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Manchester Ink Link

Dave Eisenstadter

1 April 2020

Exeter, New Hampshire, United States

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A sports safety equipment producer in New Hampshire shifted to producing personal protective equipment when the coronavirus pandemic caused a shortage for medical professionals. After working with a nurse practitioner...

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Jiří Nádoba

1 April 2020

Czech Republic

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In the Czech Republic, a seamstress named Michaela Moudra encouraged people across the country to meet their nation's acute need for face masks to reduce COVID-19 transmission. From her Facebook group Czechia Sews Fac...

Quartz Africa

Farai Shawn Matiashe

1 April 2020

Zimbabwe

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To combat the shortage of personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic, the government in Zimbabwe is asking universities "with engineering and technology capacity," to help with production. The univers...

The New York Times

E. Tammy Kim

1 April 2020

South Korea

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To combat a shortage of protective masks caused by the onset of the coronavirus outbreak, the South Korea government implemented "significant market interventions." The government began purchasing masks from manufactu...

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Karen Wang

Olivia Novato

Alexander Song

1 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Hospitals throughout the United States are facing a shortage of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, but communities are trying to help fill the gap. One solution being piloted at universitie...

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Delia Goncalves

31 March 2020

College Park, Maryland, United States

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WIth supplies of masks for health workers running dangerously low around the United States, researchers at the University of Maryland have devised a way to sterilize disposable masks, as well as tocreate custom, reusa...

Alaska Public Media

Katie Basile

Anna Rose MacArthur

31 March 2020

Bethel, Alaska, United States

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When a dental clinic in Alaska had to suspend elective procedures due to the spread of the coronavirus, the clinic turned their efforts into repurposing their medical-grade material – usually used for sterilized medic...

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John Lauritsen

31 March 2020

Minnesota, United States

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In Minnesota, hospitals in the Allina Health system are using tablets and stands for doctors to speak with their patients in an effort to cut down on the need to use various kinds of personal protective equipment like...

The Daily Record

Kevin Lynch

31 March 2020

Berlin, Ohio, United States

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While adhering to social distancing, seamstresses in Ohio's Amish County are producing medical protective gear to distribute to frontline workers in the region. The approach is also employing people who may be at risk...

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Abbe Hamilton

30 March 2020

Peterborough, New Hampshire, United States

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In response to a request from a local hospital, a Peterborough resident began using his 3-D printer to print face masks and clear plastic face shields to help protect frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic....

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Jeremy Fugleberg

30 March 2020

North Dakota, United States

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Facing a supply shortage, North Dakota and South Dakota arranged a no-cost swap of needed COVID19 testing supplies. Both states are part of the Northern Plains Consortium, made up of five states’ public health lab wor...

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Shelby Miller

30 March 2020

Olympia, Washington, United States

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In Olympia, Washington, the local Washington Stars Quilt Guild is hard at work sewing protective face coverings and masks for first responders and frontline health workers in need. The face masks are intended to prote...

TechCrunch

Darrell Etherington

30 March 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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In an effort to fill the deficit of face masks for healthcare workers, the Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization to development and lab management company Battelle to sanitize used masks for reuse....

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Steve Chiotakis

30 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

Radio

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Two LA companies, Blinking Owl Distillery and La La Production and Design, have repurposed their production facilities to produce personal protective equipment for medical workers. La La Production used to produce lux...

Temple Update

Matthew Silverman

29 March 2020

Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Norristown, Pennsylvania, two local businesses--a distillery and a silly putty factory--have teams up to produce hundreds of gallons of hand sanitizer for nearby hospitals and residents. The two companies each put...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

27 March 2020

United States

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Across the country, 3D manufacturers sprang into action in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to create a medical supply chain to fill gaps in hospitals' access to needed products like face shields and nasal swab...

Daily Herald

Ashley Duarte

27 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Personal protective gear is in short supply across the U.S., so many prototypes have been crafted to fill the gap. A design studio in Chicago has begun production on emergency face shields to help the city's first res...

News18 India

Suhas Munshi

26 March 2020

Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India

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Bhilwara, India has provided food, masks, hand sanitizer, and door-to-door coronavirus screening to 600,000 residents who are not allowed to leave their houses during a total lockdown due to an outbreak of coronavirus...

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Dave Gershgorn

26 March 2020

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Medical professionals are facing mass shortages of personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic, so people with 3D printers are helping to produce alternatives. In New York, one company is using a GoFun...

Wired

Tom Simonite

26 March 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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A group of engineers in Madison, Wisconsin designed a face shield using materials and machines that were capable of producing mass quantities of the shields for hospitals. The design is now open-source and accessible ...

FastCompany

Talib Visram

26 March 2020

United States

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Dozens of tech-focused volunteers have come together to create Project N95, a personal protective equipment clearinghouse meant to connect health institutions in need of equipment like masks with suppliers around the ...

Chicago Magazine

Ghazala Irshad

26 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Many Chicago distilleries are utilizing their abundance of high-proof alcohol to create hand sanitizer to fill a gap in the market due to the coronavirus pandemic. While a portion of the product is being donated to fi...

The Register-Guard

Matthew Denis

25 March 2020

Oregon, United States

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In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, some distilleries across the United States have switched their focus from the production of alcohol to the production of hand sanitizer. This new model meets the outsized demand...

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Eric Westervelt

25 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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With a massive shortage of protective gear in the medical community amidst the coronavirus outbreak, volunteer groups are filling the gap by crowdsourcing masks, gowns, and other essential items. Though the government...

The New York Times

David Enrich

Rachel Abrams

Steven Kurutz

25 March 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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As hospitals and healthcare workers face a shortage of protective gear in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, an army of independent craftspeople have stepped up. Around the United States, they are sewing protectiv...

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