Stories tagged: "medical supplies"


President Donald Trump speaks after a tour of Owens & Minor Inc., a medical supply company, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Top Scientists Issue Urgent Warning About Need to Replenish National Stockpile to Fight Coronavirus

If the national stockpile is not replenished by September, the scientists warned that the U.S. stands to repeat the “extraordinary shortage of supplies” experienced in March and April.

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Trump Ignored Warnings from Health Experts. Now Nurses and Doctors Are at Risk.

The Trump administration’s failure to stock up on masks and other PPE before the pandemic has left front-line medical workers at risk.

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7 States Partner to Get Medical Supplies After Trump Told Them They’re On Their Own

“We can work together to provide the things that we need to allow our healthcare system to have the capacity it needs to fight this fight,” Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said.

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U.S. Needs to Conduct 20 Million Coronavirus Tests a Day Before Reopening, Harvard Researchers Say

The new report comes just a day before health officials confirmed that two people died with the coronavirus weeks before the first reported death, thus underscoring the need for widespread testing.

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Trump Told States to Get Their Own Medical Supplies. Then the Feds Started Seizing Them.

An account published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals the lengths American hospital systems and states have had to go to in order to try and prevent the Trump administration from commandeering life-saving medical supplies.

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This Costume Designer Can Make a Cloth Face Mask in Under 10 Minutes

“I thought this would be a good way to help contribute to the cause, so to speak, so I started sewing some masks.”

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Experts Predicted a Coronavirus Pandemic as Far Back as 2017. Trump Ignored Them.

The Trump administration ignored warning signs, failed to adequately prepare for PPE shortages, botched the rollout of tests, and repeatedly downplayed the severity of the coronavirus.