The federal government is reportedly quietly seizing medical supplies from hospitals across the countryGet the Full StorySgt. Amouris Coss U.S. Army National Guard Handout Reuters
Hospitals in seven states say the federal government has been quietly seizing medical supply orders amid the coronavirus crisis, a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed April 7.
Officials and staff at the hospitals told the newspaper they never received guidance on why the materials were taken, where they went, or when they can expect replacement orders.
Government acquisitions have ranged from thermometers and testing kits to face masks, according to the LA Times.
A FEMA representative told the newspaper that "high-transmission areas were prioritized, and allocations were based on population, not on quantities requested."
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Hospital officials are claiming the federal government are quietly seizing medical supply orders amid the coronavirus crisis, an investigation from the Los Angeles Times revealed April 7.
Staff from hospitals in seven states told the LA Times that they haven't received guidance on why the materials are being taken, where they are going, or when they can expect replacement orders, according to the report.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a buttonSee Also:'We're all going to get it': An ER nurse in Detroit with 700 colleagues who already caught COVID-19 describes the pressures of working on the front line of the outbreakIn an email to employees, Tesla says it will cut salaries and furlough nonessential employeesMayor of Los Angeles says shoppers could be turned away for not wearing a mask at grocery stores