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Adequate PPE Still A Problem For American Health Care Workers | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


MASK SHE JUMPED TO TO HELP A PATIENT WHO HAD STOPPED BREATHING, SHE HERSELF WAS EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS. SHE DIED FROM IT. I MEAN THIS DANGEROUS SHORTFALL ON PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR AMERICAN HEALTH WORKERS WAS THE NEWS IN MARCH. IT WAS STILL THE NEWS IN APRIL. AND IT’S STILL THE NEWS TONIGHT. A NEW POLL OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS FROM THE “WASHINGTON POST” AND IPSOS THIS AFTERNOON, ASKED HEALTH WORKERS DIRECTLY, HEALTH WORKERS WHO DEAL WITH COVID-19 PATIENTS, ABOUT CONDITIONS IN THEIR HOSPITALS AND CLINICS. THEY STILL DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH OF THOSE N95 MASKS. AND TWO THIRDS OF THE HEALTH WORKERS POLLED. FUNDING SURGICAL MASKS, THE ONES THAT ARE NOT REALLY APPROPRIATE FOR PROTECTING YOU IN A HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT, FROM PATIENTS WITH ACTIVE DISEASE, EVEN FINDING THE SURGICAL MASKS IS, STILL A PROBLEM FOR 42% OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS WHO ARE WORKING WITH COVID PATIENTS. THIS POLL OF HEALTH WORKERS FOUND PERSISTENT NOTABLE SHORTAGES FOR HAND SANITIZER, PROTECTIVE GOWNS, FACE SHIELDS, CLEANING SUPPLY, EYE PROTECTION, ALL THE WAY DOWN TO GLOVE, STILL


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  1. Just woke up to do my nightly night stint reporting to you all the tRumpian news fit to print pertaining to tRump!

  2. The Big Fat Elephant In The Room : A Rotten Healthcare System

    Both parties rather you die or end up in eternal debt than
    providing you with Free Healthcare like all other Developed Nations on Earth .
    2020 Demented vs Dementia ..They both hate regular Americans .
    #OnlyRichLivesMatter
    WTF ? 🤷🏾‍♀️

  3. Today was a beautiful & glorious day & like the 1st nice day of summer here. I live in the Northern part of America close to the American/Canadian border in case I ever have to flee & escape. I put down my mouse & done a considerable amount of gardening being an avid gardener besides a news junkie. I started from seed & indoors, my spices, lettuces & veggies, wildflowers, sunflowers & marijuana plants who are my absolute favourite. My gardening is not the garden variety faint of heart gardening. Oh no! I hand mixed 6 cubic yards of pro-mix (good for root structure) with sheep doo doo my fav. Sometimes the sheep doo doo comes in clumps & you can't be afraid to get your hands into it to mix properly. Tomorrow & the next 5 days are supposed to be sunny & hot so you might not hear from me as much in the short term but I'm always here & not to far thanks to the internet & I'll be back jack in full force very soon.

  4. N 95 mask particle size rating: 3,000 nano-meters. Virus sizes: 17 to 1,000 nano-meters. what does that tell you people?

  5. I can see it now: a political cartoon saying we need to address an elephant in the room and a giant todler trump texting on a phone next to the republican elephant…

  6. very well said, ty dr maddow. absolute reality and utterly incredibly shameful, with no change in sight… smh

  7. So China said more than 6.6B pieces of face masks shipped to the US since March. It's not in the hospital, it's not easily available on the market for general public, so where are those masks ??

  8. Healthcare workers can't get PPE, but my Auto Factory job wants to start back up, yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. ok.

  9. Why can't people believe these heroes instead of Trump and his team's of liar's . I wish that all doctors and nurses just walk of the job and demand Trump's removal before they go back to work . See how Trump and his worthless team act then.

  10. Bla bla bla bla.
    This channel anchors are always start with complaints ending with blaming president trump.
    I'm tired of thier BS.

  11. STOP with the FAKENEWS!
    FAKENEWS is the ENEMY of the People!

    Obozo Spied, China Lied and Thousands Died.

  12. Donald Dump doesn't mind not wearing a mask. Send him in to work with the patients. He says the whole pandemic is basically over, and was probably overblown anyway, so he should be fine going into the COVID-19 ward with no PPE. Let the health care workers have a much-deserved break and let the Twitter Twit show us how "safe" it is.

  13. That's because denial in chief will continue to lie and say "they have the best equipment never been better", "the most beautiful equipment", "why are they changing their gowns and masks? One a week should be enough", "that's the states fault that's not my fault, I take no responsibility" Impeached trump.

    The denying lying lack of leadership Impeached trump. Enough is enough vote that loser out come November 2020, SAVE OUR COUNTRY AND THE REST OF THE WORLD FROM IMPEACHED trump AND THE COWARDLY gop thugs!

    Great reporting Rachel. This is just tragic, our frontline workers are sacrificing themselves daily to save others and Impeached trump could care less.

  14. I don't understand how and why this hurricane of a man can continue to stay in office, everyone knows he's ripping off taxpayers money that he speaks lie after lie con after con he has enriched himself and his codefendant's excuse me his friends and family it's funny yet sad it's outrageous and stunning that no one will save us Americans from him the Republican put up with him cuss they stand to gain riches from us the people who elected these garbage politicians Democrats are weenies when it comes to these snakes look what's happening and yet sheeples still will fallow this evil man
    What's happening is he's leading this country of the cliff REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS EVERYONE IS GOING TO FEEL IT YET NOTHING NOT A THING
    Y???

  15. "The Don" knows he is going to Jail if he loses this election.

    Public Service Announcement:
    You ain't seen nothing yet!

  16. November SENATE election is even more important than Presidential election!
    Trump is ALREADY impeached – with an HONORABLE senate, he'd be gone months ago.
    #VoteBlueToFlipTheSenate

  17. Trump sent much needed Ventilators to Putin! They are needed here, in USA. He makes decision base on who strokes his ego. Not on Americans, such as Doctors, Nurses and Patients sick from COVID-19. We have a Horrible Monster in The White House.

  18. It’s very sorrow for us that being a richest country America having lacking medical equipments like mask, ppe

  19. .. and Trump: “This is why the whole concept of tests aren’t necessarily great,” the president said last week during a meeting with congressional Republicans at the White House, referring to Miller. “The tests are perfect, but something can happen between a test where it’s good and then something happens. … She was tested very recently and tested negative, and then today, I guess for some reason, she tested positive.”
    Something happens, yes, really good deduction: she get ill. That is how viruses works.

  20. Contrast this PPE shortage with all the trillion$$$$ spent on "defense." You need MORE proof that brains get you further than money? Your tax dollars at work.

  21. Barries best joke is his life.
    Barry Soetoro aka Obozo aka Hussein Obama is a homosexual married to big Mike Robinson aka Mouchelle Obama.
    Their whole lives are one big lie!

  22. The House should bring charges against Senator Mitch McConnell for Aiding and Abetting the Impeachable offenses of "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

    U.S. Constitution – Article 2 Section 4
    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

  23. Over in the UK we have thousands of volunteers making non-surgical scrubs out of donated fabric, some of it is old sheets. People are making these in their own homes, no help or co-ordination from government. Others are making face shields using 3D printers to make head-bands and acetate sheets for the visor itself.

  24. My dad has just died of this virus, hours ago. He caught it in a hospital. No one’s, “fault,” I don’t think? Seems they all did their very best for him? Here’s the thing though. He died in England. If it had been in America, how could I NOT think he might be alive, if it wasn’t for Donny’s time wasting, greed, and stupidity? I can’t imagine the fury, rage and heartbreak that knowing this must be causing so many families. At this rate, there will be NOT ONE American left, who has not lost someone to Covid, and who will be left pondering if that person COULD still be alive? Donny has blood all over his hands

  25. That 33% of health care workers who have all the PPE that they need are in red states, which is where Trump has sent the most protective materials, despite their lesser needs. When Trump says everyone has all the PPE they need, he means, as he always means, everyone who will vote for me has all the PPE they need.

  26. That 42% wouldn't be in Democratic states would they? Remember when the nurse brought in for photo op said she wears her N95 for a week? Then Mangolini started his GOP state GOV scrums. In the background were placards stating massive supplies delivered thru Apr and early May. April was the month FEMA was scooping supplies and outbidding states for them.

  27. Arkansas, Kansas, and Iowa are Republican states with a total of 9 million people. As of May 1st, collectively, they had 16,000 COVID cases TOTAL with approx. 2200 hospitalized. From Trumps placards, they received the following: 16,500,000 masks, 4,700,000 gowns, 350,000,000 surgical gloves. You do the math. Remember that nurse said she used her N95 for a week.

  28. USA: 12 million tests and 1.6 million positive cases and a postive case rate of 13.4%. Deaths 95000
    Australia: 1.14 million tests and 7000 positive cases and a postive case rate of 0.6%. Deaths 100

    Big difference in the overall COVID 19 infection rate! Definitely not under control in the USA.

  29. Stop Whining the King Of Ventilators Already got You Every Thing you WANTED now Be Thankful & trust Trump God Bless America

  30. That’s because politics and politicians are concerned about themselves and their party the country comes second

  31. #MEDICARE and UBI for Americans
    NOW that we know $trillions$ are available
    Reroute American tax money to AMERICANS

  32. Why blur the chart page with the critical explanation and information about nursing and allied health care PPE shortage disparities?!?

  33. GOP, 45 and his Cultist are hoarding and keeping PPE supplies low and demand high to pull a premium profit. open up the books on the top GOP like Mitch, Graham, Jared and 45 you'll see how much they made off American deaths

  34. To know how Trump will answer a question or how he will act DOES NOT mean we are use to it doesn’t make it “ New normal “ what Trump says and does is not and never will be normal

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