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STAMFORD, CT - MARCH 23: Health workers dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) handle a coronavirus test at a drive-thru testing station at Cummings Park on March 23, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. Availability of protective clothing for medical workers has become a major issue as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the United States. The Stamford site is run by Murphy Medical Associates. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

White House coronavirus taskforce member Dr. Deborah Birx says school re-opening procedures should be “tailored to each and every community.” Speaking in Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Birx said safety should come first and parents in every district should being given the option of virtual education.

She also said she wished the U.S. lockdown back in March and April looked like that of Italy, but she added that “Americans don’t react well to that kind of prohibition.” She stressed that behavioral change is important, beginning with wearing masks and limiting capacity at restaurants and bars. Meanwhile, U.S. companies may bring thousands of workers back to the country because of the pandemic.

Tim Bryan, CEO of worldwide IT company GalaxE [[galaxy]] Solutions, says in many countries where outsourcing is big business, they have built large office parks with state of the art equipment to facilitate thousands of workers supporting American companies. But the advent of Covid, has made a lot of companies rethink their opportunities with remote workers.

 

According to the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins, the United States has confirmed just o ver 5.4 million cases across the United States since the beginning – while 170,000 have succumbed to the illness. Some good news is that well over 1.8 million have recovered.

 

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