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'We're competing against the federal government': States accuse Trump administration of seizing medical equipment

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Disarray across US follows White House statements that national stockpile not intended for states' use
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Officials in at least 6 states are accusing the federal government of quietly diverting their orders for coronavirus medical equipment

Officials in at least 6 states are accusing the federal government of quietly diverting their orders for coronavirus medical equipment

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

States have been making their own orders for ventilators, masks, and other personal protective equipment since President Donald Trump told them in March not to rely on the national stockpile for medical supplies.
Trump has also instructed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to decide which states need equipment first, according to The New York Times .
But state and health leaders in Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Kentucky, Texas, and Florida are now accusing the federal government of of intercepting and diverting their equipment orders without explaining why.
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