Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said on Tuesday that “hospital systems across the U.S. are struggling right now” during the coronavirus pandemic, especially with shortages of gloves, masks and other equipment to protect nurses and doctors who are treating ill patients.“They are struggling for a couple of reasons,” Murthy told “America’s Newsroom.”The former surgeon general in the Obama administration (2014-2017) said hospitals are lacking equipment such as visors, as well as masks and sufficient testing capacity to get a sense of how many are infected with the coronavirus.”We know that masks and gowns and visors to protect our eyes are especially important right now, particularly for our health care workers,” he said. “I’m talking to folks in hospitals across the country — doctors and nurses who are having to reuse masks. My own father and sister, who are doctors in Miami, Fla., and have a private practice there, are unable to get masks to protect themselves and are just waiting and hoping that one day these will actually get delivered to them.”SANDERS HINTS TUESDAY’S PRIMARIES SHOULD BE POSTPONED OVER CORONAVIRUSMurthy’s comments came after President Trump announced on Monday a set of guidelines that he said Americans should follow to prevent the further spread


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