Grow your own: VT physicians & local businesses team up to make PPE

The novel coronavirus has inspired novel solutions. As Vermont health care workers confront the prospect of running out of personal protective equipment, they are taking a page from the localvore movement: grow your own. University of Vermont Medical Center physicians are working with a local makerspace to design and produce face shields that help protect health care workers from infection. More than a thousand have already been delivered to hospital workers, and more are in the pipeline. Emergency physician Dr. Eike Blohm also discusses the challenge and stresses of working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. (April 15, 2020 broadcast)

Dr. Eike Blohm, MD; Meg Hammond, emergency medicine physician, University of Vermont Medical Center; executive director, Generator Makerspace, Burlington, VT