In Case of Ebola, U.S. Has Stockpile of Expired Sanitizer

October 24, 2014 11:07 AM

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In the event Washington suffers an outbreak of Ebola, the U.S. government has almost 5,000 bottles of hand sanitizer waiting for emergency workers. The trouble is that 84 percent of the stockpile has expired.

An August audit by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general found that the U.S. prepared for a pandemic by purchasing supplies, like the hand sanitizer, or huge quantities of products with no clear purpose, such as 16 million surgical masks. The audit was released yesterday in advance...

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