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News: PPE supply chains, a positive note from Canada's ICUs, and COVID-19 in developing countries

At the Home Front, we understand it is important for you to stay informed about how to deal with the stress of the Coronavirus outbreak, know how to go about supporting others, learn about related issues, and so on. This blog post provides summaries of four articles we believe are important to read to help you stay informed!

  • Inside a Toronto ICU: What it takes to care for COVID-19's most critically ill
  • CTV News, April 17, 2020

    CTV News medical correspondent Avis Favaro and producer Elizabeth St. Philip at Humber River Hospital in Toronto to learn about what it takes to care for the most serious cases of COVID-19. Frontline medical workers there describe the unprecedented dangers of infection they face, along with the challenges faced by a lack of protective equipment.      

  • Calling Me a Hero Only Makes You Feel Better
    The Atlantic, April 18, 2020

  • While supermarket workers have received particular attention for being frontline heroes in this pandemic, the hero moniker can be problematic for those who feel they don’t have a choice but to continue working, even though they never signed up for doing a dangerous job.       

    1. Your ‘Free Space’ Could Help Essential Services, April 16, 2020

    Find out how donating unused garages, warehouse space, apartments, and parking spaces through SpaceIShare can help frontline workers and people indirectly affected by COVID-19.     

  • Shake Shack returning $10 million government loan meant for small businesses
    NBC News, April 20, 2020

  • There are bright spots in the midst of this situation; large companies and others in positions of power doing the right thing can give us all hope. With several reports of the small business subsidies in the U.S. going to larger chains, it was great to read that Shake Shack recognized the problem and did their part. In Canada, Tim Hortons’ parent company came to the same conclusions and deferred wage subsidies to franchisees.