DuPont expediting production of Tyvek hazmat suits for medical workers

Doctors said Tyvek or similar suits are their most pressing need and may offer better protection against the coronavirus.

26.3.2020

DuPont is expediting production and delivery of Tyvek hazmat suits, which offer medical personnel the best protection from contracting the coronavirus.

Doctors said Tyvek or similar suits are their most pressing need and may offer better protection against the coronavirus.

March 24, 2020 04:43 Many medical personnel are seeking help through social media. An emergency room nurse in Long Island, New York, has begun asking for garbage bag donations as a substitute for Tyvek suits, and there are concerns that medical staff will refuse to show up to work until proper gear is guaranteed. Antevy said he knows doctors in Colorado who are using raincoats. Kalsi, noting the enormous"daily viral load that you accumulate day in and out" in a hospital setting, said,"A lot of these health care workers, when they get sick, they get sick really badly, even young people." In an exclusive interview with NBC News, David Domnisch, global business director for DuPont personal protection, said the company had created a"brand new, expedited" supply chain to meet demand. The process involves flying the suits back to the U.S. from manufacturing subcontractors in Southeast Asia, instead of shipping them. Roughly 300 pallets, or more than 350,000 suits, will flow into the U.S. national stockpile starting Friday and"continue every Friday until this ends," Domnisch said. Domnisch said the company's plants in Richmond, Virginia, and Luxembourg are doing what they can to produce more fabric. March 24, 2020 03:44 The suits will go to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but Domnisch said it is unclear specifically who will receive them or when. President Donald Trump has been touting how U.S. industry is stepping up to provide essentials to keep medical personnel safe. But Domnisch said DuPont is getting limited guidance from the government on how many suits are needed, based on pandemic modeling across the country. Domnisch said DuPont is maxed out, at least in the immediate time frame, and he said the company would like to know"what the fully unconstrained demand is and then have a commitment to getting product flow to that level." Download the NBC News app for full coverage and alerts about the coronavirus outbreak Advocacy groups, led by the American Medical Association, say the federal government must invoke the Defense Production Act to triage among hospitals and states competing for scarce resources on the open market. That, in turn, would allow the government to prioritize supplies, including gear and ventilators, for hospitals in most immediate need. Trump has said he intends to invoke the act but has not yet done so. Antevy said that his hospitals isolate all COVID-19 patients on a single floor and that dedicated nurses wear Tyvek suits to tend to them, conserving suits while limiting staff exposure. Heidi Przybyla Heidi Przybyla is an NBC News correspondent. Sarah Fitzpatrick Read more: NBC News

DuPont_News Send some to the USA hospitals! Save Americans and please stockpile for Fall 2020. CoronavirusPandemic DoctorsNurses DuPont_News Thank you Dupont! This is good. New York needs them first though. Hopefully this goes better for them and the people using them then Teflon did for all parties involved.

Great news!

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