Pentagon Sends Millions for PPE

Pentagon Sends Millions for PPE

(NewsReady.com) – As America moves away from its reliance on China for medical supplies, domestic production is ramping up. Masks, in particular, are in high demand as COVID-19 continues to spread. To alleviate this shortage, the Pentagon signed a $126-million contract with 3M to help the company scale up its N95 production.

Within the next 12 months, 3M will increase its annual mask manufacturing by at least 312 million. This new level of output will help to alleviate shortages and replenish national stockpiles. In addition, starting in October, the company must increase its output by 26 million per month with the funding it received through the CARES Act.

The Pentagon has also given out another $133 million in total to increase N95 mask production. Of that money, 3M got $76 million while the rest is split between Honeywell and Owens & Minor. Also in April, the Defense Department announced another $415 million contract to fund 60 machines to decontaminate used N95 masks to extend the lifespan of already-existing masks.

The amount of funding going out for mask-related production is a sign that the US is well on its way to providing personal protective equipment for everyone, regardless of global market trends.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Made in China financed by American government and assorted banks and corporate heads blame the right people please

  2. IF U READ DAN BROWN’S NOVEL INFERNO MAYBE YOU WILL THINK OVER POPULATION IS REALLY THE NUMBER PROBLEM FACING THE WORLD TODAY.
    IF YOU DO THEN JUST MAYBE SOMETHING GOOD WILL COME FROM THIS PANDEMIC.
    MORE THINGS TO CONSIDER 1900 WORLD POPULATION 3 BILLION . WWI CASULITIES 25 MILLION, SPANISH FLU 1918-1919, 50 MILLION CAUAULTIES, WWII 75 MILLION CASULTIES. EVEN WITH THESE 3 EVENTS THAT PRODUCED 150 MILLION IN THE CENTURY THE WORLD POPULATION DOUBLED TO 6 BILLION IN 2000 – . WORLD POPULATION 2100 12 BILLION ?

  3. I wonder how much of these millions will be used to give bonuses and pay increases to upper management and dividends to stockholders.

  4. For those who know the video game Fallout 4 … yep, lets just blow China off the map along with ourselves seeing how all of us from the top down can’t get along with each other.. then what? It wii be exactly what the top dogs in this world that are pulling the strings want…. it would save them a lot of money. It would be one giant incinerator and definitely cut the expense of body bags. If you are able to add 2+ 2 then you people might understand that this is the way the human race has always solved its problems. As long as the mentality of mankind exists as the way it is with the idea I have a “bigger” gun than you I do not have hope of mankind surviving much longer. We now have the capability to totally exterminate ourselves. We are all still thinking on the level of bows and arrows and are barely up to the level of cavemen with AK47’s. With that mentality we will never admit if we are wrong about anything nor will any politician or leader of any country. This I see is the one greatest error in all of us. Most all of us are rather to stupid or just plain out dumb to see it would be better to sit down and figure out the problem TOGETHER. We are just a bunch of savages with cell phones. Yep, lets just nuke China and get everybody else involved in the blood bath. Maybe this time around since we are so good at killing each other we will cover the whole earth in the blood. Lets see if there will be anybody left then that thinks that he has the “bigger” gun.. oh!.. it just may be the one’s who are pulling the strings. I wonder if when they come up out of there underground “Vaults” … will they think it was all worth th effort?

  5. china is doing this pandemic thing as a new way of attacking the USA with out firing a shot just scrap the bodies into mass grave and cover them with lime and dirt and tell the ones left that they (the china’s )are there to help us…. SCREW THAT LETS BLOW THEM INTO THERE HELL AND TURN china INTO A GLASS PARKING LOT !!!!!!!!

  6. not made in china, so nice to hear, be great to do medicine next be fore they poison us that way, that would be great.

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