Emergency physician Dr. Megan Ranney says that despite what President Trump said, it’s impossible to sterilize the N95 masks as that coronavirus pandemic continues to grow.
Dr. Esther Choo talks with Rachel Maddow about doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who are struggling to obtain the proper protective gear to administer care to the wave of new coronavirus patients, and the anticipation that continued federal poor planning will mean further shortages in the future.
Lots of hospitals are in desperate need of personal protective equipment right now, which has sparked a “sew down the curve” movement. But can hospitals even use homemade masks? And if you can’t sew, are there other things you can do instead?
NBC: Crowd-sourcing efforts have led to the launch of a brand new #GETUSPPE website. Its goal is to coordinate donations of needed medical items including masks, gloves and gowns to hospitals and healthcare professionals.
Coronavirus: Dr. Ranney on how doctors are trying to get more medical equipment through Getusppe.org
Dr. Megan Ranney, an ER doctor at a hospital in Rhode Island, joins CNBC’s special coronavirus coverage. She discusses what her hospital is doing to conserve their resources in preparation for a surge of new coronavirus cases.
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Rounding up masks from garages and construction companies and test kits from research labs, a hardscrabble grassroots army has begun supplying doctors and nurses on the front lines of the war on COVID-19.
New Yorkers know hospitals are running out of supplies. And they want to help. We heard from readers who have spare N95 masks, latex and nitrile gloves, wipes, goggles and more…
The coronavirus crisis has upended American life, and fresh ideas are needed for dealing with the problems it’s creating. Here is a collection of smart solutions. We will expand this list over the coming weeks.
Coronavirus: SF health care workers more concerned about medical supply shortage than COVID-19 itself
Emergency room doctors and nurses say they don’t fear the coronavirus, as much as they worry about the shortage of protective gear to keep them from catching the disease and spreading it to patients.
Masks and respirators are designed to be worn only once, but some medical professionals are being asked to re-wear their gear.
As states and hospitals say they lack the gear they need, these grassroots efforts have recruited tinkerers and small manufacturers to the cause.