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America Needs to Mobilize its Medical Production

By / 4.1.2020

In order to save lives and mitigate the impacts of the economic shutdown, there is an acute need for national direction to orchestrate and coordinate medical supply production — and it needs to happen quickly.

When the U.S.N.S. Comfort sailed past the Statue of Liberty most Americans felt something — whether it be pride or hope — there is no denying that people felt emotional to a large scale, coordinated response to help a city ravaged by COVID-19.

As this pandemic worsens, state and hospital leaders have been asking for help: they are in desperate need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers and ventilators to treat sick patients. If the United States is going to protect the health care workforce and return to normal activity, there needs to be huge increases in PPE production and distribution.

In order to save lives and mitigate the impacts of the economic shutdown, there is an acute need for national direction to orchestrate and coordinate medical supply production — and it needs to happen quickly.

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