DePaul University faculty, students use 3D printers to make face shields, face mask covers

Health care workers treating COVID-19 patients across the nation are facing a critical shortage of personal protection equipment, especially face shields and respiratory N95 face masks. DePaul University faculty and students are answering the call by using 3D printers to manufacture these much-needed supplies for hospitals in Illinois.

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Penn Nursing Podcast Special Edition UPDATE: COVID-19

COVID-19 is sweeping across the country with the number of cases rising dramatically. It’s been two weeks since Penn Nursing’s Alison Buttenheim, PhD, a public health researcher and behavioral epidemiologist and Penn Medicine’s Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, a social epidemiologist, joined Amplify Nursing to discuss the coronavirus. Since a lot has occurred in that time, they are back with an update to discuss where we are at in this pandemic, how it has been handled locally and nationally so far, and what is still to come. Listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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University of Utah libraries produce much-needed supplies for COVID-19 crisis

Library employees at the University of Utah are working together to produce and distribute face shields desperately needed in the health care community while facing the COVID-19 pandemic. In an agreement with University of Utah Health, the shields are 3-D printed to meet personal protective equipment (PPE) standards. Approximately 300 face shields can be produced daily.

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The National Association of Science Writers invites reporters covering COVID-19 to join a free discussion list for support, questions, and resources

Are you a reporter looking for the mutual support of colleagues and community during these stressful times? The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) invites any reporter covering the COVID-19 pandemic — especially those for whom science or health is a new beat — to join a new list for sharing resources, sources, and information.

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