This interview took place on April 1, 2020.
Donna Brown tells Sally Hendrick of her perspective as a Canadian ex-pat living in Milan, Italy, near the original outbreak of the Lombardy region. As the hospitals and healthcare workers there have been overrun with COVID-19 cases and deaths, the Italian government has placed more and more restrictions on people's movement outside the home. Now that the northern part of the country has passed its peak in cases, the concern is being directed towards the south where the country is generally poorer with less access to good healthcare.
Donna Brown is a Canadian citizen living in Milan, Italy, near where the COVID-19 outbreak started in Italy. She is a business synergist, growth and branding strategist, and international speaker, with over thirty years experience as a consultant in such diverse fields as fashion,...
This interview took place on March 29, 2020.
Kenneth Burks is the COO of Sole Supports, Inc. in Hickman County, Tennessee, a manufacturer of orthotics products for podiatrists. As the coronavirus news was rumbling in China, Ken was already thinking about what could happen if the infection reached the United States. As a small, innovative company, he and his team have been ready to rise to the occasion to be part of the solution to the COVID-19 response.
Kenneth Burks, Chief Operating Officer of Sole Supports, Inc.
With a BS in politics and business and a Masters in curriculum and instruction, most of Kenneth Burks' career was spent working as an educator of emotionally and behaviorally disturbed teens in private residential treatment settings.
When the great recession hit in late 2008 he found himself unemployed for a time in...
This interview took place on March 28, 2020.
Splitting her time between her home in Chattanooga, Tennessee and her work in Frankfurt, Kentucky, Dr. Alison Bailey is faced with helping her cardiology patients stay protected from and informed about the coronavirus. In this interview, Sally Hendrick and Dr. Bailey discuss the differences between the responses of the citizens and governments of both Tennessee and Kentucky as well as how the healthcare system is pivoting to the needs of patients during this time.
Alison Bailey, MD is a cardiologist in Chattanooga, TN. She is very involved in public health and focuses on both the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. She is the Governor of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.
Shout Your Cause™ advertises on Facebook and Instagram to reach people in your state to spread the shelter-in-place message that so many Americans are ignoring. This is your chance to contribute to the effort to get the message out there to save the people in your state from misinformation or a lack of understanding of what is happening with the spread of COVID19 infections.
The following chart is a screenshot of the potential growth in cases for Tennessee without any measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, what 3 months of social-distancing would result in, and how that compares to the number of hospital beds available in the state.
Social-distancing isn't enough, as the black line represents the maximum capacity of hospital beds available in Tennessee. Without shelter-in-place measures put into play, we will quickly meet the maximum bed count by April 20 and will be 44,000 beds short...
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