N95 mask shortage still a problem

July 7, 2020

Public health experts are saying healthcare providers and essential workers are at high risk of infection for the same reason they have since March: there’s a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), according to an article on the Vox website.

More than  20 states saw an increase in their daily average of coronavirus cases in mid-June.

An ongoing problem with PPE is that supplies aren’t being distributed equally around the country. Better-resourced hospitals have more supplies while other facilities struggle to find enough.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid say that one in five Florida nursing homes do not have a one-week supply of gowns or the N95 masks needed.

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