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Countries criticize China for sending – and resending – faulty COVID-19 test kits, supplies

April 23, 2020 / By Barnini Chakraborty | Fox News

It’s been months — and China still can’t deliver.

The COVID-19 global outbreak that ignited a mad dash to buy up millions of masks, rapid test kits and other personal protective equipment around the world hit a major snag when countries counted on China for help.

The growing pains of trying to slide into the role of international hero as well as rushing — and failing — to fulfill billions of orders might lead to China’s undoing.

When news of the novel coronavirus hit, China, the epicenter of the crisis, became the target of anger and accusations.

Still, as the virus grew in strength and spread around the world infecting more than 2.5 million people, China took the opportunity to rebrand itself as a global humanitarian.

The problem is that they aren’t one.

While suggesting to the world they were donating equipment and test kits, Beijing actually bumped up prices and sold lifesaving supplies at a tremendous profit.

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Chris currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Surgio Health as well as COO at Ortho Spine Partners. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that solve real problems that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help drive better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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