There was recently a story on NPR about a simultaneous oversupply and shortage for N95 masks. NPR interviewed a businessman who runs a medical supplies company with approximately 15 million masks in their warehouse in Miami. He’s had to lay off about 25% of his 2,000 employees because he can’t find buyers for his masks. NPR also interviewed an administrator with a mid-sized medical system. She described her company’s inability to acquire the necessary protective equipment for their doctors, nurses and staff. Connecting these two parties should be easy, shouldn’t it?
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