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PPE supply shortage dire and outrageous - like dentist who only has a hairbrush, and left without the tools to do their work

Video draws attention that PPE supply shortage is outrageous—and dire

By News

Get Us PPE video shows PPE supply shortage is still dire—and outrageous.  Despite COVID cases easing for a while, you may not know that the personal protective equipment (PPE) crisis never abated. While everyone can agree that it’s impossible to do work without the right tools: crayons can’t replace tattoo guns for tattoo artists and dentists surely can’t fix your teeth with a hairbrush. It may seem like an outrageously obvious message, but the devastating reality is that our frontline workers like physicians, nursing home staff, and teachers, are still going without the tools they need to keep them safe…

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Mask and Fall Leaves

Weekly Briefing: US Votes in New Administration and Experts Worry Thanksgiving is ‘Perfect Storm’ for COVID Super Spreader

By PPE Shortage Briefing

The Big Picture  Prior to the results of the Presidential election, public health experts in The Guardian expressed worry that there was no apparent strategy to address the COVID crisis, as the pandemic enters its deadliest phase with cases rising, winter forthcoming and hospitals reeling from increased spread and burnout.  Dr. Shikha Gupta, executive director of Get Us PPE told The Guardian that the organization was “preparing for the worst,” as “one of the biggest trends we’re seeing is people are really ready to pretend the [pandemic] is over.” Soon, Get Us PPE will publish a three-point plan to solve…

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COVID and my Civic Duty: A Poll Worker’s PPE Conundrum

By PPE Insights

You’ve seen it mentioned everywhere as a way to help this election: Become a poll worker. But even while wearing personal protective equipment like a mask, balancing the risk of possible COVID infection while working the polls — to fulfill one’s civic duty during this pivotal election is no easy feat. I learned there’s more to consider beyond poll worker PPE. The Pull of Political Activeness I’ve never felt so compelled to be as politically active as I have this year. Clearly, I’m not alone with 70.4 million voters already cast by Tuesday evening, more than half the total amount…

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