FEMA has been intercepting PPE orders for hospitals in recent weeks and re-allocating them without any real regard to where they are actually needed. This has forced hospitals to smuggle in their own equipment under the noses of the federal government or else they will be facing shortages of their own. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening and who is behind it.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced