Entries by Abby Lakes

FEMA Head: ‘We have a ways to go’ on Having Enough PPE

The head of FEMA, Pete Gaynor, told Congress yesterday that while the United States is in a much better place than March when it comes to PPE, the country still has a long way to go before there will be enough PPE. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/508520-fema-head-we-have-a-ways-to-go-on-having-enough-ppe

House Republican Introducing Bill to Provide Tax Credit to Businesses for PPE

South Carolina Representative Tom Rice is introducing legislation in the House that would help alleviate some of the costs businesses endure when they reopen safely. The Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit would provide a refundable tax credit against payroll taxes for 50% of the costs associated with buying PPE necessary for reopening.   https://thehill.com/homenews/house/507570-house-republican-introduces-bill-to-provide-tax-credit-to-businesses-for-ppe

Scientists Hoped Summer Temperatures Would Tamp Down Covid-19 Cases. What Happened?

When the pandemic first began, many thought that the hot summer months would keep the virus from being able to effectively spread. However, this hypothesis was inaccurate and the United States is facing a second surge that has surpassed the first. Why is this?   https://www.wsj.com/articles/scientists-hoped-summer-temperatures-would-tamp-down-covid-19-cases-what-happened-11594632601?mod=hp_lead_pos6

Kentucky Governor Beshear Mandates that Face Masks Must Be Worn in Public

On Thursday Kentucky Governor Beshear ordered that all Kentuckians have to wear face masks or face coverings in public places starting July 10 at 5 PM. Any questions you might have can be answered by this FAQ from WLWT5, a Northern Kentucky news organization.   https://www.wlwt.com/article/answering-all-of-your-questions-about-kentuckys-mandatory-mask-order/33272992