A helpful guide from the American Medical Association about what to do and what not to do when it comes to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.
There are millions of N95 respirators in the United States’ Strategic National Stockpile and more respirators are being ordered, but many experts within the nursing industry are urging the government to give out the respirators now.
The bipartisan bill known as the American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act was introduced to Congress yesterday by Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) and Congressman Bill Pascrall Jr. (D-NJ-9). This bill will help America reduce its reliance on foreign-made PPE, particularly PPE from China.
Read the full text of the bill here:
The New York Times published an excellent rundown and profile of the entire country and its progress in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic as well as what potentially lies ahead for Americans.
In a perfect world, the supply of 3-ply masks across the United States for everyone to wear a 3-ply surgical mask. However, since there are not enough surgical masks for everyone, this article details how to maximize the effectiveness of your cloth mask.
Governor Beshear announced today that starting at 5 pm tomorrow, all bars would be closed down and restaurants would revert back to 25% capacity indoors for the next two weeks. Read the rest of the mandate here:
A great rundown from CNN discussing all anyone would want to know about face masks.
As scientists and others have been saying for months, wearing face masks represents the best way to slow the growth of COVID-19. While many scientists at first assumed that face masks would keep others safe, new evidence has emerged that while keeping those around you safe, face masks also give the wearer protection as well.
This CNN article is a critical examination of the Coronavirus Task Force’s use (or lack thereof in some cases) of the Defense Production Act, which may have exacerbated shortages of PPE.
When the pandemic first began, many thought that the hot summer months would keep the virus from being able to effectively spread. However, this hypothesis was inaccurate and the United States is facing a second surge that has surpassed the first. Why is this?