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Medical-Worker Unions Urge Passage Of Schumer Bill Offering $11B for PPE

Posted 12/1/20

Unions representing front-line hospital and health-care workers applauded the recently-announced Protect Our Heroes Act of 2020, which would provide $11 billion to purchase and manufacture personal protective equipment ahead of a second wave of COVID.

The bill, which was introduced by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, would provide $10 billion to the Strategic National Stockpile to purchase N95 respirators, medical gowns, face shields and other critical protective equipment. There have been more than 12 million coronavirus cases and 260,000 deaths in the U.S., with numbers expected to increase dramatically as the country heads into a second wave.

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