Houston Hospitals Prepare For Face Mask Shortage As COVID-19 Spreads Across Region

It’s mostly smaller health care facilities that are short on PPE, Houston nurse says.

By Florian MartinApril 8, 2020 10:00 am, , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

As Houston deals with an ever-growing number of coronavirus cases, health care professionals are dealing with limited resources, including a lack of masks and other protective equipment they need.

The Harris County region, which has thelargest number of cases in the state, is hit especially hard, as medical professionals focus on trying to stock up on dwindling supplies.

And it’s mostly smaller health care facilities that face a shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, according to Michelle Solomon, an oncology nurse and member of the advocacy group Texas Nurses Association.


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