Millions of N95 masks were exported earlier this year, while American healthcare workers risk their lives every day by reusing PPE, exposing issues in the PPE Supply Chain.
The Biden Administration has pledged to reopen schools to in-person instruction within its first 100 days. However, reopening schools comes with its own set of complications as schools lack the adequate PPE to reopen safely.
PPE supply chains begin to ease as COVID-19 cases decline; however, virus variants and inequitable access to PPE and vaccines continue to threaten a full recovery.
Get Us PPE continues to push for the production of personal protective equipment, noting that PPE will be necessary throughout the vaccination process, especially as COVID-19 variants are detected in at least 12 states.
Get Us PPE joins the vaccine conversation by advocating for equitable vaccine distribution, adding that access needs to be open to all Americans for a successful vaccine campaign.
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 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.
Although supply chains have not been able to make many changes to their processes, data from Get Us PPE shows that the need is only growing.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strike our nation, infections, hospitalizations, and death tolls rise, leaving hospitals and smaller facilities, like nursing homes and schools, with shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE).