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Texas hospitals brace for coronavirus surge with uncertain stocks of protective gear

“’I will give you X number, you are to make these last for however long,’” a Panhandle hospital executive told one of his clinics when it sought more respirators. “We’ve got to ration these resources.”

Austinites drop off medical personal protective equipment into bins outside Bicycle Sport Shop. Once full, employees will donate the equipment to local hospitals to help fight a shortage of personal protective equipment in Austin. March 22, 2020.

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