These are protective masks, respirators, medical gloves, and lab coats
US President Donald Trump said that due to the spread of coronavirus, US authorities have almost completely exhausted the stocks of personal protective equipment that were stored in the National Strategic Reserve.
вЂњThis is so because we send them (remedies) Directly to hospitals. We donвЂ™t want them to go to the reserve, because then we will have to take them for ourselves after they are delivered, and then send them to various states and hospitals, вЂњthe American leader explained.
Earlier, Reuters reported that in connection with the reduction in stocks, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to find the necessary medical supplies available for purchase abroad. Mostly considered suppliers in China and Malaysia. These are protective masks, respirators, medical gloves, and lab coats.
The US National Strategic Reserve has collected the country's largest stockpile of medicines and medical supplies, and they are used in emergency situations, as a result of which state authorities are faced with a shortage of certain medical supplies. According to Reuters, as of March 18, 26 million medical masks and 12 million respirators of type N95 were sent from the National Strategic Reserve to healthcare workers across the country.
According to Johns Hopkins University, which makes calculations based on data from federal and local authorities, 213,372 cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the United States. More than 4.7 thousand people died вЂ” in the United States, more people died of coronavirus than in the September 11 attacks.