Hospitals Say FEMA Is Seizing Medical Supplies for Unknown Reasons

HeadlineApr 08, 2020

The Los Angeles Times reports the Trump administration is quietly seizing hospitals’ orders of masks, thermometers and other medical equipment crucial to treating COVID-19 patients. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is not publicly disclosing what supplies it’s seizing or where it’s planning to reroute them. One medical official asked the L.A. Times, “Are they stockpiling this stuff? Are they distributing it? We don’t know. And are we going to ever get any of it back if we need supplies? It would be nice to know these things.”

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