President Trump lead another Coronavirus task force briefing from the White House on Monday evening.
The President was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, US Attorney General Bill Barr and others.
Trump signed a second executive order to providing authority to address hoarding and price gouging that threatens the supply of medical supplies.
Attorney General Bill Barr put hoarders on notice and said they will get a knock on the door if they are sitting on a large amount of supplies.
“We have started to see some evidence of potential hoarding and price gouging,” said Barr. “So, earlier today the president signed a second executive order providing the authority to address…hoarding that threatens the supply of those necessary health and medical resources.”
“If you have a big supply of toilet paper in your house, this is not something you have to worry about. But if you are sitting on a warehouse with masks, surgical masks, you will be hearing a knock on your door,” Barr said.
Attorney General Barr: "If you have a big supply of toilet paper in your house, this is not something you have to worry about. But if you are sitting on a warehouse with masks, surgical masks, you will be hearing a knock on your door."
Full video here: https://t.co/jfuGGc0Nu1 pic.twitter.com/hyqt7MJWAc
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 23, 2020
Then today this happened…
Then on Thursday the SEIU Healthcare Workers West announced they had located a mysterious stash of 39 million N95 face masks.
What wonderful news!
NBC Bay Area reported:
Service Employees International Union United Healthcare Workers West announced Thursday that it located 39 million N95 masks and will make them available to state and local governments and health care systems that are fighting the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The union found a distributor with the masks, which are cleared for surgical use, after pleas from health care workers as new coronavirus cases surge across the state and the country as a whole.
Union officials said they also found a supplier that can produce some 20 million protective masks per week and another that can supply millions of protective face shields.
Here's more detail from the SEIU announcement for those who are asking about it. pic.twitter.com/nsNRJSLWU2
— Noam Scheiber (@noamscheiber) March 26, 2020