Scammers and speculators are taking advantage of a frantic market for personal protective equipment, or PPE. As a result, there were delays in the delivery of PPE for frontline healthcare workers. We talked about all this with Michael Bergs of Ecep Han North America, a PPE distributor in Arizona.
A high demand of PPE to help protect against COVID-19 put the market into a frenzy. People began taking advantage of that market. As a result, frontline workers were scammed out of PPE. According to 60 minutes, Arizona’s Department of Public Safety was a victim of one of these scams.
Bergs says one of his company’s biggest challenges is gaining the trust back of health care systems and frontline workers. “Over the last six to nine months, so many of these giant health systems, distributors and front line workers have had such a bad experience with such poor product and quality,” Bergs said. “They’re worried about jumping into a new relationship with a newer manufacture.”