As a result of the covid-19 pandemic, the federal government has been wildly scrambling to purchase personal protective equipment for medical professionals and other essential workers. At the top of the list are N95 masks, which is presumably the decision that led the Trump administration to award a $55 million contract to Panthera Worldwide LLC for N95 masks.
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A report from the Caribbean National Weekly. Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton yesterday disclosed that COVID-19 test kits and personal protective equipment ordered by the government were blocked by the United States. Dr. Tufton revealed the development at April 15’s cabinet meeting while assuring the public that Jamaica is, not in any […]
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Nurses in Santa Monica, California, refused to care for Covid-19 patients after they say hospital didn’t provide essential protective gear
Source: Ten nurses suspended for refusing to work without N95 masks | World news | The Guardian
A money grubbing prick
Medical pundit and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz has gotten himself in another mess after comments he made about re-opening schools amidst the covid-19 pandemic went viral earlier today. In conversation with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, Dr. Oz referred to schools as “a very appetizing opportunity” for the United…
The German chancellor has expressed her full support for the UN health agency, saying a “strong international response” is the only way to end the pandemic. US President Trump has accused the WHO of failing its mandate.
Leaders voice strong support for UN agency after US suspension of its funding
Source: G7 backing for WHO leaves Trump isolated at virtual summit | World news | The Guardian
The US has threatened to freeze funding for the UN’s leading health body. It will create a power vacuum and those living in poorer countries will suffer the most, experts say.
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