Diane R. M. Somlo, Dr. Howard P. Forman and Dr. Deborah D. Proctor, Opinion Contributor Published 5:00 a.m. ET April 6, 2020 | Updated 7:14 a.m. ET April 6, 2020CLOSE President Trump, members of the cabinet and the coronavirus task force hold a daily briefing at the White House and discuss supplies and distribution. USA TODAYTaking supplies from less stressed hospitals and sharing them with overwhelmed ones, we could maximize the use of equipment and save more lives.It is here: The first massive, overwhelming swell in healthcare demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic is on the horizon and arriving in many areas of the United States. Despite our efforts and preparation, many areas still will not have enough ventilators, testing, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to meet predicted demand, inevitably leading to rationing of supplies and difficult, life-or-death decisions.However, what if there was another way to stretch our current equipment supply, to make a difference that could save more lives?Since we now know more about the predicted peaks in COVID-19 across the U.S., we can see that peak demand will likely occur at different times in different states and cities, starting in early April and extending through May. While some


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