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Report: Federal Agencies Didn’t Bulk Order Coronavirus Protection Equipment Until March

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment. A review of federal purchasing contracts […]

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‘Try Getting It Yourselves,’ Trump Tells Governors About Medical Equipment Amid Coronavirus

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump told governors on a call Monday that states should work on acquiring much-needed medical equipment, such as ventilators or respirators, themselves.  “Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves,” the president told the governors during a conference call, first reported The New York Times, which obtained […]

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WHO Warns Of Medical Equipment Shortage Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The World Health Organization warned that panic buying and hoarding of medical masks and other protective equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak are causing shortages that put health care workers’ lives at risk. The global organization on Tuesday urged industries and governments to increase manufacturing of protective items by 40% to meet surging global demand. “Without […]