Personal Protective Equipment

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COVID-19 numbers are rapidly increasing across the country and how here at home in Erie County.

New York's two representatives in the United States Senate announced Tuesday a proposed bill that, if passed, would utilize the Defense Production Act to designate and put in charge an expert who would oversee the nation's distribution of medical supplies related to COVID-19. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say slow action by the White House has made it necessary to pursue what is called the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act.

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Health care workers at Safire Rehabilitation of Northtowns protested on Friday, saying they haven’t been given adequate personal protective equipment or safety training despite the fact both they and residents are sick with COVID-19.

 

It was a protest borne out of a national crisis, with cars circling Niagara Square honking their horns and a few people on the vast momument, socially distancing.