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Trump bans export of protective gear after slamming 3M

President Donald Trump on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act to ban “unscrupulous actors and profiteers” from exporting critical medical gear used to protect wearers from the coronavirus. The president unveiled the new order amid a dispute with U.S. manufacturing giant 3M, which had warned the Trump administration that halting its …

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Which states are doing the most COVID-19 screening

A health care professional swab tests a patient for coronavirus at drive-through testing outside the Emergency Room entrance at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Milton, MA on March 30, 2020. Matthew J. Lee | The Boston Globe via Getty Images The U.S. hit a milestone this week — albeit one …

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3M tells Trump halting exports would reduce number of masks

3M  warned on Friday that the Trump administration’s request for the company to stop exporting respirator masks could actually make the protective gear less available in the United States. The Minnesota manufacturing giant issued the warning a day after President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to force 3M …

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3M CEO defends mask production after Trump invokes DPA

The CEO of 3M said Friday his company is maximizing its efforts to get respirator masks to U.S. health workers fighting the coronavirus, pushing back on what he called President Donald Trump‘s “absurd” suggestion that the manufacturer was not doing all it could. “Nothing is further from the truth,” CEO Mike Roman …

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