I want to help with the PPE situation. I was trying to buy some respirators for NYC hospitals on ebay and discovered that ebay is removing all listings that try to sell N-95 respirators, even legitimate ones. I guess they are tired of the scams and don't want any more losses. Too bad.
But, before they shut down a couple of legitimate ebay accounts, I was able to make some email contacts so I can order these outside of ebay. They are of course more expensive than the non-Covid-19 pricing, but still not that bad, around $4-5/mask. These are desperate times after all. I have ordered a case or more of these and the first box shipped today. I hope to get 200-300 masks. This is all out of pocket for me. I have also bought some Tyvek PPE suits on ebay. These listings are not blocked by ebay, but finding a medium is really difficult. As soon as I recieve these, they are going to the hospitals in most need, namely Elmhurst in Queens and Brookdale in The Bronx.
If any one wants to contribute, we would appreciate any amount. I need to send the PPE express to NYC, across the country, so it's expensive. PayPal send money to: email@example.com. You should be able to use family and friends for this.
I will post photos of the PPE when I get it and before I ship to NYC hospitals. I will ship it express directly to the ones in the most need.
Thanks and stay healthy and at home,