Latest COVID Numbers Portend High Glove Demand, Prices

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With coronavirus infections steadily rising, 2021 is shaping up as another year of shortages for disposable gloves.

On Jan. 7, the United States reached another grim milestone in the COVID-19 saga, reporting more than 4,000 pandemic-related deaths in a single day. It was the third day in a row of record daily deaths in the U.S. from the disease, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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Vaccinations May Make Disposable Vinyl Gloves the New Healthcare Champ

Disposable gloves will not be required for administering the COVID-19 vaccines, but it stands to reason that healthcare professionals will find them indispensable.

Synthetic hybrid vinyl gloves can be an excellent solution for the expected surge in exam-glove need due to arrive with COVID-19 vaccinations.

While the world has waited impatiently for a coronavirus vaccine, and we have all watched and worried and tried to guess who would get the first round of doses, AMMEX has remained confident that the demand for exam-grade disposable gloves will take off soon.

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Medical Gloves Defined

Exam-grade gloves, often referred to as medical gloves, were originally designed for non-surgical medical procedures. They differ from industrial-grade gloves due to one factor: rigorous factory-level testing. This testing is based on acceptable quality limits (AQL) set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An AQL limit sets a standard for how many gloves within a batch can fail testing. A low AQL (meaning a small number of defective gloves) for exam-grade gloves is necessary to ensure the glove is of a high enough quality that it can provide the proper barrier protection against extreme risks.

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National Nurses Week


Whether they are on the front lines of a hospital emergency room, conducting health screenings for children at a local elementary school, or visiting the homebound as part of hospice care, nurses work hard to improve people’s lives every single day.  AMMEX celebrates all nurses during National Nurses Week which begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, nurse pioneer, and public health advocate.

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How Manufacturers Test Glove Quality

Given the many uses for disposable gloves, they must undergo rigorous inspection before they are ready for sale. In the automotive, janitorial-sanitation and agricultural industries, workers deal with a number of harsh chemicals, which means the gloves they wear must be proven to provide the right amount of protection. The same is true for medical applications, where employees need a safe barrier against pathogens.

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Adult Care in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are a vital resource for elderly people who are no longer able to take care of themselves. In the future, the demand for long-term care organizations will likely increase as baby boomers begin to require these services. According to data from Family Caregiver Alliance, the number of elderly people using long-term care services will reach 27 million by 2050, more than twice the number of individuals using these services in 2000. The organization also noted people older than 85 are among the fastest-growing segments of the population and are expected to reach 19 million by 2050.

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