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PPE Weekly Briefing: Does the US have enough personal protective equipment? The answer is still no.

By Advocacy, PPE Shortage Briefing

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…

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Black Lives Matter protesters wearing protective masks, PPE for Black Lives Fund

Honoring Breonna Taylor

By Advocacy

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. 

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Black Lives Matter protesters wearing protective masks, PPE for Black Lives Fund

Racism is a Public Health Crisis: Black and Latino Americans Hit Hardest by COVID-19

By Advocacy

By Sarah Lee  Deep-rooted racial inequities and the structural impacts of white supremacy have led to widespread health disparities between racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Especially during public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic, institutional racism leaves minority populations more susceptible to viruses and the diseases they cause.  Although early studies identified the elderly and the immunocompromised at greatest risk from COVID-19, researchers are now redirecting their focus to population-level risk factors. Race has been found to be as influential—if not more—as age in determining the likelihood of developing a severe form of illness and leading to…

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