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Factory Discarding COVID-19 Swabs Produced During Tour By Unmasked Trump: Report

27 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Trump visited a plant that produces sterile swabs and mingled with workers who wore white lab coats, masks, gloves, hair coverings, goggles and booties.
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A Maine factory says it will have to discard all coronavirus swabs made during Trump's factory tour

A Maine factory says it will have to discard all coronavirus swabs made during Trump's factory tour

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Puritan Medical Products, a medical swab manufacturer, will reportedly have to throw away all the coronavirus swabs made during President Trump's visit to the factory on Friday.
A spokesperson for Puritan did not disclose the reason, nor how many swabs will be lost.
Though workers wore lab coats and personal protective equipment, Trump did not wear a mask while touring the facility.
The company has received nearly $80 million from the federal government to double its production capacity, and told NPR in early April that it was running on a six-days-per-week schedule to meet the nation's...
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