Workers make masks at a factory of Chinese underwear brand Threegun in Shanghai on April 8. Factories in China are running shifts nearly 24/7 to meet demand for personal protective equipment including masks. Photo: Xinhua
Joel A. Gallo
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Joel A. Gallo

In the dash for medical gear amid the coronavirus, the US must realise it’s a seller’s market in China now

  • In China, factories are running almost non-stop to supply a flood of orders for medical gear. Yet, US hospitals still insist on rigid procurement practices. They need to accept that it’s a seller’s market and recalibrate their expectations
Workers make masks at a factory of Chinese underwear brand Threegun in Shanghai on April 8. Factories in China are running shifts nearly 24/7 to meet demand for personal protective equipment including masks. Photo: Xinhua
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