One stockpile of thousands of N95 masks was found in a cathedral’s crypt. Goldman Sachs donated 100,000 masks it said it had 'procured in the wake of previous epidemics.' And a health care union said it found 39 million more.
One stockpile was in the cathedral’s crypt. Others were with companies like Goldman Sachs. And a health care union said it found 39 million more.recent wildfires in California . The company is “working on sourcing millions of more to donate,” he said. Apple procured 10 million masks to donate to “the medical community in the United States,” its chief executive, Tim Cook, said in a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday, adding that “millions more” would be provided in Europe. A spokesman for the company declined to provide further details about the masks. While some companies were donating what is in their reserves, Pornhub purchased and donated 50,000 surgical masks to New York-area medical professionals and emergency responders, a spokesman for the company said on Thursday. The company did not say where it obtained the masks. Lawrence O. Gostin, a professor of global health law at Georgetown University, said that it was good that these companies and institutions had a philanthropic instinct to donate masks, but that quality checks and quality assurance were needed. “What these companies should be doing is offering funding for the makings of new masks that have specified quality,” Mr. Gostin said. “One has to ponder how it is that private companies that just have marginal needs for masks at best have huge stockpiles that they can donate, and that the government doesn’t have enough in its strategic reserve.” At the cathedral, the 2,000 masks not donated were being kept as a “reserve supply for pastoral needs as they rise,” said Kevin Eckstrom, a spokesman for the cathedral, but the cathedral will re-evaluate the needs in the coming days. He said the “first priority was to get the majority of them out to the folks who need them most immediately.” The cache of masks was stored in 30 cases in an unfinished section of a burial vault that was built in the 1920s, Mr. Alonso said. In another section, the crypt contains the remains of people interred in the cathedral and several chapels. The boxes with the masks were pushed back into concrete niches, which had openings that were 3 feet by 3 feet, originally meant to hold coffins, Mr. Alonso said. The niches have been used mostly for storage, he said. “It’s really in the bowels of the cathedral, you could almost say,” he said. The masks had expired, Mr. Eckstrom said, but were determined to be safe to use after consulting with the mask manufacturer and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It’s a burial vault,” Mr. Alonso said. “It’s dry as a bone, as they say, down there. And kind of climate controlled. Very steady, low-humidity environment down in the crypt there.” He said that discovering and retrieving the masks was not like the experience some people had imagined: Cathedral workers did not crawl, like Indiana Jones, through any skulls or bones in an ancient crypt. Then again, Mr. Alonso said, he and others did have to crawl about 12 feet deep into burial slots to get the masks — “deeper than a normal-length casket” — wearing masks of their own against the dust. He added: “We had a little human chain going. Over the last couple days, we got them out, sorted them out.” Advertisement Read more: The New York Times
What a coincidence, with so many masks, New York state seems to have found old respirators. What's next? The wonder drug prepared last September? There was a growing sense that it was a conspiracy to close Detrick lab and send soldiers to the wuhan world army games. How do you just find these things? I don't get it
Wow. Geez. Actual news. CathyJoeGPT Yay! Found? Really? And selling them back too? Isn’t the union so great 🤫 This is good news ! Now let’s produce enough so all medical personnel can have as many as needed. Also we need a few hundred million more so all Americans can also have them to help stop the spread of this Virus.
$5 a mask? Explain... What? they found 39 million mask in Ca hidden by a union, 39 million$? And they’re just telling us now? EUA = EU Avisei
Apple Is Donating 9 Million Masks To Combat The CoronavirusApple is one of several California tech companies giving away N95 masks. How is it that Apple would have 9M masks to donate? my first guess is that they came from China. Follow Trillspillnews
Throat_Punch This is shady AF We are being played by our govt. This is our lives at risk. This is our hard earned tax $ not being usued appropriately. This is simply a game of let the virus figure who lives or dies. Trump & his admin. are just killing times FakePandemic While some companies were donating what is in their reserves, Pornhub purchased and donated 50,000 surgical masks to New York-area medical professionals and emergency responders, a spokesman for the company said on Thursday. The company did not say where it obtained the masks.
NYS Office of Mental Health employees are working without PPE Wow. And French TV said that 'til 2014 France had a BILLION masks in stock. It didn't renew its stock when it expired. thespybrief DerAchsenZeit saltaf01 JimmyLevendia Le_Gaul Iulian68 christopherburd Weird how all those masks are turning up after Bill Barr warned that there would be consequences for hoarding essential supplies.
Its a miracle! Thank the lord! Oh look I was cleaning out the garage and found 39 million masks. Kymon5 Suspicious
Tim Cook Says Apple Is Sourcing 10 Million Masks From Its Supply ChainTim Cook said Apple has used its supply chain to procure and donate 10 million N95 protective masks to combat the coronavirus by rachsandl rachsandl Hell yeah tim Apple rachsandl An apple a day might really keep doctors away rachsandl Time to do away with giant floating petri dishes. How many people have contracted Norovirus onboard a cruise ship. They pay ZERO taxes. Do not bail them out
“One has to ponder how it is that private companies that just have marginal needs for masks at best have huge stockpiles that they can donate, and that the government doesn’t have enough in its strategic reserve.” Indeed. BrandonLBradfor What?! Have businesses been hoarding these masks along? Where and why does all these group have stock piles of N95?🤔
SEIU 'found' them. 🤨 Yeah because they all had to run prey before they go into hiding Uhhhhhhhhhh what?
Union selling 39 million N95 masks to hospitals, more than US stockpile - Business InsiderThe Service Employees International Union said in a statement, circulating on Twitter, that it's selling 39 million masks to hospitals around the country. MahbubManik Bangladesh help you Is it concidence or untold trap the world is pushed into Opinions opinions, let’s hear em?
Washington National Cathedral found 5,000 medical masks just sitting in its cryptThe cathedral purchased them around 2006, during an earlier health scare. Most of the masks will now be donated.
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Pence thanks Apple for donating 9 million N95 face masks to health-care workersVice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that Apple Inc. has donated 9 million N95 face masks to health-care workers amid the coronavirus crisis. Apple CEO Tim Cook had tweeted Saturday that the company would donate "millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe." Pence made his comments during a White House press briefing late Tuesday, thanking Apple and other companies, such as Ford Motor Co. , 3M and McDonald's Corp. for the "level of generosity" they are showing to the American people. Apple is the latest tech company to come to the aid of overwhelmed health-care workers. Facebook Inc. earlier donated its stockpile of 720,000 face masks, and Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk acquired 1,200 ventilators from China and is sending them to U.S. hospitals. Apple and Facebook apparently had the face-mask stockpile for employees following years of serious wildfires in California. Govt incompetence. Relies on Chinas and corporate donations for essentials Gee, thanks Apple for helping out people too incompetent to do their own jobs right. Why did apple have 9 million masks and how much more does it have? We have health workers dying out there.