Chicago Medical Students Help Secure Protective Equipment For Hospitals In Need

VIRUS OUTBREAK NEW YORK
Medical supplies are displayed before a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the Jacob Javits Center, Monday, March 23, 2020, in New York. New York City hospitals are just 10 days from running out of "really basic supplies," Mayor Bill de Blasio said late Sunday. De Blasio has called upon the federal government to boost the city's quickly dwindling supply of protective equipment. The city also faces a potentially deadly dearth of ventilators to treat those infected by the coronavirus. John Minchillo / AP Photo
VIRUS OUTBREAK NEW YORK
Medical supplies are displayed before a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the Jacob Javits Center, Monday, March 23, 2020, in New York. New York City hospitals are just 10 days from running out of "really basic supplies," Mayor Bill de Blasio said late Sunday. De Blasio has called upon the federal government to boost the city's quickly dwindling supply of protective equipment. The city also faces a potentially deadly dearth of ventilators to treat those infected by the coronavirus. John Minchillo / AP Photo

Chicago Medical Students Help Secure Protective Equipment For Hospitals In Need

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has made numerous pleas to the federal government to supply life-saving protective professional equipment (PPEs).

WBEZ reporter Kristen Schorsch updates Reset on COVID-19 news in Illinois, and a local medical student talks about an initiative to get donated medical supplies to health care workers fighting the novel coronavirus outbreak.

GUESTS: Kristen Schorsch, WBEZ government and politics reporter

Tricia Pendergrast, Northwestern University medical student and member of #GetMePPE Chicago