The World Health Organisation (WHO) warns of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus as China approves use of Roche arthritis drug for patients.
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Doctors, nurses and paramedics across the United States are growing increasingly desperate for more face masks, hospital gowns, ventilators and other medical equipment.
Companies in the United States are overhauling factory lines to speed up the supply of these lifesaving items.
Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.
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There are more concerns that the United States may not have enough masks, gowns and ventilators to fight the coronavirus. Catherine Herridge speaks with Greg Burel, the former director of the largest U.S. stockpile of medical supplies, who says there is not enough inventory to meet the needs of doctors and nurses.
Canadian manufacturers are answering the government’s call to switch gears to start producing medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic even if it won’t replace lost business.
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