It is not just America that got over-dependent upon Chinese manufacturing.
“This is an issue in all countries.” . . .
And some of the other countries that “got tests quick” are reaping the proverbial whilwind for making such a dumb mistake.
. . . the sensibility of the test was around 30 percent when it should be higher than 80 percent". . .
Netherlands becomes latest country to reject China-made coronavirus test kits, gear
The Netherlands is the latest country to reject China-made coronavirus testing kits and other protective gear, calling the items substandard and raising serious questions about the quality of the supplies Beijing is selling to the world.
The Netherlands joins Spain, Turkey, Georgia, and the Czech Republic in their concerns over masks and test kits. The claims come as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surge in the United States and Europe, highlighting the dependence many countries have on Chinese imports.
The Dutch health ministry said over the weekend that it was forced to recall 600,000 face masks that were shipped from China on March 21 after they were found to be faulty. . . .
. . . “Health care workers have been informed and told not to use the masks. Due to the shortages, we can find ourselves in a situation where only protective equipment is available that does not meet the highest standards,” the health ministry said in a statement. “This is an issue in all countries.” . . .
. . . Last week, Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa said the country had bought $467 million in medical supplies from China . . .
Soon after receiving the supplies, the government announced plans to return 9,000 “quick result” test kits to China, because they were deemed substandard, specifically the sensibility of the test was around 30 percent when it should be higher than 80 percent. . . .