March 26, 2020 - Businesses large and small are stepping up to help solve shortages of vital medical equipment and supplies needed by millions of nurses and doctors at hospitals to treat tens of thousands of COVID-19 patients. Coppercraft Distillery is making hand sanitizer. And Ford Motor Company is using parts from its F-150 truck to make ventilators. The American spirit today is an echo of the WWII Home Front and the Arsenal of Democracy.
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Week of March 23drastic: adjective; severe, serious;
WHO declares COVID-19 pandemic
epidemiological: adjective; related to epidemiology, the study of the incidence and spread of disease and other medical conditions;
Epic epidemiological effort underway
proactive: adjective; aggressive, early, in advance of;
CDC: Risk of coronavirus is low
reluctant: adjective; hesitant, not ready to do something;
Women who flew through the clouds to reach the stars
Today In History
March 292012: National Vietnam War Veterans Day was first commemorated and in 2017, became an official, annual commemoration on this day.
1979: The House Select Committee on Assassinations released its final report on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy.
1976: "The Metro" in Washington D.C. ran its first passenger train. The first phase had five stations and covered 4.6 miles.
1955: Earl Campbell, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, was born in Tyler, Texas.
1790: John Tyler, the 20th president of the United States (1841-1845), was born in Virginia. He succeeded to the presidency upon the death of William Henry Harrison.
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