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.
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.
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.
The Big Picture Prior to the results of the Presidential election, public health experts in The Guardian expressed worry that there was no apparent strategy to address the COVID crisis, as the pandemic enters its deadliest phase with cases rising, winter forthcoming and hospitals reeling from increased spread and burnout. Dr. Shikha Gupta, executive director of Get Us PPE told The Guardian that the organization was “preparing for the worst,” as “one of the biggest trends we’re seeing is people are really ready to pretend the [pandemic] is over.” Soon, Get Us PPE will publish a three-point plan to solve…