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Thursday, April 02, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced the distribution of hoarded personal protective equipment (PPE), including approximately 192,000 N95 respirator masks, to those on the frontline of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response in New York and New Jersey.

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The FBI discovered the supplies during an enforcement operation by the Department of Justice's COVID-19 Hoarding and Price Gouging Task Force on March 30 and alerted HHS which used its authority under Defense Production Act (DPA) to order that the supplies be immediately furnished to the United States.

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Hey, Barr did something for the people, what a concept!

#1 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-04-02 11:45 AM | Reply

That actually is great to see them doing that with gougers.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-02 12:15 PM | Reply

They bought them.They didn't confiscate them.

HHS will pay the owner of the hoarded equipment pre-COVID-19 fair market value for the supplies and has begun distributing to meet the critical need for the supplies among healthcare workers in New York and New Jersey.

#3 | Posted by Scotty at 2020-04-02 07:55 PM | Reply

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