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The increased demand for medical supplies: AmerisourceBergen CEO


Steven Collis, AmerisourceBergen CEO, joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss the surge in demand for medical supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak.

General Motors and Ford are studying whether they can use their auto factories to support production of ventilators and other medical equipment to help combat the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the nation.

GM CEO Mary Barra spoke with the Trump administration Wednesday about the automaker’s decision to pause production, the company said in a statement.

“She also indicated GM is working to help find solutions for the nation during this difficult time and has offered to help, and we are already studying how we can potentially support production of medical equipment like ventilators,” according to the statement.

Ford also confirmed the company has had preliminary discussions with the government and is looking into the feasibility of producing medical equipment.

“As America’s largest producer of vehicles and top employer of autoworkers, Ford stands ready to help the administration in any way we can, including the possibility of producing ventilators and other equipment,” a spokesperson said in an email.

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Doctors Resort to Black Market For Medical Supplies As Trump Refuses Pleas for Equipment | NowThis


This doctor had to buy COVID-19 gear on the black market because of the nationwide lack of medical supplies.
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In US news and current events today, this doctor spent $17k on black market medical gear because of the nationwide lack of supplies to fight COVID-19. Hospital workers across the country are forced to get creative with how they protect themselves while treating COVID-19 patients.

A NYC nurse who treated COVID-19 patients died from the virus. He worked at a hospital where nurses have taken to wearing garbage bags as protection because they ran out of gowns. Health care workers and state officials are calling on Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act, which would order businesses to produce protective equipment. Trump says that enough companies have been volunteering.

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