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.
Get Us PPE data used in President Biden’s COVID plan shows urgent PPE needs, and is yet another indicator that the PPE crisis is not over.
Read more about Get Us PPE’s algorithm to equitably prioritize PPE distribution and co-founder Dr. Ranney’s ideas for more equitable COVID vaccine delivery.
The Big Picture Experts are warning we are officially in the third surge of the coronavirus pandemic. An update on the numbers: the United States recorded over 8.5 million coronavirus cases and 224,000 deaths. North Dakota, South Dakota, and Louisiana have the highest case rates (cases per 100,000), but cases are no longer rising solely in the South. States around the country are reporting record surges of cases, and some hospitals are already being overwhelmed. Case Surge and Mask Mandate CNN reports the country’s seven-day average of new daily cases has increased 84% since September. Public health officials warn that…
After listening to the data, Get Us PPE refocused our role in the crisis by prioritizing delivery of PPE to under-resourced and vulnerable communities.
Get Us PPE honors and remembers Breonna Taylor. Please consider donating directly to Breonna Taylor’s family, the Black Lives Matter movement, or Get Us PPE’s PPE for Black Lives fund, which provides free personal protective equipment to protesters and organizers of Black Lives Matter protests. Any remaining funds will be donated to healthcare and essential workers in Black communities. If you are organizing a protest or demonstration in support of Black Lives, please use this confidential form to request PPE. Today and always, Black Lives Matter.