Yaron Oren-Pines, who never delivered a single ventilator to New York, took to Nextdoor in his bid to sell at least 18 million masks to California.
The Silicon Valley engineer, who had no background in medical supplies but was recommended by the White House, never delivered the ventilators.
During the coronavirus crisis, the market for masks and other medical equipment is competitive, confusing, and often corrupt.
Former executives at 21st Century Fox also paid millions in bribes for soccer tournament rights, according to a new indictment in the long-running FIFA case.
The move, which allows the Chinese equivalent of N95 masks to be imported and used by health care workers, is designed to alleviate desperate shortages of personal protective equipment.
Although the regulator recently authorized use of many kinds of foreign-certified respirators, it left the Chinese masks off the list.
The KN95 mask is a Chinese alternative to the scarce N95 mask, but the FDA refuses to allow it into the country.
As hospital stocks of protective gear dwindle, a mix of opportunists, Good Samaritans, and hustlers are in a mad dash to fill the need — for as much as $12 a mask.
Rounding up masks from garages and construction companies and test kits from research labs, a hardscrabble grassroots army has begun supplying doctors and nurses on the front lines of the war on COVID-19.
Until Wednesday, the online retailer was insisting its warehouse employees gather to meet before every shift and pack into tight break rooms for meals. Amazon has plans to hire 100,000 additional workers to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Some fear the surge in Amazon orders has created a potential internal health crisis as warehouse workers fulfill orders from customers who are now in self-isolation.
Infected Amazon employees will receive up to two weeks’ full pay, but employee groups in Chicago and New York are dissatisfied with the company’s response so far.
Amazon continues to terminate its larger delivery contractors; at least 3,242 delivery drivers will be laid off this spring.
New documents and interviews reveal how time after time, the e-commerce giant put speed, profit, and explosive growth before public safety.
More than 2,000 workers in eight states will lose their jobs after Amazon terminated its relationship with the firms following BuzzFeed News and ProPublica reports.
Amazon refuses to disclose the names of the contractors it uses to deliver its packages, calling it “competitive, confidential business information.”
Following a BuzzFeed News investigation into Amazon's delivery network, Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Elizabeth Warren, and Sherrod Brown wrote to Jeff Bezos, accusing the tech giant of disregarding public safety and workers’ rights and demanding information about the companies that deliver its packages.
After a BuzzFeed News investigation into crashes and chaos in the retailer’s delivery system, the Connecticut lawmaker said federal regulators “responsible for protecting workers and consumers, enforcing labor and product safety laws” must do more.
In response to a BuzzFeed News investigation about chaos and accidents in the retailer’s system of package delivery, Yang called for Amazon-specific rules.