I lost it when I read this
Millions of N95 masks have been available in US, UK,and Canada during this epidemic. Millions of those masks are being purchased by foreign buyers, while we desperately need them here.
The reason is that while states are trying to buy them, they must provide proof of ability to pay for them before the deal is made. By the time they do that, foreign buyers have swooped in and bought them.
Take a look at even just the first part of the article. It begins with a brief 3 paragraph summary. I lack the skill to copy and paste on my laptop without a mouse, sorry.