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A plane carrying over a million surgical #masks for the IDF to use in the fight against #coronavirus has landed in Ben-Gurion airport, in an operation run by the US Department of Defense's Delegation of Procurement.
"In the past two weeks we have purchased and flown to Israel tens of thousands of swabs, masks, protective suits for medical staff and more," said Limor Kolishevsky, head of the New York Purchasing and Logistics Division.
"A million masks, procured in China, were quickly flown to Israel with the intention that the IDF will be using them within the next few days," he said.
The New York delegation, part of the national procurement effort for medical equipment to fight the coronavirus, works with a with a wide range of international suppliers to purchase essential medical equipment for the IDF according to Kolishevsky.
The US Department of Defense delivers one million surgical masks to be used by the IDF
(photo credit: MINISTRY OF DEFENSE SPOKESPERSON'S OFFICE)
WASHINGTON — Although President Trump has directed states and hospitals to secure what supplies they can, the federal government is quietly seizing orders, leaving medical providers across the country in the dark about where the material is going and how they can get what they need to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
originally posted by: subfab
a reply to: gladtobehere
thank you. so, it appears as though the united states government is no longer prioritizing its own citizens.
we are living in some strange times.