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Vice President Mike Pence mentioned the administration’s efforts to safe extra masks for well being care staff in addition to extra ventilators for sick Americans who might have remedy.

“We continue at the President’s direction to pursue every means to expand the supply of personal protective equipment,” Pence mentioned.

“We have a policy of procuring, allocating — as well as conserving — the resources that we have in our system,” he mentioned.

Pence teased a “a major procurement from the federal government of N95 masks” coming over the weekend.

He additionally highlighted “new alternatives to increase the supply of ventilators” within the US amid fears that the well being care system doesn’t have sufficient to maintain alive the variety of Americans more likely to turn into severely in poor health on the peak of an outbreak.

Pence mentioned a part of these efforts contain a push to “free up other ventilators” in use within the system.

“We’ve literally identified tens of thousands of existing ventilators that can be retrofitted and converted” to assist coronavirus sufferers Pence mentioned. 

As a part of the considerations about inadequate ventilators, Pence mentioned “we want to continue to urge every American… postpone elective medical procedures.”

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