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History’s Peter Shulman writes about how presidential powers can help solve critical shortage of medical equipment

President Trump must act immediately to protect doctors and nurses from Covid-19

Washington Post: Peter Shulman, associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, contextualized the use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) by President Trump in order to increase the manufacture of key medical supplies to contend with the outbreak of COVID-19–and considered the DPA’s ability to help protect the health of doctors and nurses.