Numerous videos have emerged of Chinese citizens buying up, hoarding and the shipping US medical supplies back to China. While American medical workers resort to relying on makeshift protective medical gear.
— 李华 (@tianshan2020) February 28, 2020
The roughly translated text: Although exiled overseas and my husband imprisoned, I am still very concerned about the domestic epidemic. Knowing that Hubei is in short supply of medical supplies, I quickly purchased a batch in the United States at the end of January, including 620,000 pairs of medical gloves, 80,000 medical masks, 2,000 sets of protective clothing, and 1,500 thermometers. The total value is 1 million yuan. Most of them have already been issued and the rest are still waiting for delivery after the suspension in February. I know it’s very embarrassing to do this, the country has abandoned me, and I can’t bear my country.
English subtitles added for everyone who would like to understand what she was saying in the video.
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"It feels so awesome to buy all the masks! I didn't leave a single mask for the Americans!" is the title of this video she posted. pic.twitter.com/Pe7qmlz70i
— W. B. Yeats (@WBYeats1865) March 31, 2020
— @Dystopia – #StayHomeSaveLives (@Dystopia992) December 23, 2019
The Chinese knew the extent of the pandemic even before it arrived to western shores. They hoarded critical supplies and sent the back to China.