He removed labels that said medical use prohibited, then tried to sell thousands of masks to officials who distribute to hospitals
The new bags, intended to make their way to Texas hospitals, simply omitted that warning. That trust has eroded as Chinese-made masks claiming, sometimes falsely, to be 95% effective at filtering virus-laden particles made their way into hospitals and now local convenience stores. The operation Rensko witnessed had the potential to push faulty masks into the Texas supply chain just as Gov. He told his wife, who told a friend, who told another friend, who told me. The absurdity, greed and incompetence surrounding the distribution of coronavirus-era masks has taken me to Chicago, California and, now, Texas.
Local woman makes medical masks from antibacterial fabric
HOUSTON – Men and women are on the front lines battling the coronavirus in Houston, while there is a major shortage of personal protective equipment. Megan Eddings, a local woman who uses an antibacterial fabric for her fitness apparel line, is now using the same material to make masks.
9 thing to know from Houston mayor’s coronavirus outbreak update Thursday
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner provided an update Thursday on coronavirus testing in Houston. Here are the top takeaways regarding the response to the coronavirus outbreak, including the announcement of the first death in Houston. Houston to sustain 1 testing siteTurner said the Butler Stadium testing facility in Houston has tested 1,100 people. FEMA supplies are comingTurner said FEMA shipped another load of supplies, including 5,000 test kits, Thursday. Free meals at Houston parksThe city of Houston will continue to help feed children during the Stay At Home order.