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Old 04-14-2020, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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1,000 Disease transmission detectives, AKA "Contact Tracers" are being recruited in Mass, according to a plan supported by Charlie Baker

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-...attle-covid-19
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Old 04-14-2020, 04:09 PM
 
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1296 new cases, deadliest day yet at 113.



https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/04...st-in-one-day/
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Old 04-14-2020, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Default PPE Manufacturing Ramping Up

Most of the talk re shortages has been about hospital beds and ventilators for patients, but there have been critical shortages of PPE like face shields, masks, gowns and gloves for healthcare workers as well.

Diverse companies are stepping up, which should increase the capacity of our healthcare workers while keeping them and patients safer. This is being done both at federal and state levels.

Here is an article about some of the Mass state efforts. Baker and the state have provided $10M in funding to help support companies in making this pivot.

"Some companies are already making face shields, test swabs and medical gowns," the governor said. "FormLabs in Somerville is 3D printing diagnostic swabs, Merrow [Manufacturing] in Fall River is making gowns — they're one of the first companies to reach out to us. LovePop here in Boston is going from making greeting cards to face shields, gowns, coveralls, hoods, and shoe coverings. The New Balance factory in Lawrence is working to make shoe coverings, gowns and masks."
https://www.iberkshires.com/story/62...tive-Gear.html
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Old 04-14-2020, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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Most of the talk re shortages has been about hospital beds and ventilators for patients, but there have been critical shortages of PPE like face shields, masks, gowns and gloves for healthcare workers as well.

Diverse companies are stepping up, which should increase the capacity of our healthcare workers while keeping them and patients safer. This is being done both at federal and state levels.

Here is an article about some of the Mass state efforts. Baker and the state have provided $10M in funding to help support companies in making this pivot.

"Some companies are already making face shields, test swabs and medical gowns," the governor said. "FormLabs in Somerville is 3D printing diagnostic swabs, Merrow [Manufacturing] in Fall River is making gowns — they're one of the first companies to reach out to us. LovePop here in Boston is going from making greeting cards to face shields, gowns, coveralls, hoods, and shoe coverings. The New Balance factory in Lawrence is working to make shoe coverings, gowns and masks."
https://www.iberkshires.com/story/62...tive-Gear.html

Good news! There's also the facility in Somerville that can disinfect tens of thousands of N95s a day.
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Old 04-14-2020, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Good news! There's also the facility in Somerville that can disinfect tens of thousands of N95s a day.
Yes, we're not there yet, but you can see that the pivot is happening along multiple fronts, with the ramping up of serum/antibody testing, contact tracing, PPE production - all of that is useful even while we are shut down, but it's going to be necessary to support reopening the economy without a vaccine too!
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Old 04-14-2020, 11:17 PM
 
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When do you guys think nightclubs will open again? In June?
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Old 04-15-2020, 01:30 AM
 
Location: The ghetto
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When do you guys think nightclubs will open again? In June?
No chance at all that nightclubs will be open in June 2020. I don't think nightclubs will open until there's a vaccine.
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Old 04-15-2020, 03:59 AM
 
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1296 new cases, deadliest day yet at 113.



https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/04...st-in-one-day/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo
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Old 04-15-2020, 05:33 AM
 
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Yes, we're not there yet, but you can see that the pivot is happening along multiple fronts, with the ramping up of serum/antibody testing, contact tracing, PPE production - all of that is useful even while we are shut down, but it's going to be necessary to support reopening the economy without a vaccine too!
Yes I am pretty hopeful. I also feel like the regular person has really figured this stuff out. I can't go to any public place without everyone with a mask and some gloves. Shopping places and take out have the glass partition in front of employees. There are several trials in the works for promising drugs. Even if we get one drug that works a little it could knock deaths back to reasonable levels.

When I think how I was sitting on crowded train cars up until about March 5th, I can see how it spread so much but we have really changed in just a few weeks.
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Old 04-15-2020, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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When do you guys think nightclubs will open again? In June?
I'm not single, but I'm guessing the whole culture of partying, casual dating, and hookups will change radically during and maybe after this pandemic!
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