Medical Supply Shortage
The public does not realize the gravity of the situation and the Federal Government is ignoring it. Hospitals throughout the country, including those on the Wasatch Front, are dangerously low on the most rudimentary equipment to keep their providers safe. Masks, goggles, gowns, and gloves are in dangerously short supply. Click here for more information.
In an article published by the Atlantic, a hospital medical director said, “I am deeply disillusioned with a country that is unwilling to protect the people that stand between them and death, risking our lives seemingly without concern…One community hospital has only a single box of masks for the entire emergency department. That’s 30 masks for a department that usually sees more than 30,000 patients a year…Emergency room doctors and nurses are exposed to higher viral loads of the coronavirus…which means that, if infected, they may get sicker faster than the average citizen.” Read full article here.
Please Make a Call
This situation demands a competent government. We ask you to please call the White House and our Congressional delegation, and demand they address this dangerous equipment shortage immediately:
- Rep. Ben McAdams (801) 999-9801
- Rep. John Curtis (801) 922-5400
- Rep. Chris Stewart 801-364-5550
- Sen. Lee (801) 524-5933
- Sen. Romney (801) 524-4380
- White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414