5 takeaways: AP/FRONTLINE investigate medical supply chains
October 7, 2020
From the very moment the coronavirus pandemic reached America's shores, the country was unprepared. Health care facilities didn't have the masks and equipment needed to protect their workers. The Associated Press and "FRONTLINE" launched a seven-month investigation to understand what was behind these critical shortages.
Medical supply chains are the fragile lifelines between raw materials and manufacturers overseas, and health care workers on COVID-19 front lines in the U.S. Their catastrophic collapse was one of the country's most consequential failures to control the virus.