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Ford donated 15,000 custom face masks for those attending the inauguration following months of PPE efforts and early criticism from Trump

Ford produced 15,000 face masks and donated them to attendees of the inauguration. The masks bore the logos of the 59th inauguration and the JCCIC, which plans presidential inaugurations. Ford has produced PPE throughout the pandemic, including millions of ventilators, gowns, and face shields. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Ford donated 15,000 custom face masks for those attending the inauguration following months of PPE efforts and early criticism from Trump
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How these $3,000 hazmat suits are made to keep up with pandemic demand

Beginning in March, Kappler saw a 25% jump in demand for its hazmat suits, driven by doomsday preppers, the medical field, and a fear of the coronavirus among the general public. The biggest jump in orders came for Kappler’s newest product: child-sized hazmat suits. Business Insider visited the Guntersville, Alabama, […]
How these $3,000 hazmat suits are made to keep up with pandemic demand
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About half of US states worry they will run out of COVID-19 tests, and even more fear they won’t have the supplies to distribute a vaccine, according to a government report

Nine months into the pandemic, some US states were still short of personal protective equipment, COVID-19 tests, and other vital medical supplies, the Government Accountability Office said in a report Monday. About half of the 47 states and territories that responded to the watchdog’s survey in mid-October said they were […]
About half of US states worry they will run out of COVID-19 tests, and even more fear they won’t have the supplies to distribute a vaccine, according to a government report
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‘His people are going to suffer and that’s their problem’: Jared Kushner said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ‘didn’t pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state,’ according to report

“Cuomo didn’t pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state. … His people are going to suffer and that’s their problem,” senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said, according to Vanity Fair. At the time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was taking to the airwaves with his daily press […]
‘His people are going to suffer and that’s their problem’: Jared Kushner said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ‘didn’t pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state,’ according to report
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Gas masks and hazmat suits are flying off the shelves at survival gear companies over fears of wildfires, protests, and the coronavirus

Demand for gas masks, hazmat suits, and other survival gear is skyrocketing because of the coronavirus, West Coast wildfires, and nationwide protests. One survival gear company owner, Roman Zrazhevskiy, reported sales 20 times higher than usual in August. It’s not just “doomsday preppers” who are stocking up on survival gear […]
Gas masks and hazmat suits are flying off the shelves at survival gear companies over fears of wildfires, protests, and the coronavirus
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Apple created a face mask with a ‘unique’ look for its retail employees, designed by the engineering teams that work on the iPhone and the iPad

Apple’s design teams have created a custom face mask for Apple employees. The mask has a “unique” look, with large nose and chin coverage, according to Bloomberg, which first reported on its development. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Apple has worked to provide personal protective equipment like face masks […]
Apple created a face mask with a ‘unique’ look for its retail employees, designed by the engineering teams that work on the iPhone and the iPad
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Masks and disinfectant for schools will no longer be paid for by FEMA, which says they’re not a ‘direct emergency protective measure’

Summary List Placement On Tuesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it would no longer reimburse states for most personal protective equipment used in schools, courthouses, and other businesses. FEMA said that under new guidelines it would pay only for PPE to prevent a “direct emergency,” including direct medical care, […]
Masks and disinfectant for schools will no longer be paid for by FEMA, which says they’re not a ‘direct emergency protective measure’