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Centering on Coronavirus: Medical Supply Shortages

By Aleksandra Srdanovic

In this issue brief, The New Center outlines steps the federal government and states have taken to address supply shortages, and what America can and should do in the future to ensure access to critical medicines and supplies when we need them.

Numbers At-A-Glance

  • 40% of finished product drugs

    in the U.S. are sourced from overseas

  • Over 90% of N95 respirators

    sold in the U.S. were made abroad

  • The parts required to make a ventilator

    are sourced from over a dozen countries

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