. In Case You Missed It – Financial predators made more than $1 billion off COVID « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – When the COVID crisis hit in 2020, the federal government needed far more N95 masks and other protective equipment than it had — so it began awarding contracts to companies promising to provide them, often at a steep mark-up.

As with almost every relief program that was created as a result of the pandemic, speed was prioritized above all else. Money was flying out the door with very little incentive to vet people’s claims.

Interesting health section at NPR


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