Which of these production lines will continue when the acute need for PPE is over, is hard to know. However, healthcare systems are now more aware of the risk in relying on foreign sources for their supplies.

"We need a more resilient supply chain, which means we need to have multiple sources of supply rather than sole sources of supply, and we need to do a better job of creating stockpiles," said Hillman. “Part of the reason why we’re in such a world of hurt is because of our stockpiles were allowed to be depleted, again, in response to these tariffs."