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Masks for All: Using Purchase Guarantees and Targeted Deregulation to Boost Production of Essential Medical Equipment   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "Demand has rapidly outstripped supply as the urgent need for personal protective equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks, respirators, gloves, and gowns, as well as for ventilators, continues to grow apace with the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] global pandemic. Despite paying 10 times its usual rate for N95 respirators, the state of New York still cannot source adequate supply. Some factories are trying to retool to start making PPE, but a combination of regulatory barriers and demand uncertainty is limiting them from scaling up and is preventing others from starting at all."

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2020-04-08
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George Mason University, Mercatus Center
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