Medical Equipment Shortages Create Critical Risk on COVID-19 Front Line

Suppliers exist, but face challenges connecting with Hospitals in dire need of their products

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. - March 26, 2020 - PRLog -- Healthcare workers depend on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect themselves against infections especially during a pandemic such as the COVID-19 outbreak, but don't think that the U.S. National Stockpile will fulfill the current needs. The WHO modeling estimates that 89 million medical masks, 1.6 million goggles and 76 million gloves will be required for the COVID-19 response on a monthly basis.  "The Department of Health and Human Services said last week that the (national) stockpile has 12 million N95 respirators and 30 million surgical masks - a scant 1 percent of the estimated 3.5 billion masks the nation would need in a severe pandemic. Another 5 million masks in the stockpile are expired."

The CDC initially advised healthcare workers to use the higher-grade protective mask known as the N95 respirator, but recently changed that notice to say that "in the absence of those respirators, regular surgical masks with eye protection is an acceptable alternative."

A nurse from a Boston hospital said that the CDC's change of position isn't based on science but rather based on a lack of the N95 mask and she feels like, "We're standing in front of a firing squad holding up cardboard boxes."  In China, the doctor that originally raised the alarm about COVID-19, Dr. Li Wenliang, died after contracting the virus along with more than 3,300 healthcare workers. In Italy over 4,800 health care workers have been infected.

It's difficult to foresee what's in store for the U.S. as it barrels towards its own crisis in care and the only way we can hope to prevent a similar problem is to provide front line workers with the N95 masks and other PPE's they need. WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebrreyesus said, "Without secure supply chains the risk to healthcare workers around the world is real. Industries and governments must act quickly to boost supply, ease export restrictions and put measures in place to stop speculation and hoarding. We can't stop COVID-19 without protecting healthcare workers first."

Meanwhile, supplies DO exist in the US and Internationally and FEMA will reimburse states for any PPE's bought during this national emergency. FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor said:  "What I'll say is if you can find it on the open market, go buy it, any governor that needs it, and you find it, go buy it. FEMA will reimburse you under this emergency."  However, buyers are still overwhelmed and having trouble locating suppliers that are trustworthy with access to inventory. There's still hope, as there are multiple suppliers worldwide that still can deliver N95 face masks and other PPE's. One such supplier, Icann Health, has N95 respirators, medical face masks, hand sanitizer, eye protection, gloves and more available.  Richard Diamond, Icann's CEO commented, "I've never seen this kind of panic but as COVID-19 expands, our company is prepared and ready to help fight the front line battle."

About:

hello@icannventures.com or www.icannbiz.com to submit a request to fulfill your PPE needs.

Icann Health is a leading US company distributing medical supplies. With our experienced team of professionals, we have a large supply of needed protective equipment that can be delivered quickly.

Contact
Emily Andros
***@cbdtrainingacademy.com


Photos: (Click photo to enlarge)



Click to Contact
More News From Money - Morning Dispatcher

Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who modernized Oman, dies at 79

Apr 2, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Mideast's longest-ruling monarch who seized power in a 1970 palace coup and pulled his Arabian sultanate into modernity while carefully balancing diplomatic ties between adversaries Iran and the U.S., has died. He was 79. The British-educated, reclusive sultan reformed a nation that was home to only three schools and harsh laws banning electricity, radios, eyeglasses and even umbrellas when he took the throne. Under his reign, Oman became known as a welcoming tourist destination and a key Mideast interlocutor, helping the U.S. free captives in Iran and Yemen and...

On streets of Tehran, relief for now at no wider conflict

Apr 2, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian newspapers proclaimed the country's attack on U.S. forces in Iraq to be "a dark night for Americans," and Washington's "first admission of failure in history." On the bustling streets of Tehran, however, there was relief Thursday that neither side appeared primed for war. “War is not something like the ‘Call of Duty’ game," said Dara Shojaei, a 23-year-old architecture student. “It's not a game you can play to win. There's no winner.” But with the relief came some mixed feelings about how far Iran should go to avenge the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleiman,...

Soleimani, a general who became Iran icon by targeting US

Apr 2, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran — For Iranians whose icons since the Islamic Revolution have been stern-faced clergy, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani widely represented a figure of national resilience in the face of four decades of U.S. pressure. For the U.S. and Israel, he was a shadowy figure in command of Iran's proxy forces, responsible for fighters in Syria backing President Bashar Assad and for the deaths of American troops in Iraq. Solemani survived the horror of Iran’s long war in the 1980s with Iraq to take control of the Revolutionary Guard’s elite Quds Force, responsible for the Islamic Republic’s foreign campaigns. Relatively...

Yemeni town thrives on extortion and torture of migrants

Apr 2, 2020

RAS AL-ARA, Yemen — Zahra struggled in the blue waters of the Gulf of Aden, grasping for the hands of fellow migrants. Hundreds of men, women and teenagers clambered out of a boat and through the surf emerging, exhausted, on the shores of Yemen. The 20-year-old Ethiopian saw men armed with automatic rifles waiting for them on the beach and she clenched in terror. She had heard migrants' stories of brutal traffickers, lurking like monsters in a nightmare. They are known by the Arabic nickname Abdul-Qawi — which means Worshipper of the Strong. "What will they do to us?" Zahra...

Saudi energy minister: Saudi Aramco's public offering 'soon'

Apr 2, 2020

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A planned stock offering of a small part of state-run oil giant Saudi Aramco "will come soon" and only at the direction of Saudi Arabia's crown prince, the kingdom's energy minister said Wednesday, further underlining the power of the 34-year-old royal. The minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, did not address reports that Aramco shares will begin to be traded on Riyadh's Tadawul stock market in December, but like Aramco itself, he did not dispute the initial public offering dates reported the day before by a Saudi-owned satellite news channel. However, there have been repeated delays to...

About Us

Get all the up-to-date breaking news about politics, business, entertainment, sports, lifestyles, weather, traffic, and local news in a seamless digital environment only in Morning Dispatcher.

Contact us: sales[at]morningdispatcher.com

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress