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Trump Awards 16-Year-Old Pilot Who Delivered 10,000 PPE to Rural Hospitals in Virginia


A 16-year-old pilot from McLean, Virginia was commended by President Donald Trump for delivering 10,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies to rural hospitals.

TJ Kim, a high school sophomore at Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, was honored with five others on May 1 for their volunteerism in a presidential ceremony at the White House, recognizing “hard work, heroism, and hope.”

Champion Filipina Fencer Completes 9 Ivy League Online Courses During Quarantine

Maxine Esteban, a 2019 Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist fencer, made jaws drop after she finished nine Ivy League online courses during the COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines.

The 19-year-old sophomore at Ateneo de Manila University posted the certificates she received from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University on April 26 during the country’s Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), according to ABS-CBN.

Teen Raises $7,500, Donates 11,000 Masks to Texas Hospital to Fight Hate Towards Asians


A 15-year-old teen in Addison, Texas donated 11,000 masks to a local hospital using money she raised from crowdfunding and hopes the gesture helps dispel the bias against Asian Americans due to COVID-19.

After noticing the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals, Valerie Xu, a Greenhill School student, sprung into action by launching a crowdfunding campaign called Masks Matter on March 20.

Meet the Taiwanese American Inventor Behind the N95 Mask

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As governments and organizations attempt to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the N95 respirator continues to serve as an invaluable component of the personal protective equipment (PPE) against further SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Crucial to the safety of health workers, the specialized masks are currently in shortage in hospitals and medical facilities across the U.S., leading some to question whether they can be sterilized and reused.

Billionaire Owner of Brooklyn Nets Donates $1.6 Million in PPE to San Diego

NBA Brooklyn Nets’ owner and Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai donated $1.6 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the University of California, San Diego to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation, which contained 500,000 medical-grade masks and goggles imported from China, were given to UCSD and will be used and shared with health care systems and hospitals in the region and possibly in other areas of California, according to San Diego Union-Tribune.

Washington Teens to Supply Over 30,000 Masks to Frontline Medical Workers


The Washington Youth for Masks initiative started by Angelina Chin, an Issaquah High junior, is raising funds and securing personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline medical professionals in their battle against COVID-19.

Chin founded the initiative on March 29 with three of her friends, Claire Kang, Faith Lee, and Isha Rudramurthy, all belonging to Issaquah High.

NYU Graduate, Taiwanese Company Help Groups Source Needed PPE From Asia


A-Action International Trading Co., a Taiwan-based international trading company, offers to be the missing link for those who need to source personal protective equipment (PPE) in China or elsewhere but cannot ship to the US due to the lack of FDA approval or certification.

Millicent Shih, a NYU ’18 grad who moved to China to work for the company, runs the US arm and reached out in hopes of aiding those who struggle with obtaining FDA, CE, and ISO certified PPEs coming out of China.

Olympic Siblings Raise Over $26,000 to Give PPE to Front Line Workers


Olympic medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani launched a GoFundMe Charity with GetUsPPE to address the declining personal protective equipment (PPE) needed by frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Shib Sibs”, who share five Olympic medals, raised almost $27,000 out of their $30,000 goal since launching their campaign on April 2. The siblings said they both donated $1,000 each and extended their initial goal of $10,000 to $30,000 due to the positive response.

Doctor and Influencer Team Up to Raise $100,000 for Frontline Healthcare Workers

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A medical practitioner from California with an integrative osteopathic clinic and a style blogger with over 93 million YouTube views have joined forces to raise $100,000 for healthcare workers across the nation.

There is a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare facilities as donations are desperately needed for healthcare workers to protect themselves, their patients and families.