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Deepthi Sathya

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The Need for a PPE Clearinghouse

By Advocacy, PPE Insights

Over the course of the pandemic, the marketplace for vetted, medical-grade PPE has been very difficult to navigate, particularly for small and underserved communities with smaller procurement budgets. Counterfeit PPE and price gouging have been rife as demand surged past need, so much so that the Department of Justice announced the formation of a COVID-19 Fraud Task Force in May 2021.

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Giving Tuesday for Get Us PPE

Giving Tuesday for Get Us PPE

By News

What is Giving Tuesday? As Thanksgiving 2020 approaches, gratitude can be shown in multiple ways. One of the ways to give back this year is through Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that aims to help communities around the world. Started in 2012, the movement continues with one goal: dedicate one day to encourage people to do good. This year, Giving Tuesday is on December 1, soon after Thanksgiving. This year’s Thanksgiving is especially important as many workers are still struggling amidst the pandemic while the shortage of PPE continues. Started in 2012, Giving Tuesday has raised…

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Back-to-School PPE Needs to Keep Students and Teachers Safe

By PPE Insights, Schools

By Deepthi Sathya As the end of summer vacation draws near, many uncertainties remain for local leaders tasked to safely reopen schools, businesses, and other facilities. One thing we know for sure—school this fall will look very different than usual. Some schools are offering a blended in-person teaching schedule, where students can go to school in-person for a few days per week. However, this leaves many working parents concerned about child care options.  Teachers and administrators, on the other hand, are worried about the lack of funding in some schools, and how it will affect the availability of PPE to…

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How to Stay Safe this 4th of July

By PPE Insights

By Deepthi Sathya Fourth of July, one of the most memorable events of the year, is going to look very different this year. In the past four months, many states have closed schools and temporarily shuttered local businesses as a way to keep people safe. Children have been learning in a virtual environment. After months of social distancing, summer is a tempting time to start going out again and spend time on beaches. However, we must remember that we are still in the middle of a pandemic. Many counties in states including New York and Connecticut have cancelled their 4th…

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