(White House Press Release, March 30, 2020)

President Donald J. Trump (White House Official Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Donald J. Trump’s administration continues to take decisive action to combat the coronavirus threat.  In a meeting with medical supply chain distributors, Trump highlighted the following actions:

  • The Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA built a 2900 bed hospital bed in four days.  The hospital opens today.
  • Deployed the military’s two hospital ships, one to New York (USNS Comfort) and Los Angeles (USNS Mercy).
  • FEMA and HHS have shipped or delivered 11.6 million N95 respirators, 26 million surgical masks, 52 million face shields, 43 million surgical gowns, 22 million gloves, and 8,100 ventilators
  • Partnered with transport corporations to create an Airbridge, thus far delivering 2 million masks and gowns, over 10 million gloves, and over 70,000 thermometers on the first of 51 projected flights;
  • Ramped up coronavirus testing to nearly 100,000 persons per day;
  • Announced the development by corporate partners of rapid tests which can provide almost instantaneous results.

To see a video of the meeting with medical supply chain administrators, click on the video link, below:


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