WHAT WE KNOW:
Healthcare workers in at least 40 hospitals across Washington state may have been using fake N95 masks since December.
- The Washington State Hospital Association unknowingly bought 300,000 counterfeit 3M masks in December.
- The association distributed the fake masks to 40 hospitals, where healthcare workers used them.
- The masks had the appropriate paperwork and passed physical inspection and testing.
US authorities investigating a massive counterfeit N95 mask operation in which fake @3M face coverings were sold in at least 5 states to hospitals, medical facilities and government agencies, reports @AP.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) February 10, 2021
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