NPR

German, French Officials Accuse U.S. Of Diverting Supplies

Officials in France and Germany have accused the U.S. of intercepting medical supplies as President Trump ordered an American company to stop exports. Governors complain of a "wild west" in bidding.

As the coronavirus rattles the globe, governments and aid organizations everywhere find themselves in a race to acquire scarce medical supplies and protective equipment — but some say the United States isn't playing fair.

Earlier this week, officials in both Germany and France accused the U.S. of diverting medical supplies meant for their respective countries by outbidding the original buyers.

As of Saturday, there were more than 1 by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. has the most cases globally, with Germany and France at the fourth and fifth-highest case count, respectively.

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de NPR

NPR4 min de lectureMedical
Biden Administration To Spend $1.7 Billion To Track Spread Of Coronavirus Variants
With a more contagious variant now dominant in the U.S., the country's genomic surveillance capacity is getting a major boost.
NPR3 min de lectureMedical
All Federal Inmates To Be Offered Vaccine By Mid-May, BOP Director Says
A third of people held in federal prisons have received the vaccine already. But federal inmates make up just 10% of people incarcerated in the U.S. For others, vaccine timing is uncertain.
NPR21 min de lectureSecurity
A 'Worst Nightmare' Cyberattack: The Untold Story Of The SolarWinds Hack
Russian hackers exploited gaps in U.S. defenses and spent months in government and corporate networks in one of the most effective cyber-espionage campaigns of all time. This is how they did it.