Emergency physician Dr. Megan Ranney says that despite what President Trump said, it’s impossible to sterilize the N95 masks as that coronavirus pandemic continues to grow.
Dr. Esther Choo talks with Rachel Maddow about doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who are struggling to obtain the proper protective gear to administer care to the wave of new coronavirus patients, and the anticipation that continued federal poor planning will mean further shortages in the future.
Dr. Shuhan He talks with Samantha Bee about the need to socially distance in the time of COVID. They discuss the challenge of healthcare workers staying healthy in the setting of the lack of PPE and how GetUsPPE.org can help in that mission.
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Rounding up masks from garages and construction companies and test kits from research labs, a hardscrabble grassroots army has begun supplying doctors and nurses on the front lines of the war on COVID-19.
New Yorkers know hospitals are running out of supplies. And they want to help. We heard from readers who have spare N95 masks, latex and nitrile gloves, wipes, goggles and more…
The coronavirus crisis has upended American life, and fresh ideas are needed for dealing with the problems it’s creating. Here is a collection of smart solutions. We will expand this list over the coming weeks.
Coronavirus: SF health care workers more concerned about medical supply shortage than COVID-19 itself
Emergency room doctors and nurses say they don’t fear the coronavirus, as much as they worry about the shortage of protective gear to keep them from catching the disease and spreading it to patients.
Masks and respirators are designed to be worn only once, but some medical professionals are being asked to re-wear their gear.