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President Donald Trump, Members of the Coronavirus Task Force statements at Press Briefing

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump: Thank you very much. Good afternoon. We continue to see a number of positive signs that the virus has passed its peak. It’s been very devastating all over the world. A hundred and eighty-four countries. Probably more. That number was as of a week ago.

Dr. Birx will walk through some of these trends in a few moments, but they’re very positive trends for winning. Going to win. We’re going to close it out.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Lamar Alexander: The Volunteer Spirit is on full display

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of those throughout East Tennessee and the Chattanooga-area who were impacted by severe storms this week.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)and local first responders have been working to clear debris, restore power, and provide assistance. Tennesseans are resilient, and we will all work together to help our communities rebuild and recover.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Tennesseans can now be tested for COVID-19 Coronavirus, regardless of traditional symptoms. To learn more and find a testing site near you, visit the governor’s website

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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TDOT to hold Web-Based Meeting for I-40/I-81 Corridor Study

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – With public meetings on hold due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is hosting an online webinar for citizens interested in needs for the interstate corridors of I-40 and I-81.

Interstates 40 and 81 Multimodal Corridor Study

Interstates 40 and 81 Multimodal Corridor Study

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 308 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, April 19th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 7,070 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee on Sunday, April 19th, 2020. That is an increase of 308 cases from Saturday’s 6,762. There have been 148 deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

Six new cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus have been reported in Montgomery County. The total number is now at 119. There has been two deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

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Vast Majority of Americans Increase Hand Washing Due to Coronavirus

 

Bradley CorporationMenomonee Falls, WI – In the midst of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, Bradley Corporation conducted its Healthy Hand Washing Survey to gauge the impact the virus has had on American’s hygiene habits.

The survey found the majority of Americans are following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) hand washing guidelines.

90% say they are washing their hands more frequently or more thoroughly or longer and 78% are washing their hands six or more times a day. That’s compared to just 37% who washed up that often prior to the outbreak.

According to the Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corp., 78% of Americans are washing their hands six or more times a day in response to the coronavirus.

According to the Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corp., 78% of Americans are washing their hands six or more times a day in response to the coronavirus.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Arrests Wanted Murder Suspect Mohamed Ali Saad

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPChattanooga, TN – On Saturday, April 18th, 2020, the United States Marshals issued a be on the lookout (BOLO) for a silver Jeep Cherokee being driven by 32-year-old Mohamed Ali Saad of Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Saad is a suspect in a Dearborn Heights, Michigan murder investigation. Tennessee State Trooper Kevin Hoppe was on I-75 when he observed the vehicle and followed it until additional troopers arrived to conduct a felony traffic stop. Saad was taken into custody without incident in Bradley County, Tennessee. Saad is currently being held for U.S. Marshals at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.

Mohamed Ali Saad

Mohamed Ali Saad

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Turn Off The TV, Get Off The Internet, Read A Book While Self-Isolating During COVID-19 Pandemic

 

The ChristophersNew York, NY – The ratings for TV are soaring and the internet is on the verge of crashing as Americans search for the latest news of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  Many are also turning to books for a respite and an escape to adventure, history, and inspiration.

Some families have created a new highlight of the day by selecting a reading hour, and grandparents listen in at storytelling time on Facetime, Zoom or Skype.

The Christophers, who every year honor outstanding books, suggest several books for adults and young people to add to their reading lists during this National COVID-19 Coronavirus Crisis.

The Christophers, who every year honor outstanding books, suggest several books for adults and young people to add to their reading lists during this National COVID-19 Coronavirus Crisis.

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Serological Test Validation, Education Efforts

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDASilver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says every step we have taken as part of our approach to COVID-19 testing has been a careful balancing of risks and benefits in order to meet the urgent public health needs as we combat this new pathogen.

We have moved quickly and thoughtfully, and we are continuing to learn and adapt based on the real-world experience and data we’re seeing.

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NASA works with California Task Force to build COVID-19 Medical Devices

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationEdwards Air Force Base, CA – NASA has joined forces with a task force in Antelope Valley, in northern Los Angeles County, California, to build medical devices to help patients with COVID-19 Coronavirus.

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center partnered with Antelope Valley Hospital, the City of Lancaster, Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company (TSC), and Antelope Valley College to come up with innovative ideas to solve possible shortages of critical medical equipment.

NASA engineer Mike Buttigieg works on an oxygen hood system prototype worn by Dr. Daniel Khodabakhsh from the Antelope Valley Hospital in California. The hood is designed to help coronavirus patients who don't yet need a ventilator, but who are experiencing breathing troubles. The hood forces oxygen into patients with mild coronavirus symptoms, minimizing the likelihood that the patient will need to use a ventilator. (NASA/Carla Thomas)

NASA engineer Mike Buttigieg works on an oxygen hood system prototype worn by Dr. Daniel Khodabakhsh from the Antelope Valley Hospital in California. The hood is designed to help coronavirus patients who don’t yet need a ventilator, but who are experiencing breathing troubles. The hood forces oxygen into patients with mild coronavirus symptoms, minimizing the likelihood that the patient will need to use a ventilator. (NASA/Carla Thomas)

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