The United Arab Emirates and Get Us PPE successfully delivered over 275,000 pieces of PPE to over 100 facilities across the United States. It was a donation that took months of coordination at the highest levels. However, at the core of this donation was a simple gesture of goodwill, a team of dedicated volunteers, and a resilient spirit.
While it is recommended for unvaccinated individuals to wear masks to protect one’s mouth, nose, and throat from getting infected with the coronavirus, health care professionals who work in medium to high exposure settings are also recommended to wear eye protection, such as face shields and safety goggles to limit eye exposure to air-borne respiratory droplets.
Dr. Shuhan He is an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and co-founder of Get US PPE, a nonprofit that gets personal protective equipment (PPE) to those who need it most.
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!
As an emergency physician faced with the rapidly-spreading coronavirus and dwindling supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), Dr. Megan Ranney who is co-founder of Get Us PPE and Medical Analyst for CNN, rapidly built a grassroots, volunteer-led movement that has delivered millions of PPE units to those who need it most.
By: Varsha Venkatakrishna and Lauren Kerr GetUsPPE, alongside a coalition of labor and organizing partners, is hosting a HEROES ACT: Week of Action to urge the Senate to pass the HEROES Act (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act). The bill is comprehensive, covering medical supply chains, employees and families, and vulnerable groups. It aims to mitigate the economic and public health effects of future stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Passing the HEROES Act will be critical in mitigating the effects of future outbreaks, particularly as states begin reopening. In its current format, the act will: Scale the national…