Nike is Testing Out Protective Equipment for Medical Workers

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Sportswear behemoth Nike is teaming up with the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields for Oregon medical workers facing the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Companies like Nike need to do our part,” said Nike CEO John Donahoe to Business Insider. “Based on needs identified by the teams and health professionals at Oregon Health & Science University, our teammates are working right now about how to best help, including prototyping face shields of OHSU and others.”

This wouldn’t be the first time Nike worked alongside the Oregon Health and Science University. Last year, Nike and OHSU created a comfortable sneaker for doctors and nurses to wear during shifts.

Companies around the world are using their brands to help make up for the lack of certain medical equipment during the coronavirus outbreak. Zara’s parent company recently started producing scrubs for hospitals in Spain and a Lebanese-Italian designer decided to make hospital bed sheets and protective wear for local hospitals.

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