N95 Masks in Shortage Again
N95 Masks in Shortage Again in United States. While COVID-19 cases are increasing sharply, the supply of N95 masks once again faced pressure from insufficient supply.
COVID-19 epidemic in the United States continues to heat up. According to the latest statistics from the US media, the number of newly confirmed cases exceeds 100,000 on the 4th, setting a single-day high again. With the surge in confirmed cases, the supply of key health protection equipment, such as N95 masks, has once again become urgent.
The Wall Street Journal mentioned US protective equipment manufacturers and health officials as saying that with the increase in confirmed cases and the stockpiling of N95 masks in most parts of the United States, N95 masks have once again faced pressure from insufficient supply, and believes that even if manufacturers increase In order to improve the output, medical institutions rationing and supplying masks, or even reusing them, will still not be able to improve the tight supply of N95 masks.
Some state health departments in the United States predict that the supply of health protective equipment may be further tightened. For example, nearly two-thirds of the health system in Michigan, the United States reported that the inventory of one or more health protective equipment has been used for less than three weeks. .
F.D.A. to Allow Use of KN95 Masks made by Chinese Standard
The F.D.A. said KN95 masks were eligible for authorization if they met certain criteria, including documentation that they were authentic.
But many hospitals have not been willing to order KN95 masks because of uncertainty over whether imports would be allowed into the United States, as well as potential liability if they turned out to be counterfeit. But for some institutions, that may be a worthwhile risk if the alternative is no masks.