As Canada Reopens, the Search for PPE Consumes Company Resources

Looks like Canada is running into the same sorts of problems the United States has when it comes to PPE shortages. While bigger companies are able to work to find PPE through their own global networks, smaller companies are paying incredibly high prices for even the smallest amount of PPE.   https://www.agriculture.com/markets/newswire/as-canada-reopens-the-search-for-ppe-consumes-company-resources

What We Know About Face Shields and Coronavirus

A great article from the Wall Street Journal covering all you need to know about face shield’s rise in popularity. Spoiler: you’ll be seeing them around for while longer.   https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-we-know-about-face-shields-and-coronavirus-11592321931      

COVID 19 Update: Midwest Region

Check out this update from WBEZ on the Coronavirus’s most recent impact on the Midwest Region of the United States. It is our mission to readily supply businesses in this region the proper protective equipment to mitigate the risks of conducting business in this new reality we face every day. Thank you, WBEZ, for keeping […]

House Briefing: COVID-19 in Nursing Homes ‘Blasted the Doors Open of a System that Was Already Failing’

Legislators on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis listened to scathing testimony from witnesses and then took turns assigning blame for the Federal Government’s failure to protect nursing homes from COVID-19. One thing is very clear: nursing home residents and workers must be protected to the fullest extent.   House Briefing: COVID-19 in Nursing […]

Nursing Homes Run Short Of COVID-19 Protective Gear As Federal Response Falters

NPR reports that around 20% of US nursing homes have a PPE shortage. We must make sure the most at-risk portion of the population remains safe.   https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/06/11/875335588/nursing-homes-run-short-of-covid-19-protective-gear-as-federal-response-falters

No Sign of Relief for Healthcare Workers Still Struggling with PPE Shortage

GlobalData Healthcare shares some ominous forecasts for the PPE industry. Universal Medical Supply is committed to supplying PPE to as many as healthcare organizations as possible.   No sign of relief for healthcare workers still struggling with PPE shortage  

Mapping the PPE Supply Chain

Wonderful article detailing the Federal Government’s procurement of PPE under the direction of the Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force. The Task Force expects domestic output of PPE to exceed the need of hospitals by August.   https://fcw.com/articles/2020/06/09/mazmanian-ppe-hsgac-procurement.asp

‘Everybody and His Dog are Trying to Sell Medical Equipment’

A longer read, but worth the time. This Wired article from mid-April details how the PPE market turned into the Wild West during the chaotic beginning of the pandemic in the United States. While some of what Wired covers has lessened, specifically price-gouging, this piece serves as a good reminder of what not to do […]