TIA Daily COVID-19 Update: April 28th
As TIA continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and it’s impact on the 3PL and transportation industries, here is your Daily Update for April 28. As a reminder, you can find all the latest information, resources, guidance, and news from TIA’s COVID-19 Response Center.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATE:
TIA’s Government Affairs team has been keeping busy and not letting the COVID-19 crisis slow their advocacy efforts. Over the past few weeks, Chris and Scott have been actively meeting with Members of Congress via Zoom video conference. These Zoom meetings allow us to promote TIA’s legislative priorities, while highlighting the impact of TIA Members in these members’ districts and state. If you are interested in participating in a Zoom call with your Members of Congress, please contact Chris Burroughs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIA has launched a brand-new members-only podcast focused on TIA’s government affairs and advocacy efforts. The TIA Delivers Advocacy Insights Podcast has been developed to cater to active TIA Members, providing industry updates and insights on all of TIA’s current lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. In the first episode, we hear from Chris Burroughs, TIA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, who discusses the importance of government affairs to both the association and the 3PL community. You must log-in to the website to access this members-only content.
VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN UPDATE:
Thank you to everyone who joined us this afternoon for our Virtual Lunch & Learn panel discussion – New Frontier: How to Best Protect Your Operations During COVID-19. Join TIA every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00 PM ET for the latest installment. Reminder that all previous webinars in the series are available on-demand.
NOËL PERRY UPDATE:
More pretty colors yesterday for the U.S. and Europe. Of the countries, only Mexico shows red, but it was down for yesterday, just not enough consecutive drops to be sure the increasing trend is over.
In the U.S., cases were down again despite it being a weekday. Monday was the lowest new case day since 30 March when the numbers were climbing rapidly. U.S. deaths were up modestly, but much less than the normal Monday rise. We have added two new columns in the state data to show the percentage drop in the numbers since the peak day (since 21 April). Some of the numbers are impressive indeed. Note also that 25 states had less than ten deaths yesterday. Those are very promising numbers. Understandably, restrictions are being lifted in a number of states. Even Pennsylvania is allowing golf courses, private campgrounds, and marinas to reopen on 1 May.
As we watch the numbers decline, it is instructional that only six of the 24 countries we follow have reached recovery stage. Of those 18 countries not in full recovery, only one, Switzerland, is getting close to full recovery. We are reminded of the time it is taking this contagion to recede. Having said that, the statistics to date show no signs of a second surge in cases, nor are the totals anywhere near the catastrophic projections we heard a month ago. It looks like this flu strain will go down as well above average but within the range of the several notable flu seasons since World War II.
We’ll be back tomorrow with COVID-19 updates and information that came through overnight.
On this last Tuesday of April, I leave you with The Ink Spots’ “We Three (My Echo My Shadow & Me)” – enjoy!