Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin raised the possibility with Republican senators that U.S. unemployment could rise to 20% without government intervention because of the impact of the coronavirus, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mnuchin discussed the scenario with the lawmakers on Tuesday as he proposed an economic stimulus of $1 trillion or more.
2nd Update: RMU has sent an email to the full campus community. It states
The Northeast Conference informed Robert Morris University today (March 17) that an official who worked the NEC men’s basketball championship game played March 10 at the UPMC Events Center has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
After consulting with the team’s UPMC physician, the university is notifying those most likely to have been in close contact with the official. Because the game took place seven days ago, and symptoms are most likely to occur within five to seven days, all are deemed to be at low risk for infection. They should, however, monitor themselves for the next seven days for symptoms that include:
● Dry cough
● Shortness of breath
Anyone who has these symptoms should contact their personal care physician or the UPMCMyHealth 24/7 Nurse Line (for UPMC Health Plan members) at 1-866-918-1591 or go to the UPMC
Ventilator shortages are already a reality elsewhere, such as Italy, where the high number of coronavirus patients flooded the system, leading some doctors to say they had to choose putting only younger patients on ventilators because they have more life to live.
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