words :: Ben Osborne // photo: Courtesy of Goggles for Docs.
In an effort to help frontline healthcare workers as they deal with a shortage of medical supplies, an ER physician from New York City has stepped up to the plate. The idea is simple—get goggles (new or used) into the hands of healthcare works so they can receive protection from a cough to the face.
With their Frequently Asked Questions on the site, Goggles for Docs says it best: “Used or new goggles? Most of these goggles will be used. Used lenses are better than a COVID cough to the face.”
Currently, the program is only available in the U.S. and in a limited number of states. The site allows users to send goggles to healthcare centres in 10 states or become a regional coordinator for an area. Additionally, hospitals can request goggles, and businesses can sign up as a ‘dropoff location’ for the goggles to be picked up.
“Used or new goggles? Most of these goggles will be used. Used lenses are better than a COVID cough to the face.”
As of now, sending via mail is the most efficient way to get goggles into the hands of healthcare workers. Because of an already taxed healthcare system, the system needs all hands on deck to help manage—and it could be a very useful one. To learn more about this initiative and get involved, visit the website. — ML