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    Health Care Workers Facing Shortage Of Lifesaving PPE | NBC Nightly News

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    FROM A LACK OF PPE AS JOE FRIAR REPORTS, THERE IS STILL NOT JOE FRIAR REPORTS, THERE IS STILL NOT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND THERE IS STILL NOT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND MONTHS INTO THIS ENOUGH TO GO AROUND MONTHS INTO THIS PANDEMIC MONTHS INTO THIS PANDEMIC

    >> Reporter: NURSES PANDEMIC >> Reporter: NURSES HITTING THE STREETS >> Reporter: NURSES HITTING THE STREETS NEAR HOUSTON DEMANDING HITTING THE STREETS NEAR HOUSTON DEMANDING MORE PPEs NEAR HOUSTON DEMANDING MORE PPEs >> THE PATIENTS ARE MORE PPEs >> THE PATIENTS ARE ASKING ME WHY AM I NOT >> THE PATIENTS ARE ASKING ME WHY AM I NOT WEARING WHAT THEY ASKING ME WHY AM I NOT WEARING WHAT THEY COULD CALL A MOON WEARING WHAT THEY COULD CALL A MOON SUIT

    COULD CALL A MOON SUIT I’M TELLING THEM THIS SUIT I’M TELLING THEM THIS IS ALL WE HAVE BEEN I’M TELLING THEM THIS IS ALL WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDED IS ALL WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDED >> Reporter: ACROSS PROVIDED

    >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY HEALTH >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY HEALTH CARE WORKERS SAY THEY THE COUNTRY HEALTH CARE WORKERS SAY THEY ARE DEALING WITH A CARE WORKERS SAY THEY ARE DEALING WITH A SHORTAGE OF MASKS, ARE DEALING WITH A SHORTAGE OF MASKS, GOWNS AND GLOVES SHORTAGE OF MASKS, GOWNS AND GLOVES AGAIN GOWNS AND GLOVES AGAIN >> I HAVE USED THE AGAIN >> I HAVE USED THE SAME N-95 FOR TWO >> I HAVE USED THE SAME N-95 FOR TWO WEEKS NOW SAME N-95 FOR TWO WEEKS NOW

    >> Reporter: 85% ARE WEEKS NOW >> Reporter: 85% ARE STILL BEING ASKED TO >> Reporter: 85% ARE STILL BEING ASKED TO REUSE SINGLE USE PPE STILL BEING ASKED TO REUSE SINGLE USE PPE >> I DON’T FEEL LIKE A REUSE SINGLE USE PPE >> I DON’T FEEL LIKE A HERO

    >> I DON’T FEEL LIKE A HERO I’M CERTAINLY NOT HERO I’M CERTAINLY NOT TREATED LIKE A HERO I’M CERTAINLY NOT TREATED LIKE A HERO >> Reporter: THIS TREATED LIKE A HERO

    >> Reporter: THIS CALIFORNIA NURSE SAID >> Reporter: THIS CALIFORNIA NURSE SAID SHE WAS GIVEN A GOWN CALIFORNIA NURSE SAID SHE WAS GIVEN A GOWN THAT SAYS IT IS NOT SHE WAS GIVEN A GOWN THAT SAYS IT IS NOT FOR MEDICAL USE AND THAT SAYS IT IS NOT FOR MEDICAL USE AND HER HOSPITAL LIKE MANY FOR MEDICAL USE AND HER HOSPITAL LIKE MANY OTHERS IS USING HER HOSPITAL LIKE MANY OTHERS IS USING REPROCESSED N95 OTHERS IS USING REPROCESSED N95 RESPIRATORS REPROCESSED N95 RESPIRATORS >> THE BATTLE WE NEED RESPIRATORS >> THE BATTLE WE NEED TO BE FIGHTING THE >> THE BATTLE WE NEED TO BE FIGHTING THE HELPING PEOPLE GET TO BE FIGHTING THE HELPING PEOPLE GET BETTER HELPING PEOPLE GET BETTER

    >> Reporter: IT IS BETTER >> Reporter: IT IS REMINISCENT OF BATTLES >> Reporter: IT IS REMINISCENT OF BATTLES EARLIER IN THE CRISIS REMINISCENT OF BATTLES EARLIER IN THE CRISIS >> BY NOT ACTIVELY EARLIER IN THE CRISIS >> BY NOT ACTIVELY GETTING PROTECTIVE >> BY NOT ACTIVELY GETTING PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO HEALTH GETTING PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN NEED, EQUIPMENT TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN NEED, WE’RE GETTING MY CARE WORKERS IN NEED, WE’RE GETTING MY COLLEAGUES SICK

    WE’RE GETTING MY COLLEAGUES SICK >> Reporter: DR MEGAN COLLEAGUES SICK >> Reporter: DR MEGAN RANNEY SAYS REQUESTS >> Reporter: DR

    MEGAN RANNEY SAYS REQUESTS HAVE SOARED THE PAST RANNEY SAYS REQUESTS HAVE SOARED THE PAST FEW WEEKS HAVE SOARED THE PAST FEW WEEKS >> Reporter: ARE YOU FEW WEEKS >> Reporter: ARE YOU SURPRISED >> Reporter: ARE YOU SURPRISED

    >> I’M NOT SURPRISED SURPRISED >> I’M NOT SURPRISED IT IS ALL FREE MARKET >> I’M NOT SURPRISED IT IS ALL FREE MARKET AND IT IS ALL REALLY IT IS ALL FREE MARKET AND IT IS ALL REALLY EXPENSIVE

    AND IT IS ALL REALLY EXPENSIVE AND UNTIL WE DEVELOP EXPENSIVE AND UNTIL WE DEVELOP BETTER NATIONAL AND UNTIL WE DEVELOP BETTER NATIONAL STRATEGIES, WE’RE BETTER NATIONAL STRATEGIES, WE’RE GOING TO KEEP FACING STRATEGIES, WE’RE GOING TO KEEP FACING THIS PROBLEM GOING TO KEEP FACING THIS PROBLEM >> THE AMERICAN THIS PROBLEM

    >> THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IS >> THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IS AMONG THOSE CALLING MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IS AMONG THOSE CALLING FOR THE PRESIDENT TO AMONG THOSE CALLING FOR THE PRESIDENT TO INVOKE THE DEFENSE FOR THE PRESIDENT TO INVOKE THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT TO MAKE INVOKE THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT TO MAKE SURE EQUIPMENT PRODUCTION ACT TO MAKE SURE EQUIPMENT BUT THE TRUMP SURE EQUIPMENT BUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS BUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS SUPPLIES ARE ADEQUATE ADMINISTRATION SAYS SUPPLIES ARE ADEQUATE IN MOST STATES SUPPLIES ARE ADEQUATE IN MOST STATES

    >> PPE, WE HEAR, IN MOST STATES >> PPE, WE HEAR, REMAINS VERY STRONG >> PPE, WE HEAR, REMAINS VERY STRONG OUR FOCUS IS TO MAKE REMAINS VERY STRONG OUR FOCUS IS TO MAKE SURE OUR STATES HAVE OUR FOCUS IS TO MAKE SURE OUR STATES HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED SURE OUR STATES HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED WHEN THEY NEED IT

    EVERYTHING THEY NEED WHEN THEY NEED IT >> Reporter: SEVERAL WHEN THEY NEED IT >> Reporter: SEVERAL MAJOR HOSPITALS TELL >> Reporter: SEVERAL MAJOR HOSPITALS TELL US THEIR SUPPLIES ARE MAJOR HOSPITALS TELL US THEIR SUPPLIES ARE SUFFICIENT US THEIR SUPPLIES ARE SUFFICIENT BUT DEMANDS GROWING SUFFICIENT

    BUT DEMANDS GROWING FOR SMALLER FACILITIES

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