WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says it plans to borrow $274 billion in the current January-March quarter, down 54.1% from last three-month period. But officials concede that figure could rise significantly depending on what type of new coronavirus relief package is approved by Congress. Treasury’s projected borrowing figure for this quarter is down from the $597 billion in actual borrowing it did during the October-December quarter. The government ran up a record $3.1 trillion deficit for the 2020 budget year. Federal finances were strained by trillions of dollars spent to support an economy that went into freefall in the spring when a global pandemic hit, pushing millions of people out of work.
Together, the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and American Nurses Association (ANA) released a public service announcement urging the American public to take three simple steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19: wear a mask, practice physical distancing and wash hands frequently. The PSA is the first element of a comprehensive campaign to increase public acceptance of these essential actions and builds on the groups’ open letter to the public released last month.Physicians, nurses and hospital and health systems leaders have been joined by researchers and public health experts in this important call to action. The science and evidence is clear, following these guidelines is essential to helping to stop the spread of the virus.Following months of practicing physical distancing and staying home, both COVID-19 infections and deaths began to decline. As states began reopening, people started to abandon the essential steps needed to stop the spread. This led to a significant increase of new cases, worsening the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), tests and testing supplies and further stretching hospitals’ intensive care unit (ICU) capacity in certain states. It also exacerbated the mental and physical toll on health care teams and clinicians providing patient care. In response, the AHA, AMA and ANA have launched the #WearAMask campaign as a way to continue urging the American public to wear a face mask, maintain physical distancing and wash hands. By taking these three simple steps, everyone can contribute to stopping the spread of the virus and keeping themselves, their families and their communities safe.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, February 16, 2:00 p.m. at Caldwell, KS United Methodist Church. Mike KinnanMichael Leon Kinnan was born October 12, 1943, at Fort Riley, KS, to Dr. and Mrs. Leon Frank Kinnan. He grew up in Caldwell, KS, where he graduated high school with the class of 1961. He graduated from The University of Kansas in 1968 with a degree in elementary education. He also attended Elkins School of Broadcasting where he earned his FCC broadcasting license. He then began a long career in broadcasting starting as a disc jockey at KGNO Radio in Dodge City, KS. He often said early in his career that “he couldn’t believe he was getting paid to play music.”Mike was married to Trisha Slack on August 9, 1970, in Oxford, KS. To this union was born two children, a son, David in 1975, and a daughter, Lindsay in 1978.Mike worked his way through the radio business from disc jockey to sales and sales manager to general manager of KGNO and K95.During his time in Dodge City, Mike also worked for Goff Motors and the Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau, where he was able to share his love of history.In 2004, Mike and Trisha left Dodge City after 34 years so Mike could work for the Kansas Lottery in Topeka, KS. He planned to work there for many years, but in December of 2008 he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He retired then early in 2009 and spent the next four years dealing with his plight with grace and humor. This wasn’t how he had planned to spend his retirement.In 2011, Mike and Trisha moved to Derby, KS, to be closer to family. He died at their home on Monday, February 11, 2013.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Leon and Jean Kinnan, his sister, Karen Jean Bacon. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Trisha; his son David and wife Tamlin of Palo Alto, CA and their children Dane and Anali; and his daughter Lindsay and fiancÃ© Joshua Gant of Council Grove, KS and a large, loving extended family.Mike was loved by so many people because of his sense of humor, kindness, and generosity. He will be greatly missed. Memorials can be sent in Mike’s name to the ALS Association; the Mike and Trish Educational Scholarship Fund at Dodge City Community College; the Caldwell High School Alumni Association; or the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, all in care of Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell, KS. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.scaheffermortuary.info Arrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas.