Village Medical at Home Senior Medical Director Thomas Cornwell M.D. spoke to Hospice News about supply shortages and high tech shortages.
"This is really unprecedented in the past century. There’s shortages of virtually everything that’s needed. There’s shortages of what I would call low-tech equipment, such as PPE — things like the masks, gowns, the face mask to protect the eyes, because the coronavirus can also get into the mucous membrane of your eyes--and even things like swabs for doing the testing,” Thomas Cornwell, M.D., told Hospice News. “And then there’s the high-tech shortages, things like ventilators. I’ve not heard of there being significant shortages of ventilators or hospital beds yet. The concern is that we’re not at the peak [of the pandemic] yet.”