The United States is blocking other countries from acquiring the most sought-after products in the context of the coronavirus pandemic – medical masks, gloves and protective suits.
As News Front previously reported, in the midst of a pandemic, the United States faced an incredible shortage of medical products. Doctors had to work without masks or use them several times, contrary to the rules. Later it became known that the crisis could have been avoided, but American companies were actively selling masks along with mechanical ventilation machines to China when the coronavirus was raging there.
Now the United States, which provides support to other countries in the fight against COVID-19, prohibits the use of allocated funds for the purchase of personal protective equipment. It is noteworthy that Washington does not hide the fact that the decision was made to curb competition, writes The New York Times.
Later, the American administration, whose actions resonated, made adjustments to its policy. Thus, organizations that received money to provide assistance in other countries were allowed to purchase remedies only where they would be used.
The new approach created only additional bureaucratic obstacles, because now organizations have to send a request to Washington and wait for written approval for the use of finances for the purchase of personal protective equipment, ventilators, and even coronavirus tests.China denied US and Russian nuclear weapons talks