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Cops: Woman's Mask May Have Caused Crash

NJ police department walks back initial remarks after noting N95 mask could've led to accident

(Newser) - Police pointed to an odd possible cause of a single-car crash in New Jersey last week, though an "overwhelming response" on social media now has them pulling that back. ABC News reports cops responded to the scene of an accident Thursday in Lincoln Park and found a red car... More »

Shark Tank Star: I Didn't Price-Gouge on N95 Masks

3M looking into ill-fated deal between Daymond John's firm, Florida

(Newser) - When deals kept falling through for Florida's Department of Emergency Management to acquire N95 face masks for the state's health care workers, Director Jared Moskowitz inked a deal with Shark Group. The state was to acquire one million masks for $7 each from the company, run by CEO... More »

Nurses Suspended After Mask Demand

They refused to care for COVID-19 patients without N95 masks

(Newser) - At Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., nurse Mike Gulick and his colleagues worried that caring for infected patients without first being able to don an N95 respirator mask was risky. But administrators at his hospital said they weren’t necessary and didn’t provide them,... More »

Trump: 3M Will Have 'Big Price to Pay' Over Masks

President used the Defense Production Act to order company to produce them

(Newser) - President Trump caused some confusion Thursday evening when he tweeted that 3M would "have a big price to pay" for its handling of its N95 masks. At a briefing earlier in the day, Trump said he was using the Defense Production Act to order 3M to produce the life-saving... More »

Flying Into Boston, a 'Remarkable Delivery'

Robert Kraft sent New England Patriots plane to China to pick up 1.2M N95 masks

(Newser) - Massachusetts just saw its largest one-day spike in coronavirus cases yet: more than 1,000 reports on Wednesday, bringing the state's total to over 7,700, with more than 120 dead, per Politico . With an expected surge of cases expected in the state in mid-April, Gov. Charlie Baker has... More »

CDC May Change Advice on Face Coverings

DIY masks are becoming more popular

(Newser) - Last month, the surgeon general issued an all-caps plea to Americans: "STOP BUYING MASKS!" But as the coronavirus outbreak worsens, a more nuanced debate is unfolding about whether Americans should be wearing masks, or some type of face covering, in public. Nobody is suggesting that people wear surgical... More »

Cop Pulled Doctor Over, Made Her Cry With Gesture

'This complete stranger ... shared his precious masks with me'

(Newser) - A doctor prepared to receive a speeding ticket as she was pulled over by a Minnesota state trooper. Instead, she received a warning and a gesture of goodwill that has her feeling that "we are going to be OK." Dr. Sarosh Ashraf Janjua, a cardiologist at a coronavirus... More »

Union Turning Over 'Every Rock' Just Found 39M N95 Masks

It just took some 'elbow grease,' a spokesman says

(Newser) - A union repping 2 million health care workers has made quite a find: 39 million N95 masks, which it will distribute to hospitals and state and local governments. "We are continuing to turn over every rock to see if we can find more personal protective equipment to make sure... More »

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