The coronavirus is threatening to overwhelm our entire healthcare system. Medical professionals are facing a severe shortage of basic essentials like cotton swabs, masks and ventilators. And without markedly expanding our nation’s manufacturing capacity, once a vaccine is developed we still wouldn’t be able to make it fast enough or in sufficient quantities.
President Trump must immediately wield the Defense Production Act — historically used in time of war — under which the government can compel American companies to prioritize making goods required for national security.
Use the Defense Production Act RIGHT NOW to drive generation of the supplies, treatments and capacity that our health care system, and the world’s people, are desperate for.
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