TSA insider faults agency's response to coronavirus
June 19, 2020
A Transportation Security Administration official charges that the agency helped spread COVID-19 by failing to provide enough protective gear for airport screeners who are in close contact with travelers every day.
The top TSA official in Kansas, Jay Brainard, says the agency didn't train staff for the pandemic and barred supervisors like him from giving screeners stockpiled N95 respirators in March when facial coverings such as surgical masks were hard to buy.
"I have no doubt whatsoever that our people became Typhoid Marys and contributed to the spread of that virus because TSA senior le...