Two governors announced their states would be lifting their respective mask mandates. Meanwhile, in the United States, healthcare workers continue to ration personal protective equipment (PPE), revealing an ongoing healthcare crisis caused by issues in the supply chain.
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.
In response to the Biden administration’s “national vaccine program,” Get Us PPE co-founders and executive directors, Ram Bala, Shuhan He, and Megan L. Ranney, detailed three key strategies to improve the efficacy of the vaccine distribution.
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.
With any major public health innovations like vaccines, there are bound to be lots of questions. Get up-to-date on what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines and why you still need to wear a mask after vaccination.
Vigilance is still of utmost importance to maintain safety during COVID. If you are spending time with friends outside of your pod, mask up!
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).