‘At War With No Ammo’: Doctors Say Shortage of Protective Gear Is Dire

The New York Times (03/20/2020)
  • Doctors and nurses across America are confronting a shortage of masks, gowns and eye gear to protect against coronavirus patients.
  • Two ER doctors in NJ and Washington have been hospitalized and dozens have fallen ill.
  • While Federal health officials say respirator masks can be used for 8 hours, many doctors are being given just one mask to use indefinitely.
  • Many medical workers constantly fear exposing themselves and their families to the coronavirus.