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Amazon has teamed up with medical-supply company Urgent Response Products amid the coronavirus fallout to stock a website for health care providers and government groups.
The page on Amazon's website, COVID-19 Supplies, sells a range of personal protective equipment, including gloves, goggles, face masks and other supplies, but the gear is being offered only to frontline workers.
Amazon said it will not make a profit on the sales.
While the actual number of supplies has not been disclosed, URN's founder and chairman, Brent Skoda told FOX Business that "millions PPE units have been supplied" to Amazon.
"The entire Urgent Response Network team has worked tirelessly to secure a reliable and vetted supply of PPE raw materials, factory, manufacturing, production space, quality control, testing and logistics," Skoda said. "This initiative provides PPE to hospitals and governments to ensure the front line teams are kept safe during the COVID-19 pandemic."
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Urgent Response was recently the recipient of $10 billion in purchase orders, president JP McDade said in a report, adding that a team of executives decides how the supplies are allocated, weighing states' individual needs with what can realistically be provided.
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