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    Better to be safe than sorry...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us...cid=spartandhp

    The United States will seize exports of key protective medical gear until it determines whether the equipment should be kept in the country to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, two federal agencies announced on Wednesday.





    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold exports of respirators, surgical masks and surgical gloves, according to a joint announcement made with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA will then determine if the equipment should be returned for use in the United States, purchased by the U.S. government or exported.

    President Donald Trump issued a memorandum on Friday that directed federal agencies to use any authority necessary to keep the highly sought-after medical supplies in the United States.

    Governors, mayors and physicians have voiced alarm for weeks over crippling scarcities of personal protective gear for first-responders and front-line healthcare workers, as well as ventilators and other medical supplies.

    The move to seize exports will include N95 respirator masks, which filter airborne particles and are used to protect against COVID-19, the potentially lethal respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.
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    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    You're a little late with this:

    The US seized a shipment of 500,000 N95 masks bound for Canada several days ago. Apparently there was some, reportedly heated, negotiations between the two governments and the masks were released.

    A week ago, the US may have seized medical equipment in Bangkok, bound for Germany. A German minister actually used the words "piracy". Details on this incident are sketchy, so best to look for confirmation.

    I actually understand why the US government may have felt they needed to do this, but suspect it's also one of those things where there's going to be some fallout after all this is over.

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    • #3
      This is unfair, You must help Canada.

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      • #4
        It's lucky for the USA that Ireland doesn't adopt the same selfish attitude since many of the ventilators you use are made here.
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        validity." - Abraham Lincoln.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by DingBat View Post
          You're a little late with this:

          The US seized a shipment of 500,000 N95 masks bound for Canada several days ago. Apparently there was some, reportedly heated, negotiations between the two governments and the masks were released.

          A week ago, the US may have seized medical equipment in Bangkok, bound for Germany. A German minister actually used the words "piracy". Details on this incident are sketchy, so best to look for confirmation.

          I actually understand why the US government may have felt they needed to do this, but suspect it's also one of those things where there's going to be some fallout after all this is over.
          That's OK-there are three threads on Sanders dropping out...
          We are not now that strength which in old days
          Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
          Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
          To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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