- Healthcare workers across the globe face dire shortages of equipment needed to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, including ventilators, face masks, gowns, and hand sanitizer.
- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for more supplies, and some companies have begun replying with their own plans to help.
- These 13 companies, including Ford, Unilever, and Tesla, are either making equipment or are donating equipment to those in need.
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Countries across the globe are facing unprecedented shortages of healthcare supplies needed to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic. Nurses without gowns have started wearing garbage bags. Healthcare workers are running out of masks and have been told to use scarves or bandanas instead. Doctors desperately need ventilators, or machines that help people unable to breathe on their own.
Leaders like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have been sounding the alarm and a number of businesses are already responding.
Here are 13 major companies that have already stepped up to the plate to help meet critical shortages.