Six Northeast States Form PPE “Purchasing Consortium”

Newsweek reports:

Officials from six administrations across the Northeast addressed a new inter-state “purchasing consortium” during New York’s latest coronavirus news conference on Sunday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a partnership allowing leaders to combine resources in an effort to obtain personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies. In addition to New York, the collaboration involves New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

“By working together we can do a lot more than if each of us works on our own,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, echoing Cuomo’s earlier comments that referenced difficulties with regard to acquiring PPE.