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Coronavirus Task Force, Briefing March 30, 2020:
Alex Azar - Health And Human Services Secretary
More than 1,000,000 samples tested to date. A number that no other country has reached.
We're now testing more than 100,000 samples a day. Also a level that no other country has reacheed.
20 different emergency testing options. The number of options are growing every day.
Secured 30,000,000 tablets from Sandoz's and 1,000,000 tablets from Bayer of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine which are potential Covid-19 treatments.
[FDA] Authorized Batels new decontamination machines which can each sterilize 1,000's of essential N95 masks for re-use everyday.
More people report after President Trump.
Teva Pharmaceutical's is also donating 6,000,000 doses of Hydroxychloroquine to U.S. Hospitals.
Battelle's new machine to disinfect N95 masks was fast tracked for approval by the FDA. Each machine can disinfect 120,000 masks per day. They have 2 in Ohio, 1 in New York and 1 will soon be shipped to Seattle, Washington and also to Washington D.C.
In New York, the 1,200 bed field hospital was completed in 3 1/2 days at the Javits Center, [can be expanded to 2,900].
U.S Navey Sgip Comfort Arrived today equipped with 12 operating rooms and1,000 hospital beds.
Work has begun on additional temporary hospital sites including a 600 bed capacity nursing home facility in Brooklyn and numerous floors of high rise building on Wall Street.
The Army Corp Of Engineers has awarded contracts for the construction of alternate care facilities also at the State University at Stony Brook, State University Old Westbury and the West Chester Community Center
Sending 60 Ambulances to New York City today. Up to 190 to follow at different locations.
FEMA and HHS already delivered 11.6 million N95 masks, 26 million surgical masks, 5.3 million face shields, 4.4 million surgical gowns, and 22 million gloves.
Ford and General Electric Health Care will produce 50,000 ventilators and they are going to be doing it in less than 100 days. On top of that we have other companies that are doing ventilators including General Motors. As we outpace what we need we will be sending them to Italy, France, Spain, and other countries as we can.
Mile Lindell, My Pillow CEO
My Pillow will be producing cotton face masks. In 3 days they were producing up to 10,000 a day. By Friday they want to produce up to 50,000 a day.
Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell CEO
Honeywell announced a few days ago a start up of a new manufacturing facility in Rhode Island. They are going to hire 500 employees, they have already 200 on board and we are going to be starting the production of N95 masks within the next 2 weeks.
Furthermore today we are announcing the start up of another manufacturing facility in Arizona. We are going to be hiring another 500 people. We will be starting up production at that facility by the middle of May. So, in total we've doubled our production of N95 masks already, it's going to double the next 60 days, and then withing the 90 days we are going to have a 5X the capacity we do today.
Debra Waller, Jockey International CEO
We are expecting to deliver 30 to 50,000 hospital gowns per week.
In addition, this week, we are also donating 10,000 units of scrubs to the front lines Doctors and Nurses at the Javits Convention Center in New York City,
David Taylor, Procter & Gamble CEO
Our people worked together to transform out plants, to make things that they have never made before like hand sanitizers and facial masks. Some of these are already getting to National, State, and Local agencies. Some are in the Hospitals already.
Gregory Hayes, United Technologies CEO
As one of the largest defense contractors and some of the best technology we're using it to try and solve some real world problems . Today we are working with the Air Force to try and help pilots, as they are moving medical evacuee's with the Covid-19 virus, such that they can be protected and that the patients can be protected. Working with Logistics [moving "stuff" around the country] will coordinate all of these activities. Last week donated about 90,000 of personal pieces of equipment to FEMA. Next week we'll have another almost 1,000,000.
We are also, this week, beginning the manufacture face shields. We will be able to produce approximately 10,000 shields in the next 4 weeks.
If your news source has not told you about the above, you may want to consider a different source for your new because they are not keeping you informed!
Hope this helps.