Mad Mask: Fury Road

“Before we could send the funds by wire transfer, two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrived, showed their badges, and started questioning me.” These days, when chief physicians try to get PPE, it plays out like an action movie. The New England Journal of Medicine (which rarely has pieces optioned by Hollywood): In Pursuit of PPE.

+ And that totally normal thing where a governor arranges secret flights from China to avoid the feds to bring millions of masks and gloves to Illinois.

+ Part of the reason for the shortage: The U.S. sent millions of face masks to China early this year, ignoring pandemic warning signs.

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