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Trump’s Failure to Mandate Emergency Medical Manufacturing is a Massive Mistake

President Trump can use the DPA right now to give hospitals the protective gear, ventilators and other resources they need. Why won’t he act?

President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act on March 18th, but he has failed to mandate production of ventilators and other health equipment a week later. He also has Federal stockpile of 20,000 ventilators he’s not releasing. Someone at the Federal level has finally has agreed to release some because they seem to understand that the battle is now in our big cities.

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