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Critical Medical Supplies Are Stuck in China With No Planes to Ship Them

  • Cargo shipments from China delayed as airlines halt flights
  • Health-care providers face critical shortage of masks, gowns
Face masks sit at a Dealmed-Park Surgical supply facility in Lakewood, New Jersey.
Face masks sit at a Dealmed-Park Surgical supply facility in Lakewood, New Jersey.Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Michael Einhorn’s Chinese suppliers of masks and surgical gowns have finally restarted production. His challenge now is to find cargo space to get them to his U.S. customers fast enough.

Einhorn, president of Brooklyn, New York-based Dealmed-Park Surgical, says the small quantities of critical medical supplies he has procured are sitting in warehouses for more than a week before they can get on cargo planes.