At a White House news briefing on Saturday, Trump downplayed state governor’s warnings that they face dire shortages of ventilators. “Shortages have lead to inflated requests. We have some states and areas that are just asking for far more than they need,” Trump said Saturday. Despite Trump’s claims, governors say […]
Millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on developing portable, easy-to-use ventilators to prepare for a national health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic – but not a single one is in the federal stockpile. The US Department of Health and Human Services signed a $US13.8 million contract with health technology giant […]
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that states are counter-productively bidding up the prices of critical medical equipment and protective gear as they attempt to amass supplies from manufacturers. “This is not the way to do it, this is ad hoc, I’m competing with other states, I’m bidding up other […]
One of Trump’s top trade advisors – who has long been critical of free trade – lashed out at other countries for not trading because of the global outbreak of coronavirus. “The US is alone,” Peter Navarro said. Some countries like Russia and Germany are imposing restrictions on sales of […]
In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, the US medical community is bracing for a potential shortage in crucial equipment, including protective N95 respirator masks. Medical suppliers like Henry Schein and Medline told Business Insider that the coronavirus outbreak has already spiked demand for certain medical products. Henry Schein’s website […]
Climate scientists anticipate that natural disasters are only going to get worse. Which means we need to think about the people in harm’s way and figure out ways to improve our disaster relief efforts. That’s exactly the issue that college engineering tackled for the 2018 3M Disruptive Design Challenge. We […]
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