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Economic and Health Benefits of a PPE Stockpile   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has exposed tragic shortcomings in California's preparedness for infrequent but catastrophic public health threats. This failure has caused serious health consequences--in addition to being financially myopic. One specific type of prevention investment that is widely recognized to be crucial is the stockpiling of personal protective equipment (PPE) for essential workers. California Senate Bill 275 as amended in July 2020 would require the state to create a PPE stockpile sufficient to protect healthcare and other essential workers for at least 90- days of a future pandemic or health emergency. Drawing on what we have learned from the current pandemic, in this issue brief we outline the potential economic and health benefits of such a PPE stockpile."

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2020-08
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University of California Berkeley
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UC Berkeley Labor Center: https://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/
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