You’re listening to a press conference from the Harvard School of Public Health with Leonard Marcus, founding co-director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School. And John Spengler, the Akira Yamaguchi professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation at the Harvard Chan School. And Edward Nardell,
In the midst of a national shortage of N95 masks, the U.S. government quietly granted an exception to its export ban on protective gear, allowing as many as 5 million of the masks per month to be shipped overseas.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued