While US Marine Corps (USMC) leaders have indicated the service is considering shedding some of its F-35 stealth fighter fleet, the Corps’ top officer said on Wednesday that the jet is too valuable for the service to discard completely.
The Pentagon is looking to obtain as many as 100,000 military-style body bags to potentially be used to hold civilian bodies, as the US death toll from the COVID-19 coronavirus is expected to rise in the next few weeks.
Iran is the hardest-hit country from the coronavirus in the Middle East, with 47,593 cases and 3,036 deaths officially confirmed as of Wednesday.
On Saturday, Cuomo said that he had not spoken with US President Donald Trump about the possibility of a quarantine amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump has used his authority granted by the Defense Production Act to order six US companies to repurpose their factories for building ventilators, which mean the difference between life and death for those infected with COVID-19, and of which the US faces a dire shortage.
A new study published in the journal JAMA finds that reusable elastomeric half-mask respirators (EHMRs) worn frequently by those in the construction and manufacturing industries are a suitable alternative to N95 masks, which are used to protect health care workers from pathogens and are currently in short supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week, the World Health Organization said it expects the number of new coronavirus infections to rise to over a million cases in the coming days, with UN chief Antonio Guterres saying that in additional to the danger to public health, the pandemic is set to become the biggest threat to global peace since World War II.
According to Johns Hopkins University’s real-time tracker, the global COVID-19 count has already reached 1 002 159, with 51 485 deaths.