Amazon to sell its own face shields and this is normal now


Amazon is getting into the personal protective equipment (PPE) business.

In a Thursday blog post, Amazon vice president Brad Porter announced his company’s plan to manufacture face shields — like the one pictured above — at scale. What’s more, at some indeterminate future date, the company intends to sell them to customers.

According to Porter, Amazon took an open-source design, refined it, and repurposed some of its own facilities to, along with third-party vendors, manufacturer the shields. The company allegedly intends to list “hundreds of thousands” of face shields on its website at cost.  Read more…


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