This: Not Enough Face Masks Are Made In America To Deal With Coronavirus | NPR. And note: Germany just banned the export of medical protective gear which includes masks.
I’ve been warning about our over reliance on off shore goods for years now, not that anyone was listening. And sure, Capitalism always goes for just the low hanging fruit to maximize profits. So by that creed it makes sense, during the good times, to dump production off shore if profits are your only consideration.
But this is the Real World. It’s tougher and nastier than even the most hard nosed Capitalist boss. They don’t teach emergencies in MBA schools. To paraphrase author Martin Caidin, The great genie of the petri dish just unzipped his pants and pissed on your MBA.