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Hospitals left without masks as vital medical supplies shipped to China | 60 Minutes Australia


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Calls from frontline medical staff in Australia for more personal protective equipment, amid fears they have about contracting COVID-19. Why vital medical equipment was shipped from Australia to China, when it was needed here.

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How The U.S. Is Dealing With A Medical Supply Shortage | NPR


Hospitals and medical workers across the country are issuing desperate pleas for more medical supplies as coronavirus cases are on the rise. They say they need both PPE, or personal protective equipment, and ventilators. As a result, American workers are producing more to meet the demand, and medical device manufacturers are asking the Trump administration to step in and centralize the distribution of supplies under the Defense Production Act.

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