COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Spreads to Champaign Area
    • Person Dies from COVID=19
      • Underlying Health conditions the person may have faced
        • Diabetes? Heart condition? Asthma?
      • Who was this person and his/her involvement in the community?
        • Well known community leader or student from the area?
      • How has their family handled the loss, were they able to see them before death? or even after?
        • Is there a funeral plan?
      • Could this person have been saved with more proactive policy and decision making?
        • Linked with “Are our local health policies ready to handle pandemic?”
    • Are our local health policies ready to handle pandemic?
      • How quickly were stay-at-home orders issued?
        • Did the city wait around at first, or were they at the forefront? If not, why not?
        • What factors lead to making a decision quickly?
        • Is there someone in charge of handling the policy ideas?
      • How would this affect local businesses?
        • Estimate of loss of revenue
        • How long will they be allowed to stay open?
        • What’s the number of cases in the county or city until restaurants are fully shut down?
        • Why go against CDC guidelines on outdoor dining?
      • How strictly will social-distancing and other rules be enforced right off the bat?
        • What specific metrics were used to make this decision?
        • How severe will the punishments be?
        • Will the punishments be different for minors and adults?
      • Do powerful local businesses have influence over policy decisions?
        • Will donors or those who are connected be able to sway policy in favor of business?
        • Will public officials be able to hold their ground and put public safety first?
        • Or maybe special treatment for those powerful business owners?
    • Hospitals prepare for COVID-19 patients
      • How many hospitals in this area are prepared for COVID-19 patients?
        • Can they handle the large volume of students and faculty that live nearby?
        • How many people would have to be in the hospitals for all hospitals to be over capacity?
        • What’s the protocol if the hospital is over capacity? Who gets a bed and who doesn’t?
      • Who is the most well-funded hospital? Is that the most well-suited hospital?
        • Where do their funds come from?
        • Can they share funds and resources with less funded hospitals?
        • How many COVID-19 patients can they handle?
        • How many respirators are on hand?
      • Have they asked for federal assistance of any kind?
        • If so, what was the request?
        • How did the federal government respond?
        • Will they need to ask for further assistance?
      • Are there ample staff to handle the rush of patients and if staff gets sick?
        • How many staff members do they have on hand?
        • When will they go to retired medical professionals for help?
        • If the staff gets sick, do they get treated at that hospital or somewhere else?
        • How does the staff feel about being on the frontlines?

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