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Construction workers join war on coronavirus
Pence: Medical masks in production now available for hospitals
Vice President Mike Pence discusses the progression of medical mask production in partnership with 3M.
Vice President Mike Pence praised construction companies for donating masks to local health care workers at a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic Thursday.
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"It is encouraging, as we called out yesterday, to see construction companies all across America that are, as we speak, checking their supplies and donating those industrial masks to their local hospitals," Pence said. "I know I speak on behalf of the president, who spent a lot of time as a builder, when we thank builders across America for partnering with our local health care officials."
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Pence's comments come as doctors and nurses are raising an outcry over lack of personal protective equipment like masks to keep them from contracting or spreading the virus.