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Pandemic, Inc. : chasing the capitalists and thieves who got rich while we got sick  Cover Image Book Book

Pandemic, Inc. : chasing the capitalists and thieves who got rich while we got sick / J. David McSwane.

McSwane, J. David, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781982177744
  • ISBN: 1982177748
  • Physical Description: xi, 315 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Atria/One Signal Publishers, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-297) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The United States federal government has spent over $10 billion on medical protective wear and emergency supplies, yet as COVID-19 swept the nation, life-saving equipment such as masks, gloves, and ventilators was nearly impossible to find. In this brilliant nonfiction thriller, award-winning investigative reporter J. David McSwane takes us behind the scenes to reveal how traders, contractors, and healthcare companies used one of the darkest moments in American history to fill their pockets. Determined to uncover how this was possible, he spent over a year on private jets and in secret warehouses, traveling from California to Chicago to Washington DC, to interview both the most treacherous of profiteers and the victims of their crimes. Pandemic, Inc. is the story of the fraudster who signed a multi-million-dollar contract with the government to provide lifesaving PPE, and yet never came up with a single mask. The Navy admiral at the helm of the national hunt for additional medical resources. The Department of Health whistleblower who championed masks early on and was silenced by the government and conservative media. And the politician who callously slashed federal emergency funding and gutted the federal PPE stockpile."-- Amazon.
Subject: COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- > Economic aspects > United States.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- > Political aspects > United States.
COVID-19 (Disease) > Economic aspects > United States.
COVID-19 (Disease) > Political aspects > United States.
Profiteering > United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-2021.

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