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Health Care Workers Still Face Daunting Shortages of Masks and Other P.P.E.

As Americans celebrate the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine, many of the doctors and nurses first in line for inoculation say a victory lap is premature. They fear that the optimism stirred by the vaccine will overshadow a crisis that has drawn scant public attention in recent months: the alarming shortage of personal protective equipment, or P.P.E.,

How world’s largest glove maker meets coronavirus demand

In late January this year when medical glove importers in China heard whispers of a virus outbreak that could potentially have widespread consequences, they reached out to Top Glove, the world’s largest rubber glove maker. At that time, phone calls to the Malaysia-based company were merely enquiries on delivery time and pricing. The calls didn’t

U.S. Supplies of Covid-19 PPE Fall Short of Targets

The federal government has fallen well short of its goal to shore up an emergency stockpile of respirator masks and some other personal protective equipment for health workers amid the current surge in Covid-19 cases. The Trump administration said in May it was aiming to increase its emergency supply of N95 respirator masks to 300 million

Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Begins Arriving at Strained Hospitals Across the U.S.

The arrival of the Moderna vaccine brings hope to rural areas. More nations close their doors to Britain as alarm grows over virus variant. Governors impose new restrictions on travelers from Britain as holiday travel ratchets up. Congress passes long-sought stimulus package. As the world tries to contain a new strain of the virus, questions

Global nurses group pushes WHO for stronger stance on COVID-19 protections

Silver Spring, MD — Global Nurses United is demanding stronger COVID-19 guidance from the World Health Organization, including a call for more personal protective equipment for health care workers and acknowledgement from WHO on how the virus is spread. “Nurses and other health care workers in many countries still don’t have the personal protective equipment