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Coronavirus in Maine: Daily Headlines

Coronavirus in Maine: Daily Headlines

As the coronavirus alters life in Maine, staying informed of the latest news and information is critically important as we all navigate the uncertainties that come with this pandemic. Here’s a collection of the most recent stories from our statewide media partners.

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Maine prepares arenas for next wave of coronavirus patients

Maine prepares arenas for next wave of coronavirus patients

A single 250-bed federal medical station is all Maine has to expand its hospital capacity statewide. Used in New York following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the second-hand medical station has no medical supplies and only limited durable medical equipment, including cots and hand-washing stations, yet it will be the backbone of the next phase of Maine’s response to the virus

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Stockpile crash

Stockpile crash

Maine invested millions of federal dollars in protective medical equipment and emergency ventilators to prepare its hospitals for infectious disease, bioterrorism and mass casualty events. Yet, years of spending cuts left Maine’s three regional resource centers strapped for cash to replace aging and expiring medical supplies.

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