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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

NYC announces effort to produce 3,000 bridge ventilators

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan that will produce bridge ventilators to support local hospitals and health care workers.  Through this effort, local manufacturers will produce at least 3,000 bridge ventilators, which will be deployed to hospitals in the fight against... Read More »

DoD awards three contracts for N95 mask production

Department of Defense (DoD) officials said the agency has earmarked funds for three companies to increase domestic N95 mask production by over 39 million over the next 90 days. DoD Spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews said the DoD would invest $133 million toward the effort. The contracts have been... Read More »

FDA authorizes first at-home testing kit for COVID-19

Newly developed COVID-19 testing options were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week, with the granting of emergency use authorization (EUA) for an at-home test. It marks the first at-home iteration of tests for the disease, which has infected more than 788,000 in the... Read More »