by Jon Guze
Senior Fellow, Legal Studies, John Locke Foundation
Hanesbrands Inc. will begin producing cotton surgical masks at some of its factories in Latin American as part of a federal contract to combat a national shortage of face masks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
At peak output, the company expects to produce about 1.5 million masks a week.
The announcement came Saturday during President Donald Trump’s media briefing about the new coronavirus and the federal government’s response.
Kudos to them!