As a child, @NASAJPL's Bob Balaram was inspired by the Apollo Moon landings to take an interest in space exploration. Today, he's the chief engineer of a Mars helicopter launching this summer with @NASAPersevere. How he made a "crazy idea" into reality: https://go.nasa.gov/3bXKrT5
#NEW: President Trump on coronavirus response: "Moments ago I directed Secretary Azar and Acting Secretary Wolf to use any and all available authority under the Defense Production Act to ensure that domestic manufacturers have the supplies they need to produce ventilators..."
Everyone is aware that we could get back to work in more than 90% of the country if we prescribed #hydroxychloroquine, right? Who is foot dragging?
RIGHT! @SecAzar @VP Azar u need to make sure we Can make a billion tablets -and we need to RECOMMEND IT BE PRESCRIBED ASAP when the classic symptoms appear. It’s time we step up on this issue @IngrahamAngle there r 2-3 companies making it now- r u kidding me?
I applaud President Trump for giving @SecAzar the authority to use the DPA to address the ventilator shortage. As I wrote to Sec. Azar last month, time is running out. We must leverage the incredible might of our free enterprise system now to save more lives moving forward.
"The Case for Universal Cloth Mask Adoption & Policies to Increase the Supply of Medical Masks for Health Workers" by me @judy_chevalier @NAChristakis @thehowie E Kaplan, A Ko (Chair of Epidemiology @yale) S Vermund (Dean of School of Public Health @yale) https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ua7j979dbqb045/masks_final_n_HF_NA.pdf?dl=0 …
"We estimate that the benefits of each additional cloth mask worn by the public are conservatively in the $3,000-$6,000 range due to their impact in slowing the spread of the virus." #Masks4All
Today we announced that @TheJusticeDept and @HHSGov partnered to distribute more than half a million medical supplies confiscated from price gougers to those on the frontline of the #COVID10 response in New York and New Jersey—including approximately 192,000 N95 respirator masks.
Here are the 6 novels that have just been shortlisted for the #InternationalBooker2020 🎉 📚 Very happy to see The Memory Police, Hurricane Season and Tyll listed as I particularly loved these books. I’m looking forward to reading Shokoofeh Azar’s novel next.
Re-opening ACA marketplaces and allowing uninsured Iowans to enroll in health plans could save lives and ensure financial security during the coronavirus pandemic. I sent a letter to HHS Sec. Azar encouraging the Administration to reconsider this misguided decision. #IA01
Mike Pence’s answer to the question about why they shut off the exchanges is first, a non-answer, and second, just despicable. People who have been laid off have no money, have no insurance, are gonna die. He will have blood on his hands. As will Azar, Verma and Trump. Monstrous.