Archive - April 11, 2020

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A Plan to Defeat Coronavirus Finally Emerges
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A Covid-19 Response Corps Can Help Stop the Pandemic

A Plan to Defeat Coronavirus Finally Emerges

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Arnold Zetlin (Ghana 1961-62)     A plan to defeat coronavirus finally emerges, but it’s not from the White House In the absence of federal direction, states and America’s top experts forge the path ahead. by Lena H. Sun, William Wan and Yasmeen Abutaleb April 10, 2020 Washington Post   Experts have proposed transforming the Peace Corps — which suspended global operations last month and recalled 7,000 volunteers to America — into a national response corps that could perform many tasks, including contact tracing. A national plan to fight the coronavirus pandemic in the United States and return Americans to jobs and classrooms is emerging — but not from the White House. Instead, a collection of governors, former government officials, disease specialists and nonprofits are pursuing a strategy that relies on the three pillars of disease control: Ramp up testing to identify people who are infected. Find everyone they interact with by . . .

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A Covid-19 Response Corps Can Help Stop the Pandemic

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Mother Martha Driscoll (Ethiopia 1965-67)     A Covid-19 Response Corps Can Help Stop the Pandemic Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Could Be Readily Mobilized   April 6, 2020 From: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) are members of the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security. Over the past two years we have been proud and active members of the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security. This past fall, the Commission published its final report, Ending the Cycle of Crisis and Complacency in U.S. Health Security, in which we recommended the establishment of a U.S. Global Health Crises Response Corps to respond rapidly to outbreaks that occur in insecure settings overseas. Today, our country is confronting an unprecedented public health crisis within our own borders. The Covid-19 pandemic is unlike anything we have seen . . .

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