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Most of our medicin's the raw materials are made in China. Many of the factories have recently been shut down due to the COVID-19 virus. Now that the epidemic has developed into a pandemic, countries worldwide may be facing shortages of essential medicines just at a time when they will be most needed, manufacturers warn.
How did it come to this? Experts have warned governments for years about dependence on China. The United States has built up an emergency supply of essential medicines. Zembla investigates the availability of our medicines in times of crisis.