As the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the related news spread for the last two years, the shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical equipment became apparent, causing policymakers globally to panic. Governments responded by implementing export controls, revoking Defence Production Acts or requisitioning orders, and issuing calls for industry to help. A range of actors responded to the call, redeploying their capabilities to produce needed goods. But, unfortunately, many of them failed to deliver.
- face masks
- industrial policy