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Rob Handfield Explains Why US Companies are Struggling After Producing N95 Respirators During COVID

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, explains how restrictions on supplies from China led to U.S. companies entered the mask and N95 respirator market.

“China, realizing that they have a crisis on their hands, restricted the export of all masks to the United States,” said Handfield. “So, while those companies were still producing, he says, they were forbidden by the Chinese government from shipping the masks to the United States.”

Read more on NPR.