California to buy 200 million masks a month amid outbreak, will distribute to other states

Associated Press
California to buy 200 million masks a month amid outbreak, will distribute to other states

California plans to spend nearly $1 billion to buy up to 200 million masks each month to boost its stockpile of protective gear during the COVID-19 outbreak, an eye-popping figure meant to turn the state into a distributor of medical equipment for other Western states struggling with supply shortages.