Shortage of Medical Supplies

Boathouse employees are back to work in our Philadelphia factory making PPE, gowns, and now custom cloth masks for consumers, businesses and schools.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) for its STERRAD Sterilization Cycles to decontaminate millions of N95 respirators.

Rep. Diana DeGette, a veteran Democrat, said that President Donald Trump's announcement that he would send 100 ventilators to Colorado smacks of a political favor to vulnerable GOP Sen. Cory Gardner after the federal government had not fulfilled the delegation's request for the devices.

An association representing thousands of hospitals across the country is pushing back after President Trump claimed that hospital administrators are "really thrilled to be where they are." The American Hospital Association said hospital officials are worried about shortages of critical medical supplies, including medication for patients and personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health care workers.

In an April 8th 2020 article, Eliza Relman write that "President Donald Trump told Fox News host and unofficial White House adviser Sean Hannity that states across the country have plenty of ventilators." Relman continued, "he cited Hannity's show to back up his claim."

A Wired article highlights the scramble to meet a shortage of ventilators for Covid-19 patients by hospital administrators and public health officials.