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.
Get Us PPE’s February PPE Shortage Index Shows that community facilities and nonprofits continue to lack medically necessary PPE to protect staff; N95 masks are still not reaching under-resourced facilities.
Get Us PPE’s Executive Director, Shikha Gupta, M.D. was named in the 2021 TIME list of 100 individuals who are shaping the future of their fields and defining the next generation of leadership.
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.
Get Us PPE joins the vaccine conversation by advocating for equitable vaccine distribution, adding that access needs to be open to all Americans for a successful vaccine campaign.
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.
Across the United States, American Indian and Alaska Native people have seen more than three times as many cases compared to the total population.