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HHS Developing Reusable Respirator

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently announced they are developing a reusable respirator to better protect medical providers during pandemics.

“During public health emergencies, particularly in severe pandemics, equipment may be in short supply to protect the professionals who are essential to saving lives,” explained BARDA Director Rick Bright, Ph.D. “By sponsoring the development of a novel, reusable respirator, we aim to make such personal protective equipment widely available during an emergency at the lowest possible cost.”

The full press release is available online.