With a fast-moving pandemic, no one is safe, unless everyone is safe.
– COVAX, the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access organization
COVID-19 is far from over. The second wave in India has shocked the world, where a surge in infections beginning in March has led to a harrowing death toll. But this isn’t just an Indian crisis – it’s a crisis for everyone.
“The virus doesn’t respect borders, or nationalities, or age, or sex or religion,” says Dr Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist. “And what’s playing out in India now unfortunately has been played out in other countries.”
In the United States, COVID deaths in California have risen by over 1000% since November, leaving a state that was noted for its effective prevention in the early days of the pandemic in dire straits. Even in places where COVID has largely been contained such as Australia and China, while vaccination rates remain low, vigilance is still essential.
High numbers of virus cases lead to new variants – most virus mutations are insignificant, and can even make the virus less dangerous. But some mutations make a virus more transmissible, more deadly or less affected by vaccines. That’s why it’s so important to not only ensure medical professionals have the supplies they need, but to reduce infections by providing PPE (personal protective equipment) for everyone.
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Information and how-tos dedicated to medical procurement and meeting the challenges of sourcing during the pandemic, such as those faced by Indian buyers today.
Articles & e-books
- Need to know: sourcing PPE masks, gloves and protective clothing
- Sourcing During Crisis e-book
- PPE & Medical Sourcing e-book
- Gallery View: High-demand health & medical care products
- Need to know: sourcing PPE & medical supplies [Facebook]
- 疫情期间行业最关注的个人防护装备(PPE)测试标准和新市场变化 (PPE Export Standards and How to Ensure You Work with the Right Factories – in Mandarin) [YouTube]
- Sourcing PPE Safely from China [YouTube]