New York State Makes Their Own Sanitizer to Reduce Cost, But Guess Where It’s Being Made…
You may have noticed that people have been flocking to the grocery stores to stock up on all sorts of necessities.
I’ll admit that I’ve been to the store to stock up as well, but not because I’m concerned about what is going to happen with the virus exactly, but because I know other people are stocking up so I wanted to make sure my family had some groceries and supplies in case they buy everything out.
One top seller seems to be hand sanitizer. This has led many suppliers to sell out of sanitizer and those who do have it have been jacking up the prices astronomically.
So one thing that New York State has actually done to combat that is they have begun producing their own sanitizer.
“We are introducing New York State clean hand sanitizer, made conveniently by the state of New York,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said in a press conference. Cuomo claimed that the sanitizer is superior to others because it contains 75 percent alcohol.
“To Purell, and Mr. Amazon and Mr. eBay, if you continue the price gouging, we will introduce our product, which is superior to your product,” said Cuomo. “And you don’t even have the floral bouquet, so stop price gouging.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces hand sanitizer created by the state, and says it will be distributed to schools, governmental agencies, MTA, prisons and more, calling it "a superior product to products now on the market." https://t.co/iNGFbepCLw #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/naJSkSyj1Y
— ABC News (@ABC) March 9, 2020
But guess where this sanitizer is being manufactured? Inside of a prison.
According to Breitbart,
Corcraft Products, operated by New York’s Department of Correctional Services, Division of Industries, is manufacturing the product and expects to pump out 100,000 gallons weekly.
The supplier’s mission, according to its website, is to “employ inmates in substantive jobs that help teach a good work ethic and valuable work skills, to help offset the cost of incarceration, to help reduce disruption in the prison environment and to meet expectations of New York State’s citizens.”
Cuomo also announced 37 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in New York, sending the state’s total to 142.
On Saturday, Cuomo announced a state of emergency, allowing “expedited purchasing and expedited hiring” to combat the illness.