Category

PPE Shortage Briefing

PPE Shortage Briefings feature the latest news from Get Us PPE on the fight to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare and frontline workers. PPE includes lifesaving equipment like N95 face masks, nitrile gloves, gowns, and face shields.

PPE Weekly Briefing: Health workers at increased risk, disparity widens across racial lines

By PPE Shortage Briefing

By Unnati Gupta, Blog writer at GetUsPPE  The Big Picture  An update on the numbers: the United States now has more than 4.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 160,000 total deaths. Numbers have continued to rise over the past week as the country struggled over mask mandates, PPE shortages, school reopenings, and more.  Healthcare Workers at Risk  With constant reports of PPE shortages in healthcare facilities, the notion that masks and gowns make healthcare workers immune to the virus has become widespread. While previous studies showed that healthcare workers are 10-20% more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than the…

Read More

PPE Weekly Briefing: Mask Mandates, Supply Shortages, and Hopes for a Vaccine

By PPE Shortage Briefing

By Unnati Gupta, a blog writer at GetUsPPE.org. The Big Picture  An update on the numbers: the United States now has over 4.33 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 149,000 total deaths. The troubling data has pushed 30 states to mandate masks. Recently, governors in Minnesota, Ohio, and Indiana enacted mask-mandates in hopes of allowing businesses and schools to reopen. While some states are just beginning to mandate masks, California, the first state to order a lockdown, is facing severe consequences from reopening. Recently, California passed New York in total confirmed cases, reaching 417,000 coronavirus cases. A variety of factors have…

Read More
PPE Deliveries

Get Us PPE Weekly Briefing

By PPE Shortage Briefing

By Amanda Peery-Wolf GetUsPPE Article in The Lancet On Friday, May 15th, GetUsPPE put out a press release announcing a Correspondence article in The Lancet authored by several of our team members. The article analyzes data from GetUsPPE’s Demand Data Hub, showing that the PPE shortage remains widespread. It looks at the breakdown of registered needs across, for example, income quadrants, regions of the country, and urban, suburban, and rural areas. This study establishes GetUsPPE as the leading source of PPE demand data in the US.  The Fairness Framework We have launched “Fairness Framework” for the equitable distribution of PPE….

Read More
Plane delivery with 2 volunteers

Get Us PPE’s Big Delivery with Boston Scientific and Amazon, and PPE for Native American Nations

By Communities in Need of PPE, PPE Shortage Briefing

By Amanda Peery-Wolf Breaking News at GetUsPPE We all need good news right about now. So at GetUsPPE, we were heartened by a major accomplishment this week, which we achieved thanks to some of the experienced doctors and scrappy volunteers on our team, along with two industry-leading businesses. In a joint effort with Boston Scientific and Amazon, GetUsPPE delivered one million face shields to hospitals and health centers in more than 40 US states and territories. Read all about it in our Press Release.  This story begins with the healthcare workers who registered their need for PPE on our site,…

Read More
Masked people with boxes of PPE received after submitting a PPE request from Get Us PPE

PPE Weekly Briefing: States Reopen and Get Us PPE Ramps Up Regional Deliveries

By PPE Shortage Briefing

How will reopening states affect healthcare workers? Summer weather is arriving early in some parts of the country, but beach umbrellas are not a cheerful sight for California governor Gavin Newsom. Frustrated by crowded shorelines, he reminded his constituents that the state is weeks, not months away from loosening stay-at-home restrictions–if Californians can observe social distancing until then.  Other state governments are moving in the opposite direction, allowing shops, movie theaters, and even, in Georgia’s case, salons and bowling alleys to reopen their doors. The majority of Americans would rather extend stay-at-home orders, though, and healthcare providers agree with them….

Read More
Nations capitol covered with GetUsPPE signs

PPE Weekly Briefing: Get Us PPE and Project N95 Combine Forces

By News, Partners, PPE Shortage Briefing, Press Releases

GETUSPPE.ORG & PROJECT N95 COMBINE FORCES TO CREATE THE LARGEST DEMAND SIDE DATABASE FOR PPE NATIONWIDE GetUsPPE and Project N95, two relief organizations addressing the critical shortage of PPE supply, today announced a national partnership to more efficiently source, match, and deliver PPE to healthcare providers. With this partnership, Project N95 and GetUsPPE combine their extensive PPE demand databases into the Demand Data Hub, designed to be the single destination for healthcare workers to report their PPE needs, and the nation’s authoritative source for PPE demand data. The Demand Data Hub now includes PPE requests from over 7,000 healthcare facilities….

Read More