US authorities are scrambling to amass enough masks and ventilators to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP US authorities are scrambling to amass enough masks and ventilators to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP
US authorities are scrambling to amass enough masks and ventilators to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP

How the United States ‘wasted two months’ to prepare for the coronavirus

  • American stockpiles of essential health equipment such as ventilators and masks are quickly being drained as the number of patients needing critical care surges
  • Experts say the federal government should spearhead efforts to make sure that supplies are available and go to the places that need them most.

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US authorities are scrambling to amass enough masks and ventilators to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP US authorities are scrambling to amass enough masks and ventilators to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP
US authorities are scrambling to amass enough masks and ventilators to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AP
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