Coronavirus Cases Surge, But The US Refuses To Take The World’s Most Available Masks
The KN95 mask is a Chinese alternative to the scarce N95 mask, but the FDA refuses to allow it into the country.
My latest: desperate healthcare workers wonder why the FDA won't allow imports of KN95 masks, the Chinese equivalent of the N95, which is cheaper, more abundant, and the CDC called a "suitable alternative."
Millions of hospital-grade KN95 masks are available for import. The US won’t allow them in.
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