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WARNING: Coronavirus Pandemic Could Lead To a Massive Global Medicine Shortage


Added 02-14-20 10:41:02pm EST - “China not only poses an imminent national security threat to the United States militarily and economically, but America relies on the coronavirus plagued communist regime to manufacture nearly all pharmaceutical drugs and medicines,…” - Thegatewaypundit.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thegatewaypundit.com: “WARNING: Coronavirus Pandemic Could Lead To a Massive Global Medicine Shortage”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“Nobody knows about how dependent we are on the basic components to make our medicine. This is mostly about generics, which are 90 percent of our medicines. We had to find a cheaper way to make them and so it was outsourced to China,” she said. “This is global – there is a global chokehold on the chemicals, the precursors to make the key ingredients in our medicines.”

Approximately 64,000 people around the world, mostly in China, have reportedly contracted the Wuhan coronavirus and at least 1,380 people have died from the virus as of February 14, CNBC reports. Efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus have shut down factories across China, crippling the vast supply chain the world’s economies rely upon.

The virus could lead to a precipitous drop in exports and production in China, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector, Gibson explained.

“Under normal circumstances, without coronavirus, if for some reason we didn’t get exports of medicine from China, within a couple of months our pharmacy shelves would be empty in the United States – in a couple of months,” she said.

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