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Sports Islanders players donate N95 masks to New York healthcare workers

17:18  03 april  2020
17:18  03 april  2020 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Hospital holds mask drive as groups sound alarm over impending shortage

  Hospital holds mask drive as groups sound alarm over impending shortage TORONTO — A Toronto hospital is accepting donations of face masks and other protective gear from members of the public in an effort to ward off what some say is an impending shortage. The Personal Protective Equipment Drive at Michael Garron Hospital comes a day after two Ontario medical associations sounded the alarm about the supply of N95 and surgical masks. The Ontario Medical Association and the Registered Nurses' Association of OntarioThe Personal Protective Equipment Drive at Michael Garron Hospital comes a day after two Ontario medical associations sounded the alarm about the supply of N95 and surgical masks.

The New York Islanders have been a fixture in the Long Island community since the inception of the franchise in 1972. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe and medical facilities in desperate need of equipment, Islanders players raised the necessary funds to donate over 3,000

Islanders players made a financial commitment to help health care workers treating coronavirus patients by pooling funds to donate about 3,500 N 95 masks New York Islanders players celebrate their 2-1 win against the Florida Panthers in an NHL hockey game at Barclays Center on Saturday, Nov.

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As COVID-19 cases continue to soar in and around New York, doctors, nurses and others on the front lines have faced a strain on their supplies of medical-grade N95 masks, with the worst of the epidemic likely yet to come.

Players from the New York Islanders became the latest to make a contribution towards remedying this potentially deadly shortage, donating over 3,000 N95 masks to New York-area medical facilities, the team announced on Twitter Thursday night.

The Islanders’ donation was made to Northwell Health, a nonprofit integrated healthcare network of 23 hospitals and nearly 800 outpatient facilities in New York state.

Canada Goose, Gap to make scrubs, patient gowns in battle against coronavirus

  Canada Goose, Gap to make scrubs, patient gowns in battle against coronavirus Canada Goose, Gap to make scrubs, patient gowns in battle against coronavirusThe Canadian company, known for its luxury parkas, said on Wednesday it would make scrubs and patient gowns, which are in short supply, and will begin distributing them to local hospitals free of cost next week.

Home Depot has halted its sales of N 95 masks and plans to donate them to hospitals, healthcare As part of its "supporting community" updates, Home Depot stated that it executed a "Stop-Sale" on all N 95 masks in stores and on its website, and that it redirected shipments to medical workers .

The Masked Singer is giving life-saving surgical masks to medical staff is need. on Wednesday, announcing the Fox production would be donating 10,000 FDA-approved N 95 masks to New York both New York City’s and Los Angeles’s undocumented workers , children of healthcare workers

In March, hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer began making protective visors for healthcare workers. Buffalo Sabres star Jack Eichel has donated as well, purchasing 5,000 of the masks made by Bauer and donating them to Buffalo-area hospitals.

N95 masks in particular are in demand among medical providers because they provide a tight fight and help prevent a person from inhaling small, airborne infectious particles — a primary means of transmitting the novel coronavirus.

As of Thursday night, at least 92,300 COVID-19 cases have been identified and reported in New York state alone — the epicentre of the outbreak in the United States — and more than 2,400 people have died, according to a database maintained by the New York Times.

Nike creates protective visors for caregivers from .
sneakers To help the healthcare personnel mobilized in the fight against the coronavirus, Nike decided to manufacture protective visors, designed from one of its iconic sneakers . © presse Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the fashion world has been stepping up solidarity actions to help healthcare workers. Financial donations , manufacturing factories are taking advantage of the fight , material aid, etc. Many brands are mobilizing to combat this health crisis.

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