While China has remained focused on quarantining the coronavirus, economists have noticed a shift in exports from the country. And while it may not be a big deal if we end up low on some imports, there’s one thing our government didn’t think about until recently…
What many people don’t realize is that quite a number of very common medications are controlled by China. As a matter of fact, up to 80% of the ingredients used to make antibiotics, heart medications, antidepressants and more come from China. China has made it clear in the past that it one day hopes to become a global pharmacy of sorts.
Considering how common the medications impacted really are, its only a matter of time before you or someone you know may find yourself standing at the pharmacy empty-handed. And while the coronavirus slowing down production is a serious concern, we need to think of the bigger picture. What happens if the country one day decides to weaponize our drugs by contaminating them or purposely limiting exports?
Author Rosemary Gibson claims we as a country are so dependent on China, a gap in our medication supply could shut down our hospitals within a matter of months.
Hopefully the federal government, in recognizing this problem, will do what it can to help bring manufacturers back to the US.
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