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The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis held a hearing July 2 on the shortage of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the Trump administration’s efforts to address these shortages.
Watch the hearing in the video player above.
Department of Defense Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Kevin Fahey testified alongside Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir and Vice Director of Logistics for the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral John Polowczyk.
The hearing looked at the Trump administration’s efforts to procure needed personal protective equipment, testing media, and other medical supplies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The hearing also addressed the federal government’s plans to coordinate the distribution of supplies to states and local communities and to replenish the Strategic National Stockpile to meet current and future demand.
Courtney Vinopal is a general assignment reporter at the PBS NewsHour.
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