Is There Really an N95 Shortage?

Health workers forced to reuse N95 respirators designed to be disposable have been a hallmark of pandemic supply shortages.
 
A year on, US hospitals are still rationing N95s despite significantly ramped up production.
 
AP reporters spoke to a dozen procurement officers who buy for 300+ hospitals—all said they had N95 supplies to last from 2-12 months. Yet the vast majority of hospital systems are still rationing staff N95s to one per day.
 
The issue is less one of supply and more about a “breakdown in connecting those who need them with this new supply.”
 
AP

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