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A massive stockpile of 39 million N95 masks is being sold to American hospitals a?? around 27 million more than the US government's emergency stockpile

A massive stockpile of 39 million N95 masks is being sold to American hospitals a?? around 27 million more than the US government's emergency stockpile
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The Service Employees International Union said it located 39 million N95 masks and is selling them to hospitals.




That's more than the amount of masks in the national stockpile, which has around 12 million N95 masks and 30 million surgical masks.




The masks are set to be distributed to hospitals in California and New York and will be sold for $5 each.




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The Service Employees International Union said it located 39 million N95 masks and will be selling them to healthcare facilities around the country to protect healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients.
The masks will be distributed mostly to hospitals in California and New York, according to a copy of the union's statement posted by labor reporter Noam Scheiber.
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