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A run on face masks has retailers struggling; Supplies running low, eBay using tools to battle price gouging on medical items

Mar 04, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Chicago-area retailers are running low on face masks as consumers worried about contracting coronavirus stock up. One company said it could be a matter of months before some stores replenish their supply.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isn't recommending people wear masks to protect themselves from the virus, though people who have the virus should wear them to avoid spreading it. Stores say consumers are snapping them up regardless.

Joe Lomanto, who owns three Ace Ha...