Things are heating up around the world this week. Coronavirus cases have blown past 1 million world-wide, people are losing their jobs at historic rates and governments are turning to war-time measures to manufacture medical supplies locally. As existing stockpiles continue to deplete, tensions are rising between companies and countries to find personal protective equipment for the healthcare industry.
- Trump’ tests legal and ethical limits; halts export of N95 masks to Canada (Read More)
- “Another Big Short” – Investor posts 40% gain during Covid crises (Read More)
- Experts pivot on advice; now recommend wearing masks to curb spread (Read More)
- Dozens of refrigerated trucks arrive in NYC as deaths climb dramatically (Read More)
- 85% of Canada’s military ordered to self-isolate (Read More)
Here’s what people are saying about it:
Will Canada retaliate? Trump orders 3M to stop exporting N95 masks.
More @CBCNews: 3M, a major medical device maker, warns that White House directive to stop exporting N95 respirator masks to Canada and elsewhere could backfire, and actually result in fewer masks being available for Americans if other countries retaliate. https://t.co/fI6tEtJdw5— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) April 3, 2020
The majority of Canada’s troops are now being forced to self-isolate.
The majority of troops are in isolation in preparation to deploy across Canada to assist civil authorities to deal with the pandemic.https://t.co/9hza47dDry— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) April 2, 2020
Medical equipment is in short supply and some hospitals have to resort to crowd-funding PPE.
I'm sorry, folks, may I scream for a moment? I CAN'T FUCKING BELIEVE THAT ER STAFF AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL IN NYC HAD TO DO A GOFUNDME TO GET N95 RESPIRATORS. AND THEY STILL DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TESTS. The Trump adminstration are straight-up mass murderers. https://t.co/mPr04YHWXV— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) April 3, 2020
NYC is beginning to look like a scene from a disaster movie. It’s a pretty scary sight..
’They’re making portable morgues. This is my life, this is our life. People stay home. This sh*t is serious.’ — This NYC nurse compared the current situation to 9/11 pic.twitter.com/dVLlAuGWwn— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 4, 2020