hard decisions are going to have to be made” regarding social distancing guidelines.

There have been dramatic spikes in demand for sedatives, pain medications, paralytics and other drugs that are crucial for patients who are on ventilators.

The president’s son-in-law and senior adviser has emerged as a key figure in the Trump administration’s response to the outbreak.

There are lots of questions about the novel coronavirus that we try to answer, including whether we should wear masks, if the U.S. is testing enough and if there’s a drug that can treat COVID-19.

More than 12,000 Californians have tested positive for the coronavirus. On Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged to improve the state’s testing capacity and asked the public for help obtaining supplies.

In a press conference Saturday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced 200 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 846.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., is still waiting on its order from federal authorities. But others have stepped in with some 1,140 ventilators.

Officials in France and Germany have accused the U.S. of intercepting medical supplies as President Trump ordered an American company to stop exports. Governors complain of a “wild west” in bidding.

The federal agency will start producing a weekly update based on testing and reports from doctors and hospitals around the country of people being getting pneumonia and diagnosed with COVID-19.

Unsubstantiated claims drawing links between the pandemic and the communications technology are troubling British telecom authorities. At least three fires have been reported amid these rumors.

The Los Angeles Laker legend, who died shockingly more than two months ago, headlined a star-studded 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class on Saturday that also includes Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett.

More than 3,300 people have died of COVID-19 in China since the coronavirus surfaced there late last year. On Saturday, residents expressed their grief for the neighbors they’ve lost so far.

Source: https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/npr/812789168/respirators-key-to-coronavirus-battle-but-they-must-be-worn-correctly


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