PPE, access to tests kits, ventilators and Italy's spike in deaths are among the heavily scrutinized aspects of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.
A local healthcare professional says there's validity to some of the criticism and then there are something things that do not correlate. CEO of Warner Hospital and Health Services, Paul Skowron indicates PPE and masks and gowns for frontline medical staff are in short supply in some parts of the country but in Clinton, they recently received requested equipment.
Test kits are in short supply across the country and that includes Clinton. Many say that is because those are going to the hardest-hit areas and Skowron is hoping that issue gets solved soon.
Many believe the United States is on a similar trajectory as Italy but Skowron believes social distancing initiatives in the US plus quick action by the Government is going to help America avoid disaster.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Friday issued a shelter from home declaration for Illinois residents that started Saturday. As of Sunday, Illinois had 1049 confirmed cases in Illinois with nine deaths and 8374 people tested.
The United State's Surgeon General said Sunday 9 out of 10 people who exhibit symptoms associated with the coronavirus and get tested receive a negative test result.