Mar 31, 2017

Former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg joining Verizon

Verizon has hired Hans Vestberg, the former CEO of network gear maker Ericsson, to run a new network and technology unit.

In conjunction with the move, Verizon is splitting itself into three units: Vestberg's network unit, a media and in-car services unit run by Marni Walden and a customer and product group run by John Stratton.

Why it matters: Vestberg brings deep knowledge of 5G networks and Verizon prides itself on leading network technology in an increasingly competitive wireless market.

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Why it matters: Unlike those tragedies, Adams emphasized that the direct effects of coronavirus will not be "localized," and that it will be happening "all over the country." But he also stressed that the public has the "power to change the trajectory of this epidemic" by following social distancing and other public health guidelines.

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Why it matters: After the White House announced the guideline last week, President Trump said he will likely not wear a mask and emphasized that the guidance was "voluntary."

Louisiana governor says state will run out of ventilators on April 9

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that modeling projects his state will run out of ventilators for coronavirus patients on April 9 and hospital beds on April 11.

Why it matters: New York is the only state in the country with a worse per-capita death rate than Louisiana, where around 12,500 people have been infected and 409 have been killed.

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