President Donald Trump today claimed he would invoke the Protection Production Act, a shift that opens up the distribution of necessary medical materials these kinds of as masks and ventilators.
Trump has taken criticism for not applying his authority before when there is a critical lack of ventilators among providers.
Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White Home Coronavirus Job Force, claimed the U.S. stockpile is in extra of 10,000.
Protection Secretary Mark Esper claimed he is releasing up to 2,000 operational deployable ventilators. He is also building obtainable up to 5 million N95 encounter masks from reserves to