In the hours before President Joe Biden was inaugurated, the Federal Emergency Management Agency allowed a Texas mask maker to ship the high-quality masks overseas.
By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News
Officials say the most recent seizures occurred Wednesday when Homeland Security agents intercepted hundreds of thousands of counterfeit 3M masks in an East Coast warehouse that were set to be distributed.
By Associated Press
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of medical-grade N95 face masks are pouring out of American factories and heading into storage, yet doctors and nurses say there still aren’t enough to keep them safe.
By Jason Dearen, Juliet Linderman, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press
The foreign-made knockoffs are becoming increasingly difficult to spot and could put health care workers at grave risk for the coronavirus. A federal official says these masks are giving first responders "a false sense of security."…
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
By Carla K. Johnson, Adam Geller, Associated Press
The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling — a development experts credit at least partly to increased wearing of masks — even as the outbreak continues to claim nearly 1,000 lives in the U.S. each day.
By Geoff Mulvihill, Camille Fasset, Associated Press
The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again.
By Juliet Linderman, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press
The story of how one brand of counterfeits has infiltrated America’s supply chains illustrates how the lack of coordination amid massive shortages has plunged the country’s medical system into chaos.
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says millions of protective masks purchased under a billion-dollar deal with a Chinese company are facing a delay in the federal certification process.
As the U.S. coronavirus death toll passed 70,000, President Trump departed the White House for his first cross-country trip since the pandemic’s eruption, visiting an Arizona Honeywell plant that makes N95 masks. Despite a projection that daily deaths in the…
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