Thursday, March 19, 2020

Trump Invokes A Cold War Relic, The Defense Production Act, For Coronavirus Shortages

A demonstration of a ventilator for future patients with coronavirus at Samson Assuta Ashdod University Hospital in Ashdod, Israel. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

Bowing to increasing pressure to do so, President Trump announced Wednesday he would use a law dating back to the early years of the Cold War to address serious shortages of supplies needed for responding to the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.  Read more >>