With the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the need for immediate deployment of medical responses, governments, hospitals, and individuals are scrambling to source the protection they need. From medical first responders battling in warlike conditions everyday to hospitals attempting to address the surge in demand for equipment, the supply of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) like respirators, gloves, and face shields is inadequate. In addition, non-medical grade face masks and hand sanitizers are becoming staples for households and businesses alike.
How can businesses across all industries help address the shortage in protective products? Are there other innovative ways to ensure the safety of our people in face of the pandemic? Knowing that countries and regions are seeing the outbreak peak along separate timelines, how might we build on our learnings and share across borders?