This Is What Fueled California's Deadly COVID Outbreak

According to the study, in a non-pandemic year, a typical hospital uses around 5,000 N95 masks. However, during just March of this year, that demand increased by 17 times—leading the researchers to recommend that the state maintain "a stockpile of at least 12.5 million N95 masks just for California hospital worker use in the first 90 days of a pandemic." In addition, they recommend that for every N95 mask there should also be 2 surgical masks, 1 face shield, 2 isolation gowns, 2 shoe covers, and 9 pairs of gloves.

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