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.
PPE supply chains begin to ease as COVID-19 cases decline; however, virus variants and inequitable access to PPE and vaccines continue to threaten a full recovery.
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.
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.
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).
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