Warren Buffett lends jets to help gather masks


(CNN) — An American billionaire made sure New York healthcare workers received thousands of medical masks from China.

Warren Buffett let the city’s Mount Sinai Health System borrow two jets to retrieve 130,000 N-95 respirator masks from a Chinese hospital.

Organizers needed his smaller planes because the Chinese airport was too small for a cargo plane.

According to a source, a Goldman Sachs executive on the hospital board reached out to Buffett for help.

Because of his assistance, Mount Sinai says eight hospitals were able to nearly double their supply of N-95 masks.


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