Report: 95% of Surgical Masks Made Overseas

“You can be sure to expect probing questions, from boards of directors to their CEOs, around what they will be doing to ensure that there is minimal disruption the next time a major global pandemic or any catastrophe happens.”

That comment comes from Rich Thompson with Chicago-based investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle. In an article addressing supply chain concerns, Thompson points to U.S. vulnerabilities related to drug and medical equipment supplies, citing a federal report that 95% of surgical masks and 70% of tighter-fitting respirators, such as N95 masks, are currently made overseas. 4/28/2020