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The emergence of vaccines has not changed the current situation of shortage of epidemic prevention supplies in the United States.
Starting this month, the good news of the vaccine began to sweep across the United States from New York. However, for much front-line medical staff, it is too early to be optimistic.
They fear the good news by the vaccine will overshadow a crisis that has not received much public attention in recent months. We have been facing a severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), the quantitative use of disposable gloves, gowns, and N95 masks increasing the risk of infection.
“Our days are filled with fear and doubt,” Mr. Rubesch said. “It’s like driving a car without seat belts.”
Many of the shortages are the result of soaring global demand, but supply chain experts and healthcare providers say the Trump administration has been largely non-interference in the production and distribution of protective equipment over the past nine months, which has exacerbated the problem.