Doctors and nurses on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus in the United States say it\u0027s "the first time" they\u0027ve been scared to go to work. With a shortage of personal protective equipment, some have resorted to using bandanas to cover their faces."It\u0027s the first time we\u0027ve ever been truly scared to come to work, but despite being scared we are trained to save lives and we\u0027re committed to doing that," Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a surgeon in New York City, told "CBS This Morning." "I\u0027m embarrassed to say, but prior to this, my husband and I had never gotten around to writing a will, but this weekend that became one of our to-do list items."The government is sending medical supplies like masks, gloves and surgical gowns from the national stockpile to hospitals in need, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said, but some politicians and medical professions say that\u0027s not enough.They have called on President Donald Trump to order private companies to produce the supplies under the Defense Production Act. Mr. Trump signed the act into law, but has not used it to order the production of the supplies."There are people that literally are wearing bandanas because they have nothing better than that to protect themselves from the respiratory droplets of patients who are infected with COVID-19, and I think that\u0027s a national shame," said Zaheer Shah, a primary care physician in Arizona.Griggs said it "feels unimaginable" the medical professionals in the U.S. would be asked to use bandanas.\u00a0"I can tell you we\u0027re not at that point yet in New York City, but I will be outraged if it gets to that point," she said.It\u0027s not just their own lives that health care workers worry about. "I\u0027m scared for my loved ones. Honestly, I\u0027m being as candid as I can be. I\u0027m no hero, but I\u0027m not scared about myself," Shah said. "I\u0027m willing to bargain my own safety, but am I willing to bargain the safety of my child and my mother-in-law? I think that may be a bridge too far."In addition to protective equipment, doctors are concerned about a shortage of ventilators. Without them, medical professionals will have to make "terrible triage decisions about who lives and who dies," said CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula.\u00a0"If you\u0027ve never seen somebody gasping for air, it is a terrible thing to witness, and knowing that all you can do is stand there and watch them because you don\u0027t have a ventilator to intubate them, that\u0027s heart-wrenching," she said on "CBS This Morning" Monday.Health care workers "need everybody to step in," Narula said. "We need every single American who\u0027s listening to this and listening to the plea of the health care workers to figure out what they can do to help in addition to the governments and the hospitals."