WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined her colleagues in a letter to Vice President Pence urging the White House Coronavirus Task Force to direct the Federal Government to mobilize and coordinate the distribution of vital medical supplies to make sure scarce equipment is delivered in a timely manner to regions that are hit hardest by COVID-19.
“Effective and efficient logistics management and supply chain operations will be vital in expanding diagnostic testing capacity, protecting frontline health workers and first responders, while enabling our healthcare system to mitigate the adverse impact of ventilator shortages by surging shipments of limited equipment to healthcare systems facing a patient overload in the coming days.” wrote Senator Rosen. “Now is the time to mobilize this tremendous national asset to provide our brave frontline health workers and first responders with desperately needed PPE; provide diagnostic testing laboratories with critical supplies and surges scarce, life-saving ventilators to hot spot regions that are facing a coming wave of seriously ill patients.”
Read the Senator’s full letter here.