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 Geoff Mulvihill, Camille Fasset, 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 Juliet Linderman, Martha Mendoza, 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.
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
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…
By John Yang
One of the most important pieces of safety gear for health care workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic is the N95 mask, designed to filter out 95 percent of airborne particles. But the surge of patients with the highly contagious disease…
By Associated Press
According to a statement, $133 million will be used to increase the production capacity of masks to more than 39 million over the next 90 days.
By Justin Stabley
Dr. Ranit Mishori , a professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Senior Medical Advisor to Physicians for Human Rights, and PBS NewsHour's William Brangham answer your questions about COVID-19 and what we know so far.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
The Trump administration and health officials are now recommending that Americans should wear face masks while out in public to try to reduce the spread of coronavirus. But locals in Bethesda, Maryland, have already been putting their sewing machines to…
By Associated Press
The national Defense Production Act policy coordinator, Peter Navarro, says there is a "black market springing up" to drive up prices of protective gear. He said the federal government would step in to stop the practice.
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