Eat or Be Eaten A Nasty Competition Emerges in Hunt for Corona Protective Gear

A worldwide battle for protective masks, ventilators and protective equipment has erupted, with wealthier nations outbidding the poor for the direly needed supplies. In the long term, however, the rich countries’ strategy could backfire.
The production of protective masks in Turkey: Corona capitalism is not painting a positive picture of rich countries.

The production of protective masks in Turkey: Corona capitalism is not painting a positive picture of rich countries.

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Women sew masks at a textiles factory in Iran

Women sew masks at a textiles factory in Iran

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The production of masks in Russia

The production of masks in Russia

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The production of masks in Kenya

The production of masks in Kenya

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