Ventilator Shortages; 6.6 Million New Unemployment Claims

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Consider This : Ventilator Shortages; 6.6 Million New Unemployment Claims Image

Ventilator Shortages; 6.6 Million New Unemployment Claims

6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, doubling the record-setting numbers from the week before. The rapid increase has overwhelmed state offices.

Ventilators are a scare resource right now. While they are lifesaving for some, NPR’s Jon Hamilton reports when it comes to COVID-19, they do not guarantee survival.

Plus, how to protect essential workers when ordering delivery and going to the grocery store.

Links:

The Indicator’s episode on scarcity in the emergency room on Apple, Spotify and NPR One.

Camila Domonoske’s reporting on grocery store worker safety.

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This episode was recorded and published as part of this podcast’s former ‘Coronavirus Daily’ format.