Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General Christi A. Grimm revealed in a March 2020 report that there were “severe shortages” of personal protective equipment (PPE) in American hospitals. Grimm also exposed a shortage of tests in hospitals. Donald Trump lashed out at Grimm for revealing his administration’s failures.
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Trump nominated Jason Weida to replace Grimm, part of a pattern in his administration of purging inspectors general who expose mistakes and corruption under the Trump presidency.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee has invited Grimm to testify about her findings in a hearing on May 26, 2020.
Hospitals around the United States had shortages of PPE as the coronavirus hit and thousands of people were infected by COVID-19.