Since March, the COVID-19 crisis had produced an unprecedented strain on the global supply chain for personal protective equipment and sanitation supplies. The pressure was particularly pronounced in the U.S., where 36% of healthcare institutions surveyed in an April TIME Magazine poll reported running out of at least one critical item. Against the backdrop of […]
As you’re buying masks in these uncertain times, the last thing you want to do is to spend a lot on products that aren’t up to par. We hope to shed some light on how to determine whether the mask in your hands has, at least on paper, met the right standards. First, we need […]
As simple as they look, masks actually come in a myriad of types and classifications, depending on the materials and techniques used in production. Amidst the PPE shortage that the world is confronting, it is critical to understand what distinguishes different categories of masks so that we can save the appropriate stockpiles for our healthcare […]
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