The Demand for Higher Quality PPE Standards

Nurses are still struggling for access to adequate supplies for PPE. Not only are supplies shaky, but the quality of the protective equipment is also in question. Forbes also takes the conversation a step further by suggesting that the standards to protect healthcare workers by modernizing PPE standards. This article, written by Brent D. Lang, […]

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 […]

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 […]

WSJ: The Strain of COVID on Hospitals

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that around the United States, hospitalizations are continuing to rise, particularly in the North Central, Southern, and Midwestern areas of America. Hospital capacity is rapidly filling for hospitals as the number of COVID-19 patients continues to rise. While new cases are always followed by new hospitalizations, this scenario is […]

New Studies Claim Wearing Mask Could Save 100,000 Lives

CNN reported a study conducted by IHME COVID-19 Forecasting Team last week that wearing a mask has a direct correlation to saving lives. The study concludes that if 95% of the public were to wear a mask from September 22, 2020 through the end of February 2021 approximately 129,000 lives could be saved. (Reiner, R.C., Barber, […]

Congress Passes Bill to Support American Made PPE

The Pilot News reported that Indiana Representative, Jackie Walorski (R-Ind), developed a bipartisan bill that passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on September 23rd. The new legislation will boost the production of American made PPE by overhauling the Strategic National Stockpile to reduce, and eventually end, the dependence on China for medical supplies. Congresswoman […]

The N95 shortage America can’t seem to fix

In this article from the Washington Post, Jessica Contrera details America’s N95 shortage, alongside one nurse’s heartbreaking battle to protect herself at work. It is evident that her struggle is becoming commonplace in the healthcare industry. Sadly, it won’t end until America resolves its major supply chain issues surrounding PPE.

CDC Removes Guidelines Saying Coronavirus Can Spread From Tiny Air Particles

“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control pulled new guidelines acknowledging the new coronavirus could be transmitted by tiny particles that linger in the air, saying a draft version of proposed changes was posted in error on the agency’s website. For months, the CDC said the new coronavirus is primarily transmitted between people in close contact […]

Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air

“The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread ‘through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,’ which are produced even when a person breathes. ‘Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among the most contagious and easily spread,’ the site now says. Previously, […]