Our President should enact Sen. Edward Markey's Life-saving Proposals

Our President should enact Sen. Edward Markey's Life-saving Proposals

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Sandra Green started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and the U.S. Congress and

I worked for years as a Physical Therapist in skilled nursing facilities and with older folks in their homes.  I want to send a strong message right now to Donald Trump and our Federal Government to speedily initiate action to prevent the further spread of the deadly corona virus.  Today Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey (senator@markey.senate.gov) posted a bulletin outlining steps our Federal government should take right now, to tap existing resources and expand our capacity to diagnose and treat patients and protect our medical staff.  Now is the critical moment during which the actions of our government and fellow citizens can slow this viral juggernaut of suffering and death.  Senator Markey's proposals include:

*  Widespread & free coronavirus testing, affordable treatment for all

*   daily, accurate updates from the CDC on its testing plan

*  President Trump utilizing the Defense Production Act to increase production of medical supplies: gowns, gloves, face shields, surgical masks, N95 respirators, disinfectant wipes & hand sanitizers.

* recognition that we need a massive wartime manufacturing mobilization (because) our hospitals and nurses are facing a shortage of testing kits and critical medical equipment.

*  President Trump to appoint a permanent Global Health Chief, a qualified individual who can coordinate the strongest government-wide response we can muster.

*  Vice President Pence's Coronavirus Task Force should immediately appoint a Labor Department representative to advocate for frontline workers: nurses, flight attendants, educators & other critical staff

*  Protect & shield consumers from scams & price gouging on face masks & hand sanitizer. No one should be allowed to reap a windfall from fear and human suffering.

The numbers of ill and dying people continue to grow; where the infection rate is high, health care resources are already drained. Please support this petition by signing and sharing it, contacting the President and your representatives now, because unless U.S. resources are fully mobilized towards slowing the spread the coronavirus, you, your family, neighbors, and our medical staff may suffer grievously.  Thank you!

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