Jobless claims in Vermont have reached more than 71,000 since Gov. Phil Scott declared a state of emergency in March and ordered Vermonters to shut down businesses, restrict gatherings to 10 or less and “stay home, stay safe.”
Bernie Juskiewicz, husband, father, dedicated local volunteer, and a Republican legislator who represented Cambridge and Waterville from 2013-18, has died of the coronavirus.
A physician as well as a politician, Jensen said doctors are being encouraged to attribute COVID-19 as a cause of death without laboratory testing.
New Hampshire for the third week in a row saw a massive surge in jobless claims, once again setting a state record, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Despite the rising death toll, the U.S. continues to see encouraging signs that stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements are working to slow the spread of COVID-19.
New York, Michigan, Louisiana, Vermont and Washington are among seven states projected to reach peak hospital resource usage by the end of Wednesday, April 8, according to one leading model.
At a press briefing Wednesday, Gov. Phil Scott said Vermonters can expect at least one more extension of the state of emergency order as he prepares to lay out his plans on Friday for getting people back to work.
The COVID-19 police were out over the weekend. They were seen patrolling local businesses for compliance of Gov. Scott’s “Stay Home” directives. The watch is overseen by Attorney General T.J. Donovan.
In the 19th episode of “Travels With Charlie — Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo talks with Vermont Grocers Association Executive Director Erin Sigrist and state Rep. Michael Marcotte about supply chain issues and stocking up on essentials during the coronavirus shutdown.
Conspiracy theorists who oppose Trump claim he has a financial motive in hyping the drug to fight COVID-19. Fauci’s detractors assert that has pumped the brakes on using the drug as part of a globalist agenda, possibly directed by Bill Gates.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the total number of deaths forecast for the U.S. have ranged wildly from as high as 2.2 million to, most recently, 60,400.