Why is there a mask shortage?


During the pandemic, there was a significant mask shortage primarily because healthcare workers on the front lines did not have enough protective equipment. Jonathan Mendosa from the noted that hospitals in the United States had reached a point where they did not even possess the masks they typically provided, leading some medical professionals to use makeshift masks from t-shirts or air filters. This dire situation highlighted the lack of available critical protection for those treating the sick. In response, efforts were made to gather resources and solicit community support to acquire and donate masks to those in need 1 .

Urgent Mask Shortage

Jonathan and Brad discuss the urgent need for masks for healthcare workers during the pandemic. They provide resources and ways to donate to help get masks in the hands of those who need them.


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