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POTUS invokes Defense Production Act

After projected shortages of medical supplies, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act that enables manufacturers to prioritize the production of ventilators and medical protective gear. 

Under the Defense Production Act, manufacturers like General Electric will be provided with the necessary supplies to produce and manufacture ventilators and protective gear to treat patients with coronavirus.  This act also forces the mask manufacturer 3M Co. to prioritize the production of protective face masks and ventilators for the United States.

Under this act, the Federal Government will be able to provide the necessary medical equipment to treat patients in the hardest-hit areas of the country and be well equipped for the surge of cases that are expected in the upcoming weeks.

 
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