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COVID-19 Resources for Supply ChainHospitals and other healthcare facilities that are currently assessing their preparedness or actively responding to the COVID-19 outbreak are looking for alternative suppliers of certain personal protective equipment (PPE) and life-saving medical technology, including ventilators. While most facilities may have initial supplies of goggles, masks, and gowns on hand for emergencies, shortages are already occurring.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Executive BriefingUnderstand the COVID-19 outbreak, its impact on the global economy, and initial implications for
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The impact of COVID-19 on small business outcomes and expectationsDrawing on a survey of more than 5,800 small businesses, this paper provides insight into the economic impact of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) on small businesses. The results shed light on both the financial fragility of many small businesses, and the significant impact COVID-19 had on these businesses in the weeks after the COVID-19–related disruptions began. The results also provide evidence on businesses’ expectations about the longer-term impact of COVID-19, as well as their perceptions of relief programs offered by the government.