Manufacturers Seek U.S. Help Deciding Where To Ship Scarce Medical Goods
To address coronavirus-related shortages, companies want the federal government to provide strategic guidance
By Rebecca Ballhaus and Andrew Restuccia | The Wall Street Journal
Updated March 29, 2020 5:36pm ET
HIDA President and CEO Matthew Rowan weighs in on the urgency for FEMA to designate priority locations for critical medical supply shipments. (WSJ subscription needed).
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WASHINGTON—Producers and distributors of medical supplies across the country are raising red flags about what they say is a lack of guidance from the federal government about where to send their products, as hospitals compete for desperately needed masks and ventilators to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The issue is taking on greater urgency as supplies run short in hard-hit regions. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for example, said the city could run out of supplies after a week, saying in a CNN interview the city would “need a re-enforcement” after that to address a crisis that is certain to last much longer. (...) Full Article (subscription)►