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Wed May 6, 2020, 10:41 PM

Federal certification 'delayed' for the N95 masks California ordered from China

Federal certification for the N95 masks California ordered from Chinese company BYD has been “delayed,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.

California paid $3.30 per N95 mask in its deal with BYD, according to an invoice provided to The Bee and other news outlets Wednesday morning. Last month, the state wired BYD a $495 million up front payment for the masks, which are believed to be the best protection for doctors, nurses and other critical workers against the coronavirus.

Newsom acknowledged that his administration was slow to release COVID-19 contracts, including the BYD contract, to the public, saying he did not want the details to jeopardize receipt of the masks. The state released the contract late Wednesday, after the governor said the equipment was arriving.

“We negotiated a pretty good price in the middle of all of this,” Newsom said, noting that other states were paying $6, $7, even $12 a mask.

Read more: https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article242546811.html

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TexasTowelie May 2020 OP
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Girard442 May 2020 #2
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Wed May 6, 2020, 10:44 PM

1. K&R!

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Wed May 6, 2020, 10:52 PM

2. Maybe CA should tell the Feds the masks are for spray paint booths.

You know Californians love their custom paint jobs.

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Wed May 6, 2020, 11:11 PM

3. I think this entire administration

should be brought up on war crimes - crimes against humanity. I am sick of trumpie playing this BS game of roulette with American lives so he can stick it to states with democratic governors. He is literally playing with people's lives. Who in the fuck does he think he is ? In a just world, he'd die of something long, protracted, debilitating, disfiguring and painful.

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