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State scrambles to boost supply of life-saving protective items for health care workers

Had to be “creative” to obtain protective equipment in global demand

Millions of N-95 masks and other types of personal protective equipment are being delivered to Washington State as public health and emergency response officials scramble to obtain the equipment needed to respond to the growing COVID-19 outbreak.

Jerrod Davis, assistant secretary for disease control and health statistics at the Department of Health, said there is significant global demand for thes...


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