PARIS - The hunt for ventilators and other medical supplies is consuming the U.S. and Europe, as new virus infections soar.
Political paralysis stalled efforts for quick aid from Congress and more governments tightened restrictions, sending U.S. futures and many Asian markets down.
New York City is quickly becoming a hotspot for the new coronavirus, and the mayor says hospitals are 10 days away from running out of basic supplies.
Medical supplies and hospital space are in short supply elsewhere as well. Spain erected a field hospital in a convention center. British health workers pleaded for more gear, saying they felt like “cannon fodder.”
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said that supplies are being shipped all across the state in order to keep up with the high influx of new patients.