Researchers Identify N95 Respirator Decontamination Method Using a Microwave

A new study just released that details how N95 respirators can be decontaminated using steam generated from a microwave. If this study holds up to scrutiny, it will be a game-changer in the fight against COVID-19 and the PPE shortage.

Masks Could Help Stop Coronavirus. So Why Are They Still So Controversial?

Confusing government advice at the start of the pandemic and cultural misgivings may have limited acceptance of face masks. Great read from the Wall Street Journal.

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/masks-could-help-stop-coronavirus-so-why-are-they-still-controversial-11593336601

Louisville Business First Profiles Universal Medical Supply!

A big thanks to Louisville Business First for profiling Universal Medical Supply! Read the article at the URL down below:

https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2020/06/25/15-million-project-coming-to-smoketown.html

 

Medical PPE is Still Scarce After Months of COVID-19

Another excellent article from Philadelphia showing how the PPE shortage is a nationwide crisis.

 

https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/mask-ppe-shortage-philadelphia-health-covid-coronavirus-20200623.html

The Three Most Populous States are Breaking Coronavirus Records

The three most populous states, California, Texas and Florida, have all set record highs in new cases. This is very ominous for healthcare workers as the PPE shortage continues on.

 

 

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/25/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/index.html

The US Medical Supply Chain Isn’t Ready for a Second Wave

Very interesting article discussing why the US Healthcare system is not ready for a second wave and how to fix parts of the US Medical Supply Chain.

 

https://www.barrons.com/articles/the-u-s-medical-supply-chain-isnt-ready-for-a-second-wave-51592953230

Senators Ask FEMA to Confirm it’s Sending PPE to Nursing Homes

Leading Democratic senators have sent a letter to FEMA asking them to show proof they are sending vital PPE to nursing homes, which are the epicenters of the COVID-19 outbreak in multiple states.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/23/health/ppe-nursing-homes-fema-gaynor-democrats/index.html

As States Reopen, Workers, Executives Want Government to Make Masks Mandatory

Companies around the country are asking the Government to make the wearing of masks mandatory, similar to what California has done. The reasoning behind businesses wanting this mandate is very interesting.

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-states-reopen-workers-executives-want-government-to-make-masks-mandatory-11592867457

This Kind of N95 Mask Can Actually Spread the Coronavirus

Learn the very important differences between surgical and industrial N95 respirators. The main difference being that industrial N95 respirators do not filter out as many airborne particles.

 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-16/coronavirus-mask-droplet-spread-n95-vent

There’s Still a PPE Shortage – and a Second Wave Could Send Medical Workers into Crisis Mode

Great article from the Boston Globe that details how critical the PPE shortage still remains. There is no doubt that this shortage is affecting thousands of hospitals nationwide, so everyone needs to remain safe.

 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/06/21/nation/dangerous-shortages-protective-gear-persist-mass-hospitals-clinicians-say/