FEMA isn’t just confiscating PPE from hospitals and doctors – they are apparently taking it from other government agencies, as well. A new report says that FEMA took 5 million masks from the VA in order to add them to their stockpile. The stockpile is worthless during a crisis, and these pieces of equipment need to be put to use immediately. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

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