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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

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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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Giving Tuesday for Get Us PPE

Giving Tuesday for Get Us PPE

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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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PPE National Stockpile

Weekly Briefing: Four Consecutive Days of Record-Breaking US Daily COVID Cases

By PPE Shortage Briefing

The Big Picture  An update on the number of cases and deaths from coronavirus: The United States, with the most daily cases in the world, is just short of 10.85 million cases as of Sunday night and more than 244,000 people have died from the disease. North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa are seeing the highest case rates. With another 184,000 confirmed cases being added to the Johns Hopkins database, Friday, November 13 marked the fourth consecutive day the United States set a record for daily cases. Many experts warn this surge could be more fatal than the one we…

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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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PPE Weekly Briefing: Voting with PPE and US Nursing Homes Face Extreme PPE Shortages

By Nursing Homes, PPE Shortage Briefing

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…

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Wear A Mask

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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