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New York Times report: FDA fails to quickly ban faulty N95-style masks despite knowledge of failed tests

May 11, 2020
A delay of three weeks occurred before 65 manufacturers were banned.

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In an article published May 7, 2020, The New York Times reported that 65 manufacturers of faulty N95-style masks were not banned by the Food and Drug Administration until three weeks after failed test results were known. The KN95 masks were purchased and/or used by individuals in health care who were on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full article may be found here: F.D.A. Bans Faulty Masks, 3 Weeks After Failed Tests