Towards a Theory of Pandemic Proof PPE


Shortcomings related to personal protective equipment (PPE) were widely recognized to have exacerbate the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, because these shortcomings were varied and had logistical, engineering, biomedical and societal underpinnings, the most effective interventions to improve PPE are unclear. Gryphon Scientific is examining how PPE is designed, manufactured, stored, distributed and used. This study will identify gaps that could be closed via funding from philanthropists, NGOs or governments to better protect the global population against the next outbreak. This project will take place over the course of a year, culminating in Fall 2023.