The December Get Us PPE Shortage Index breaks down why the United States is still experiencing a critical PPE shortage with the rollout of the vaccine, the needs for PPE in community facilities, and the highest PPE requests by state.
The Index shows why the U.S. is still experiencing a PPE shortage, PPE needs in long-term care facilities, and requests by state.
Long-term care facilities reported that they had no supply left of at least one type of personal protective equipment (PPE), including nitrile gloves, surgical masks, and isolation gowns between August and November
The Big Picture The United States reported 99,321 new cases this Friday, officially breaking the global record for single-day cases reported. In total, our country has over nine million cases and 230,000 deaths. CNN reports the United States has seen its top five records in daily cases within the past eight days, and experts warn these are signs that death rates will increase. 31 states have seen record highs in case numbers during October, according to Johns Hopkins. All of this data points to a clear conclusion: the United States has still not overcome this virus. Nursing Homes Face Extreme…