Responding to a dwindling emergency supply of face masks, Congresswoman Lori Trahan has proposed the Pandemic Production Act to incentivize increased production of the protective gear.
The Massachusetts Nursing Association says right now, the state has a two-week emergency supply of masks but should have a 90 day supply.
“It doesn’t seem like too much to ask for at all. It seems like a very simple piece of medical equipment that should be easily accessible.
Congresswoman Lori Trahan is trying to do just that. She’s proposed the Pandemic Production Act, which is currently in front of a House committee.
“It will provide direct incentives to American manufacturers to establish new or expand upon existing production lines of PPE and medical devices and technology,” says Congresswoman Trahan. “It basically ensures that we never get caught flat-footed by a pandemic or an infectious disease outbreak again. That includes the second wave that we’re hearing is ahead of us.”