President Donald J. Trump just recently approved a disaster declaration for the state of Wyoming. This declaration marks the first time in the history of the United States when all 50 states are under the federal disaster declaration.
When many States are under this category, this final disaster declaration for the state of Wyoming came on the same day as the U.S. surpassed the previously hardest stricken country, Italy, in death toll and infected cases.
Despite being one of the most technologically and logistically advanced countries in the world, the U.S. has failed to contain the spread of the virus.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the national healthcare system as the U.S reached the highest number of deaths recorded due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wyoming was declared as a disaster with just 260 cases and quite surprisingly, no deaths. However, the mayor of the state believes that the early disaster declaration will help the state in receiving the funding from FEMA required to prepare for the peak point in the spread of the virus.
FEMA has proven to be quite effective in mobilizing the resources required in fighting the pandemic, ranging from gloves, masks to ventilators, and other health care equipment.
Pentagon will make use of $133 million to boost the production of N95 masks, hoping to meet the target of 39 million masks in the next 90 days.
The crisis grows bigger every day and masks become a necessity for every person on the streets, especially for healthcare workers.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order on a priority basis. It will go into effect on Monday at 8 p.m. and asks the residents of New Jersey to wear masks in grocery stores. Masks will be a legal obligation if one wants to pick up food from a food chain or a restaurant or a bar.
According to Phil, New Jersey is the worst affected state in the U.S just after New York with 58,000 cases and 2,200 deaths.
He is of the view that wearing masks is inconvenient, but it is much more convenient than being hospitalized, dying, or infecting other family members with COVID-19. He said that this inconvenience is acceptable.