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US Faces Another PPE Shortage As New COVID Cases Surge

A national nurses union is warning that front line healthcare workers in the US are facing another PPE shortage as the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to soar nationwide and new transmission hotspots emerge in states like Arizona, Florida, and Texas, which were among the first to lift government restrictions on business activities throughout the state.  

Suppliers of critical medical products such as disposable masks, respirators, gowns, and hair covers have significantly ramped up production and restructured supply chains to make up for the PPE shortfalls seen at the pandemic’s onset. While these efforts will mitigate new supply shortages to an extent, further capacity expansions will be necessary to meet the resurging, and still growing, increase in demand. 

For more information and discussion of opportunities, see The Freedonia Group’s extensive collection of off-the-shelf research, including Global Disposable Masks & Respirators, Global Disposable Medical Gloves, Global Medical Face Shields, and Global Disposable Medical Supplies. Freedonia Custom Research is also available for questions requiring tailored market intelligence.

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