WSJ: US Fails to Hit PPE Supply Targets

In May, President Trump set a stockpile goal of 300 million N95 respirators for healthcare workers. In November, the stockpile was less than half of that goal at 142 million. Even more concerning is the Department of Health and Human Services lack of planning for distributing protective medical equipment around the country. The White House will continue to use Defense Protection Act (DPA) funds to boost production and distribution of PPE, but it may not be enough to adequately supply the country’s health systems. Click HERE or on the URL below to read the full story from the Wall Street Journal.

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-supplies-of-covid-19-ppe-fall-short-of-targets-11607509800 Read more

Nursing Homes Are Once Again Hit Hard by PPE Shortages

Greenville Business Magazine is reporting astonishing data on Coronavirus outbreaks in South Carolina nursing home communities. By the second week of November, there were 3,882 cases and 1,500 deaths among South Carolina nursing home residents.  This crisis is not secluded to just South Carolina either. Nationally, 91,000 nursing home patients have died since November. (Kaiser Family Foundation) Read the full story from Greenville Business Magazine by clicking the link below.

 

http://www.greenvillebusinessmag.com/2020/12/02/337607/south-carolina-nursing-homes-grapple-with-rising-covid-19-cases