Where do N95 masks come from - This I didn't know

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by hppygr8ful hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I (Guide) Guide Expert Nurse

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 20 years experience.

So I guess that most over 95% of PPE equipment is manufactured in China. This may explain why there is such a shortage. Manufacturing ground to a halt and their supply on hand was being kept for their own use. Now that their crisis has leveled out they are again manufacturing for export. We should be seeing some masks soon......

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/distributors-are-racing-to-import-n95-masks-from-china.html