- $132 million in unemployment benefits paid to 207,000 Ohioans
Ohio State has received the U. S. Federal Drug Administration, USFDA approval to use plasma protocol to treat high-risk coronavirus patients with convalescent plasma.
“We’ve been able to get this in front of U. S. Food and Drug Administration, USFDA and we got word Lindner research now have approval for this plasma protocol to go statewide. Thank you to Ohio’s medical innovators and to the FDA,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted.
Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted disclosed at the daily state briefing that “I got a call on Tuesday from a doctor at Lindner research in Cincinnati about a plasma protocol for treating high-risk COVID19 patients with convalescent plasma.”
“This allows physicians to identify those COVID19 patients at greatest risk for dying, earlier in their course, at a time when they might gain the greatest benefit of plasma treatment.”
Lt. Governor Jon Husted also disclosed that “$132 million in unemployment benefits has gone to 207,000 Ohioans related to the COVID19 pandemic.”
On WiFi hotspots, Lt Governor Husted said, “We’ve upgraded the number of places where that is available. The information is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov. Libraries are another place where you can go – they are closed, but you can access Wi-Fi in their parking lots.”
Meanwhile, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said, “We’ve had some questions about the curve and how much it was flattened. We’re seeing some of these estimates changing. You’re seeing the estimates getting better, but we also have Ohioans dying every day.”
“But overall, things are turning out – so far – better for Ohio. The reason the models are changing is because of each and every one of you. It’s what you have done. You’ve made a huge difference. I’ve said before – it’s not about the orders we issue.”
“The track we go on is based on what we all do. We’ve hit a home run. We’ve done a great job, but it is not time to celebrate. The game is not over. The optimistic scenarios are based on a belief that we will continue Social Distancing at the same level.”