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Feds OK’d Export of Millions of N95 Masks as U.S. Workers Cried for More  

By Editor - Fri Feb 19, 5:53 pm

This story also ran on CNN . It can be republished for free. In the midst of a national shortage of N95 masks, the U.S. government quietly granted an exception to its export ban on protective gear, allowing as many as 5 million of the masks per month to be shipped overseas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the waiver in the final moments of Donald Trump’s presidency last month, allowing a Texas company to export its products after it failed to secure U.S. customers, according to the FEMA letter obtained by KHN. National Nurses United president Zenei Triunfo-Cortez called the export waiver “unconscionable” and said N95s remain under lock and key in many hospitals. She said she still has to “beg” for a new N95 if hers gets soiled during a shift caring for covid-19 patients

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Feds OK’d Export of Millions of N95 Masks as U.S. Workers Cried for More

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