These Businesses Are Helping the Covid Response

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  1. Mainstreet

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    Dyson (as in vacuums) designed a new ventilator in 10 days.

    Here is an except from the article:


    Dyson said the company had designed and built an entirely new ventilator, called the "CoVent," since he received a call 10 days ago from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.


    "This new device can be manufactured quickly, efficiently and at volume," Dyson added, saying that the new ventilator has been designed to "address the specific needs" of coronavirus patients.



    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/tech/dyson-ventilators-coronavirus/index.html
     
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    Hertz offering free month long car rentals to health care workers in NYC through the end of April.
     
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    Wouldn't they rather stay at Trump Tower?
     
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    Not a business, per se, but awesome, nonetheless:

     
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    This video has great info for the Paycheck Protection Plan loans. It's 10 min long but very informative

    It should help both employees to see what may be due to them and help employers understand what's up with this. I said 'help' understand... nothing is totally clear yet. Hell, my sister is a bank president, I called her and she doesn't know all the in's and out's of it yet.. I do know that the bank you deal with must be an SBA approved lender, which most of them are but they haven't yet been notified by the Feds as to whether they are on the approved list... so basically, you can't really submit an application yet.

     
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    MigratingOsprey Thank You Paul!

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    MigratingOsprey Thank You Paul!

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    This is where Trump's failure of leadership becomes apparent.

    The time to be preparing was two months ago, not now. The DPA had to have been activated then just to get manufacturing companies and ventilator companies working together to figure out how, exactly, a car company or an aircraft manufacturer would retool and retrain quickly to build different products.

    The DPA had to have been used two months ago to get US clothing companies to pivot to start making masks and other medical protective equipment.

    Now, we're doing this on the fly and a lot of people are trying to go as quickly as possible, but think of how many lives we could save if we had increased our stockpile starting March 15, instead of the end of April (which is the current projections when the redirected manufacturing capacity will come online in full force).
     
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    I checked my receipts. I began propping up my supplies on January 28. On of Russ’s posts spurred me on

    Russ ... I salute you!

    Too bad the Feds don’t have your smarts.
     
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    Mattel takes up arms against COVID-19 as it focuses production on face masks and PPE

    Mattel has become the latest toy company to join in the fight against the deepening COVID-19 pandemic, dedicating a part of its production line to face masks in order to meet the urgent demand for medical supplies in the US.

    In a post across social media, Mattel’s president and COO, Richard Dickson announced the company’s intentions, stating that its design and development teams in El Segundo, California, and East Aurora, New York will be producing face masks from Barbie and Fisher-Price fabric ‘to help meet the significant demand.’

    Mattel is also prototyping personal protective equipment, such as face shields, for medical workers – many of which have been faced with the ongoing efforts of caring for those with COVID-19 without the appropriate safety or protective wear.

    https://www.toynews-online.biz/2020...-it-focuses-production-on-face-masks-and-ppe/
     
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    Social Distancing Barbie?
     
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    Or yours!
     
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