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.See the latest posts on our homepage