In less than 1 week, we've self-funded
20,650 medical face masks,
6,000 nitrile gloves,
400 isolation suits &
2,560 bottles of hand sanitizer
to give away to HCPs in need across the country
Nurses and doctors are our front line and last lifeline.
We're all in. Are you with us?
As of writing this on 3/31, New York is poised to exceed the total number of cases confirmed in all of China by next week. Symptomatic patients are going back home instead of to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, where a refrigerated truck has been recruited to hold all the bodies. (Picture: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)
1 in 5
As a nation, we are facing a realistic worst-case estimate of 40-70% of Americans falling seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. That's 214 million citizens -- old, chronically ill, young, and healthy.
Unlucky for us, nurses and doctors are not immune to this novel human virus. There's no treatment or cure. Nearly 200 healthcare professionals have died during the two week "shelter in place" -- designed to "flatten the curve" and ease hospital impacting. In more than 100 years, the institution of modern medicine has never been faced with this kind of challenge.
Currently, our human heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health emergency are almost singularly shouldered with burden of lack of access to protective equipment, ventilators, CPAP machines, and blood.
It's time for we the people to lend a hand.
Nurses and physicians have taken to working 48-hour shifts in the same surgical mask in order to save as many lives as possible. (Picture: AsiaWire/@rojaklah88)
Famed pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Jim Goodrich died on 3/30 in NY from COVID-19. (Picture: Krisanne Johnson/Verbatim for CNN). As of writing this on 3/31 12:03 PM, NY has 75,795 cases vs. China's total 81,518 cases.