Mark Cuban calls out 3M for allowing distributors to jack up prices for critical N95 respiratory masks

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban accused 3M of failing to keep prices of its face masks low during a time when they are critical to combatting the coronavirus in the country. On March 21, the billionaire took to Twitter to accuse 3M of allowing its distributors to raise the prices of the masks to turn a profit. In an interview with Bloomberg, Cuban admonished the price gouging of N95 respirator masks, calling the act “wrong” and “criminal.” 3M has said the company cannot control the prices that distributors charge for 3M products. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban called out the manufacturing giant 3M… Read More

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America Needs Plasma From COVID-19 Survivors Now

Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Tatiana Prowell knew it was a long shot, but she didn’t know what else to do. Her brother-in-law’s father, the man she knew affectionately as “Papa Doc,” was in the ICU with COVID-19, and things were not looking good. “HELP!,” she tweeted late on Wednesday night: She needed to find someone who had recovered from COVID-19, and then ask for their blood. The day before Prowell tweeted her plea, the Food and Drug Administration began allowing doctors to use plasma, the yellow fluid in which blood cells are suspended, as a… Read More

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