Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois adjusts on the fly to meet medical supply needs in a coronavirus ‘Wild West’

Chicago Sun-Times: Illinois adjusts on the fly to meet medical supply needs in a coronavirus ‘Wild West’. “About two weeks ago, Illinois officials tracked down a supply of 1.5 million potentially life-saving N95 respirator masks in China through a middleman in the Chicago area and negotiated a deal to buy them. One day before they were expecting to complete the purchase, they got a call in the morning from the supplier informing them he had to get a check to the bank by 2 p.m. that day, or the deal was off. Other bidders had surfaced.”