Hospitals and medical facilities across America are struggling to get the appropriate PPE or personal protection equipment needed for front-line workers in the war against the Wuhan coronavirus. On March 24, President Trump signed an executive order to prevent the hoarding of PPE and essential medical supplies needed in the fight against COVID19. Yesterday, the home of a 43-year-old Brooklyn, NY man, who lives in the state hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, was raided by the FBI and was caught hoarding an incredible amount of invaluable PPE. According to ABC News, the despicable Brooklyn citizen was selling the PPE for profit to doctors and nurses for as much as 700% above market value.
Hundreds of thousands of masks and other pieces of medical equipment seized from a Brooklyn man will be distributed to medical workers on the front lines treating novel coronavirus patients in New York and New Jersey, the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday.
According to the DOJ, the equipment includes roughly 192,000 N95 respirator masks, nearly 600,000 medical gloves, 130,000 surgical masks, procedure masks, N100 masks, surgical gowns, disinfectant towels, particulate filters, bottles of hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray.
Prosecutors say 43-year-old Baruch Feldheim hoarded the supplies in order to take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis and was selling them to doctors and nurses at prices as much as 700% above market value.
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As it turns out, the 43-year-old Brooklyn man isn’t the only one who’s putting his fellow citizens behind making a profit.
Last night, we reported about Jared Moskowitz, Director of Florida Emergency Management. Moskowitz is the person in charge of getting N-95 masks for his state. Tonight, he appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to explain how the authorized distributors of the 3M company are selling their medical face masks to the highest bidder, and that bidder, according to Moskowitz are foreign countries who are paying cash for them. When Moskowitz asked 3M if the stories about them selling their masks to foreign countries are true, they wouldn’t deny his accusation.
Moskowitz explained, “This is not about the workers, it’s about the executives who decided not to put Americans first.”
Moskowitz told Tucker, “The idea that an American company is selling masks away from our hospitals, away from our doctors, away from the real heroes on the front lines is something that will long be investigated after this. But it’s really criminal—that I can’t and other emergency management directors of hospitals cant get life-saving PPE because a company decided to make a globalist decision and not put America first.
Last night, President Trump tweeted about the 3M story, saying, “We hit 3M hard today after seeing what they were doing with their Masks. “P Act” all the way. Big surprise to many in government as to what they were doing – will have a big price to pay!”
We hit 3M hard today after seeing what they were doing with their Masks. “P Act” all the way. Big surprise to many in government as to what they were doing – will have a big price to pay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2020