16 Apr 2020

China’s Export Restrictions Strand Medical Goods U.S. Needs to Fight Coronavirus, State Department Says

Export restrictions imposed by China have resulted in American companies’ face masks, test kits, and other medical equipment essential to fighting COVID-19 stranded in China. According to US diplomatic memos, the large quantities of protective gear and medical goods are sitting in Chinese warehouses, unable to receive the necessary clearances

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16 Apr 2020

PPE, COVID-19 Medical Supplies Targeted by BEC Scams

The FBI has confirmed that agencies aiming to but items like ventilators have unknowingly been conned into a BEC scam in which they transfer funds to threat actors rather than legitimate organizations. There has been a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in American hospitals across the country, and the

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16 Apr 2020

Lawrence Livermore Looks to Industry to Commercialize New Ventilator Prototype

A group of experts at Lawrence Livermore National Lab formed in March, aiming to produce solutions for the lack of ventilators as the world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic. The scientists and engineers’ initial work was revealed this week and is titled the Novel Emergency Response Ventilator (NERVe) Prototype. The

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