Ten African countries have no ventilators at all, and necessities like oxygen and masks — and even soap and water — are scarce across the continent.
When it comes to protective equipment, medical supplies and the economy, Trump's many promises have failed to materialize.
The president manipulated Colorado's order of coronavirus equipment to help embattled GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette says.
An AP report found agencies responding to the coronavirus pandemic waited far too late to bulk order essential medical equipment for health professionals.
The governor said the Chinese government was sending the ventilators as the state faces a shortage of medical equipment amid the coronavirus pandemic.
They're bidding against each other and the federal government for supplies Americans desperately need. Then sometimes the orders just don't show up.
President Donald Trump has insisted that the stockpile is only a short-term backup for states.
Hospitals nationwide have issued pleas for protective equipment, including those in New York City, which said they only have a one-week supply left.
More than 1,600 have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. so far.
The memorandum directed at General Motors comes as hospitals say they'll need more ventilators to weather the coronavirus pandemic.