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Forward Watch, April 7

1 day 3 hours ago
Team Rubicon has 55 COVID-19 response operations underway nationwide with 44 more in the mobilization and monitoring stages. So far, 25 operations have been completed.   International: There are now over 1.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported globally. The one-day increase rate is 73,000 cases; slightly lower than yesterday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized with the virus last week, has been moved into intensive care. Supply chain restrictions are hampering … Read More

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Tom Daley

Forward Watch, April 6

2 days 2 hours ago
Team Rubicon has 56 COVID-19 response operations underway nationwide with 45 more in the mobilization and monitoring stages. So far, 24 operations have been completed. Greyshirts responding to a tornado in Jonesboro, AR have accomplished their mission and that operation is demobilizing.  International:  There are now over 1.28 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported globally. New cases reported in the last 24 hours are down from the previous day. Health officials in Europe are hopeful that this signals the virus has reached its peak. Japan declared … Read More

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Tom Daley

Forward Watch, April 5

3 days 2 hours ago
Team Rubicon has 56 COVID-19 response operations underway nationwide with 45 more in the mobilization and monitoring stages. 14 operations have been completed. Greyshirts are also serving the survivors of tornados in Tennessee and Arkansas.  International:  There are now over 1.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported globally. The increase rate is roughly 100,000 new cases since yesterday and continues to trend upward exponentially. South Korea has imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for any … Read More

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Tom Daley

Forward Watch, April 3

5 days 2 hours ago
Team Rubicon has completed 11 COVID-19 response operations across the U.S. Right now, Greyshirts are conducting 63 COVID-19 response operations and 52 more are in the planning stage. We are also running two disaster relief operations to help communities recover from recent tornado damage.   International: COVID-19 is now in 199 countries with over 1 million cases around the globe. The increase rate is roughly 81,000 new cases per day. China is positioning itself as a leader … Read More

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Tom Daley

Forward Watch, April 2

6 days ago
Team Rubicon has completed eight COVID-19 response operations across the U.S. 58 COVID-19 response operations are currently underway and 43 more are in the planning stage. Disaster relief operations are mobilizing from Arkansas to Indiana in response to severe weather.   International: COVID-19 is now in 199 countries with over 950,000 cases reported around the globe. The increase rate is roughly 75,000 new cases per day. The … Read More

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Tom Daley

Forward Watch, April 1

1 week ago
Team Rubicon has completed eight COVID-19 response operations across the U.S. There are currently 51 active operations and 58 more in the monitoring or planning stages, including responses to an earthquake in Magna, UT; tornado damage in Warrick County, TN and Cookeville, TN; severe weather in White County, TN; and flooding in Franklin County, TN.    International: COVID-19 … Read More

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Mike Lee

Forward Watch, March 31

1 week 1 day ago
Team Rubicon has completed five COVID-19 response operations across the U.S. There are currently 49 underway and 44 more gearing up.   International: COVID-19 is now in 199 countries, with over 800,000 cases across the globe. The increase rate is roughly 62,000 new cases per day. The World Health Organization says the number of cases in Italy shows signs of stabilizing, making officials cautiously optimistic that … Read More

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Tom Daley

Forward Watch, March 30

1 week 2 days ago
Team Rubicon has completed four COVID-19 response operations across the US. There are currently 44 underway and 50 more gearing up.  International: COVID-19 is now in 199 countries, with approximately 736,000 cases across the globe. The increase rate is roughly 60,000 new cases per day. U.S. Embassies continue to organize repatriation flights for American citizens who have been stranded abroad. Australia has seen a 10% decrease in new cases since last week, giving hope to officials that their strict mitigation efforts are working.  United States: There are … Read More

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Tom Daley

Forward Watch, March 29

1 week 3 days ago
Team Rubicon has completed three COVID-19 response operations. There are 40 operations currently underway and 45 more gearing up now. Territory leaders are also planning two new disaster relief operations in response to tornados in Arkansas and Indiana.   International: COVID-19 is now in 199 countries, with approximately 703,829 cases and 33,222 related deaths across the globe. The World Health Organization Director General cites shortages of personal protective equipment as … Read More

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Tom Daley

Forward Watch, March 28

1 week 4 days ago
Team Rubicon has completed 2 COVID-19 response operations in Missoula, MT and Fairfield, CA. There are 38 operations currently underway and 26 more mobilizing now.   International: COVID-19 is now in 174 countries, with approximately 550,000 cases across the globe. The increase rate is roughly 62,000 new cases per day.  United States: There are now 86,000 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., an increase of approximately 17,000 cases in 24 hours.  How Team Rubicon is … Read More

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Mike Lee

Forward Watch, March 27

1 week 5 days ago
With 35 operations underway and an additional 37 gearing up, here's how—and where—Team Rubicon is responding to the coronavirus as of today.

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Tom Daley

Forward Watch, March 26

1 week 6 days ago
Team Rubicon has 34 operations underway and 36 gearing up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Territory leaders are planning natural disaster responses in Hawaii, Ohio, and Utah.   International: COVID-19 is now in 170 countries, with approximately 488,000 cases across the globe. The increase rate is roughly 50,000 new cases per day. COVID-19 is rocking European economies and challenging the EU’s freedom of movement policies. Cases in Africa, which until this point have remained low, are trending up.  … Read More

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Tom Daley

Forward Watch, March 25

2 weeks ago
With 30 operations underway and an additional 29 gearing up, here's how—and where—Team Rubicon is responding to the coronavirus as of today.

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Mike Lee

Forward Watch, March 23

2 weeks 2 days ago
Team Rubicon is currently conducting 21 operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is mobilizing Greyshirts across the country in support of 12 more.  International: COVID-19 is now in 170 countries, with approximately 352,000 cases across the globe. The increase rate is roughly 33,000 new cases per day. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been quarantined after exposure to the virus. Spain has extended its lockdown for another … Read More

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Tom Daley

How to Deploy A Volunteer Disaster Relief Army During a Pandemic

2 weeks 2 days ago
Pandemics threaten the fabric of the global community and represent one of the greatest challenges to any disaster response organization.  Over the past 20 years, my work in global health security has primarily focused on trauma preparedness, terrorism and responding to natural disasters. But, as an emergency medicine physician, I have also been actively involved in helping large … Read More

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