Emergency physician Dr. Megan Ranney says that despite what President Trump said, it’s impossible to sterilize the N95 masks as that coronavirus pandemic continues to grow.
Dr. Esther Choo talks with Rachel Maddow about doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who are struggling to obtain the proper protective gear.
Coronavirus: Dr. Ranney on how doctors are trying to get more medical equipment through Getusppe.org
Dr. Megan Ranney, an ER doctor at a hospital in Rhode Island, joins CNBC’s special coronavirus coverage. She discusses what her hospital is doing to conserve their resources in preparation for a surge of new coronavirus cases.
Lots of hospitals are in desperate need of personal protective equipment right now, which has sparked a “sew down the curve” movement. But can hospitals even use homemade masks? And if you can’t sew, are there other things you can do instead?
NBC: Crowd-sourcing efforts have led to the launch of a brand new #GETUSPPE website. Its goal is to coordinate donations of needed medical items including masks, gloves and gowns to hospitals and healthcare professionals.
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Public health experts say health care providers and essential workers remain at high risk of infection for the same reason they have since March: there’s a shortage of critical supplies, including personal protective equipment (PPE).
The coronavirus crisis has upended American life, and fresh ideas are needed for dealing with the problems it’s creating. Here is a collection of smart solutions. We will expand this list over the coming weeks.
But the number of ventilators is not the only bottleneck: hospitals around the country are worried that a surge in COVID-19 patients will catch them short of the staff needed to run the lifesaving machines.
This spring, as the United States faced a critical shortage of masks, gloves and other protective equipment to battle the coronavirus pandemic, a South Carolina physician reached out to the Federal Emergency Management Agency with an offer of help.
As states and hospitals say they lack the gear they need, these grassroots efforts have recruited tinkerers and small manufacturers to the cause.
USA TODAY spoke with 36 health care workers from coast to coast to capture a snapshot of what life is like for them amid a pandemic that’s raging in some cities and still creeping into others.
In a war against a highly contagious virus, battles are fought in our hospitals and health care personnel are our warriors. But wars are also about logistics.
Rounding up masks from garages and construction companies and test kits from research labs, a hardscrabble grassroots army has begun supplying doctors and nurses on the front lines of the war on COVID-19.
New Yorkers know hospitals are running out of supplies. And they want to help. We heard from readers who have spare N95 masks, latex and nitrile gloves, wipes, goggles and more…
Masks and respirators are designed to be worn only once, but some medical professionals are being asked to re-wear their gear.
Coronavirus: SF health care workers more concerned about medical supply shortage than COVID-19 itself
Emergency room doctors and nurses say they don’t fear the coronavirus, as much as they worry about the shortage of protective gear to keep them from catching the disease and spreading it to patients.
Crises generate tremendous human energy not available during normalcy. Sure, fear and anxiety, but also an authentic desire from millions— perhaps billions— of people to do something to overcome.