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Since last spring, the shortage and rationing of PPE have not disappeared. Health care providers are repeatedly sounding the alarm as PPE is continually rationed at increasingly unsafe rates.
Vigilance is still of utmost importance to maintain safety during COVID. If you are spending time with friends outside of your pod, mask up!
Across the United States, American Indian and Alaska Native people have seen more than three times as many cases compared to the total population.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of schools across the country closed their doors earlier this spring, inadvertently leaving millions of children behind.
Just weeks before the PPE crisis swept American hospitals, Claudia faced one of the hard decisions we can all relate to—should I travel and attend that important event—or act with utmost caution?
Two frontline healthcare workers discuss the PPE shortage crisis and how it’s affecting their ability to provide adequate care.
By Varsha Venkatakrishna, a medical student in NYC and the Advocacy Communications Lead at GetUsPPE.org. As U.S. healthcare workers braced for the impact of COVID-19, the nation’s medical students took it upon themselves to find ways to support the relief response. As their classes and rotations moved online, medical students found themselves amidst a global health crisis with free time, clinical skills, and hunger to support their colleagues on the front lines. Unfortunately, most medical students were largely restricted from patient contact amid fears of exacerbating the existing PPE shortage. This wouldn’t stop student efforts, however. Despite the abrupt break…
By Grace Jin, a blog contributor at GetUsPPE.org. As a public health initiative founded on principles of safety, GetUsPPE stands in solidarity with the thousands of people marching for Black lives across the United States. To help protect the protesters taking to the streets during the COVID-19 pandemic, our network of affiliates have mobilized to distribute over 46,900 masks and other PPE to community-led organizations and Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrators, as well as medical-grade supplies to street medics assisting injured protesters. We asked some of our coalition members about their efforts to distribute PPE, why direct action is important,…
Get Us PPE’s Dr. Megan Ranney Testifies at Congressional Briefing to Protect Frontline and Essential Workers
By Alison Mosier-Mills, a blog contributor at GetUsPPE.org. On Thursday, May 21, GetUsPPE’s Dr. Megan Ranney testified before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus. She discussed the impact of the crisis on medical staff and first responders, highlighting the urgent need for protective gear and proposing a path toward a sustainable and equitable supply chain. These priorities will be essential to providing high-quality care to Covid-19 patients while also ensuring the well-being of the frontline workers who treat them. Across the country, hospitals have been overwhelmed by the volume of patients requiring intensive treatment for Covid-19—and many frontline healthcare workers…