Negotiating $50,000 N95 Masks To Battle Coronavirus

We are putting our healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines of this coronavirus pandemic at serious risk when we send them out without proper personal protective equipment. As my colleagues and I continue to treat patients we are running critically low on N95 masks. I am no Mr. Beast, but I decided to personally take $50,000 and buy as many masks as I could and donate them to our struggling healthcare system. CONTINUE READING!
As you see in the video I was only able to complete about half my order so I'd like to donate the last $20,000 to a hospital or charity that YOU deem appropriate. Please comment and upvote where you'd like to see this money donated and after 72 hours I will make the donation. Thank you!
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  • I feel a bit naive going into this by donating my time, connections and work to help procure products from China where I live and am now under quarantine in the USA which is my home country. The contents of this video is also one of the reasons why I decided only to work with vetted factories. But the world is also expending energy to find these factories so guess what, they're pretty booked up which means a delayed delivery and a huge MOQ (min order quantity). After filtering out all the gougers and nonsense and bad FDA certs etc, I found solid factories to work with. Then comes the issue of getting buyers to commit to a production cycle. 5-7 day lead time, batch production, air shipment if you booked a slot on the plane's schedule. Did I mention the cost of air freight these days? To ship 100,000 masks costs $35,000. ouch. The current state of factories making masks now is that they are all running 24/7. Factories charge 50/50 deposit/exwarehouse. Masks costs anywhere from $1.80-$2.80 with 100,000 MOQs. So if you see N95 masks costing around $3/each landed in USA, don't be quick to judge that they are gouging. There is the reseller market who have immediate inventory but these are traders so they add their markup to it. Problem with this is that you cannot know if there are any funny business with regards to FDA certification or CE. With the big buyers, they are used to paying FOB for merchandise already in the USA. It's a sellers market now and not a single factory I found can accept terms outside of ex-factory. So, the way I see it is this. The Government must jump in and work with the CCP to secure/take over production lines but there's much ego at play so I do not see this happening. The French government worked a deal with the CCP and one of my vetted factories now got nabbed up yesterday for a huge production run such that all existing orders are now pushed to the back. From my observation, people who bought into the production line will now likely have to wait another 2 weeks. ouch. My entreprenuer brain thinks that if we want to make a difference, must secure committed buyers who can pay for inspected goods at port stateside and raise capital from investors willing to take the risk to get products through the production cycle and landed in USA. This will likely then be a profit play unless investors have it in their hearts to 'loan' or gift the investment. Good luck everyone.

    William LeeWilliam Lee10 klukkustundum síðan
  • this was an awesome video but serious questions, how does a person know without getting a test done if they are asymptomatic?

    MightyGandolfMightyGandolf10 klukkustundum síðan
  • unless your rich and have money you can get tested at any point...

    MightyGandolfMightyGandolf10 klukkustundum síðan
  • How do you feel about whey protein powder?

    laidany lopeslaidany lopes10 klukkustundum síðan
  • By buying from these people you participated and encourage illegal activity. Selling those mask in the black market is illegal and can lead to fines and time in jail. Plus by buying from these ppl you exposing yourself and others to risk... mask could be contaminated

    Marywan BabanMarywan Baban10 klukkustundum síðan
  • What if you don't own a car, how can I get tested? America's car-obsessed society is literally allowing people to die!

    David OMalleyDavid OMalley11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Kinda imagined that the truck overflowing with masks. Not four boxes

    bop bopbop bop11 klukkustundum síðan
  • seller using voice modulator. Dude goes on a pick up run with a rolling camera. smh.

    Juib MorrowindJuib Morrowind11 klukkustundum síðan
  • What's 3/19/21? Did you go to the future? Are things even worse there!?!?

    Brooque613Brooque61312 klukkustundum síðan
  • Donate the money to different places, Italy and California might need the money most. I'm not a professional, I can't give advice, and it would be selfish of me to say Minnesota.

    whyThowhyTho12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Uh, 3/19/21 ?

    Miguel VIMiguel VI12 klukkustundum síðan
  • When getting the appropriate safety equipment necessary for saving lives seems a shady Drug deal.

    Vishal MarajVishal Maraj12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Thank you for everything that you do Dr. Mike! I have a question for the upcoming Dr. Fauci interview could you ask him or tell us if hospitals are asking for more elevated serum ferritin tests / screening for CSS "cytokines storm syndrome" and if that could attribute to some mortality with Covid-19 please? Also if it could be a variable that the drugs used to help with CSS may show good results, Thank You - Chad Premo

    Chad PremoChad Premo13 klukkustundum síðan
  • you are a real hero you just got a sub my guy! we need more people like you!

    Kreed MercyKreed Mercy13 klukkustundum síðan
  • It’s crazy how the so called resellers listen to scientists and watched every science vs government type of movie.

    The Wade EffectThe Wade Effect13 klukkustundum síðan
  • There is a much easier way. In case anyone can not find masks.

    EzyhahahaEzyhahaha13 klukkustundum síðan
  • Why is he not helping patients rn? He is a doctor

    Shinta KikuchiShinta Kikuchi13 klukkustundum síðan
  • Shouldn't billion dollar companies that produce these face masks do more to ensure hospitals and healthcare professionals are getting them? How about donating them (not necessarily ALL of them) directly to hospitals, clinics, etc.?

    Kevin LKevin L14 klukkustundum síðan
  • it so fahking funny, how YOU call your job "front line" but... you forget the EMS workers...

    eric mirandaeric miranda14 klukkustundum síðan
  • Make sure that they ARE REAL n95, not just somebody switching labels. Coz alot of new suppliers and manufacturers are popping up around the world, especially china. And u know how standardization goes there.

    maddox alisamaddox alisa14 klukkustundum síðan
  • This is crazy its just 7.50 their done but yo mad respect too this kid for buying the masks

  • anyone else got an ad that mike is in before the video even started??

    M and E P.M and E P.15 klukkustundum síðan
  • This is criminal and makes me ill watching this.

    Nina VangelovNina Vangelov15 klukkustundum síðan
  • shouldn't they atleast be n99 tho? that's what i read..

    turtle eats tomatoturtle eats tomato15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Tbh... *he is the next mr.beast but he is a doctor..*

    Pink BloosomPink Bloosom16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Bear, high five? Bear: Get away from me you RAT. It's called social distancing, DO

    zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuy16 klukkustundum síðan
    • Like your comment xD

      Pink BloosomPink Bloosom16 klukkustundum síðan

      Pink BloosomPink Bloosom16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Anyone have an update on Teslas making and donation of ventilators to LA and NYC?

    Randy PetersonRandy Peterson16 klukkustundum síðan
  • This guy is doing fundraising for masks a lot cheaper than you were paying for them, you may want to work together?

    Paul LeedhamPaul Leedham17 klukkustundum síðan
  • I have M95 masks from an expired medical emergency kit from an aircraft. There was 4 in there

    Jenna RidenhourJenna Ridenhour17 klukkustundum síðan
    • @8:37 What's with blurring out the "STOP HERE" sign?

      zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuy16 klukkustundum síðan
  • This vlog type of video is really fun and entertaining you should definitely do more!

    eden weismaneden weisman17 klukkustundum síðan
  • Those masks are probably laced with covid-19.

    MobileDecayMobileDecay17 klukkustundum síðan
  • No gloves when taking the nose sample???

    Ken HaasKen Haas18 klukkustundum síðan
  • at 7.50 a mask..your getting 50k worth..prob didnt need a uhal lol

    XMoriartybrasXXMoriartybrasX18 klukkustundum síðan
  • Great grerat work my man. But why isn't the government doing this?? Why do we depend on individuals having to do this??

    Mr_HassellMr_Hassell18 klukkustundum síðan
  • where's other biggest youtubers like Pew KSI H3H3 Paul brothers etc to donate money.If they do nothing everybody should unsubscribe after all this ended

    SCSC19 klukkustundum síðan
  • Do you recommend PM2.5 masks? I know PM2.5 is larger than the coronavirus? So, I think they should be effective but i wanted to make sure.

    Rea c:Rea c:19 klukkustundum síðan
  • So was Trump lying? Man a doctor is running around dealing in PPE

    S NS N20 klukkustundum síðan
  • Wow such waste if money

    Eysh ShshEysh Shsh20 klukkustundum síðan
  • This mask will actually work against Coronavirus with items you can easily find.

    thesleepcriticthesleepcritic20 klukkustundum síðan
  • This mask will actually work against Coronavirus with items you can easily find.

    thesleepcriticthesleepcritic20 klukkustundum síðan
  • This mask will actually work against Coronavirus with items you can easily find.

    thesleepcriticthesleepcritic20 klukkustundum síðan
  • Elderly has nothing to do with weather you live or die, people in their 40`s are dying and are struggling to breathe in icu`s across the UK so the myth that if you`re young you dont need to worry is total BS!

    DeeJay1210DeeJay121020 klukkustundum síðan
  • Just one question. If the hospitals are running out of masks, why don't they sanitize and reuse the masks?

    Macia KontonasakisMacia Kontonasakis22 klukkustundum síðan
  • @<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="517">8:37</a> What's with blurring out the "STOP HERE" sign?

    Ethan CroftEthan Croft23 klukkustundum síðan
  • I loved your grandma driving position in the truck with your head forward and your shoulders hump..Also love your mindset..thanks for helping!

    marc higginsmarc higgins23 klukkustundum síðan
  • Okay......seeing you out of your gorgeous man you. You're probably annoyed with women and men hitting on you everyday lol, and I wouldn't blame you. But you really really are an extremely gorgeous human being, doctor or not. Thank you for doing your best to spread as much real awareness about this virus, it means alot to people like myself. You're a good man Dr. Mike. 👏👏👏🙏

    Molly JacksonMolly Jackson23 klukkustundum síðan
  • Mom: Dr. Beast isn’t real, he can’t help you *Dr. Beast:*

    Judah MwaniaJudah Mwania23 klukkustundum síðan
  • I'm in Vancouver B.C., and there's actually a lot of offers people are getting, from China, for N95 or surgical masks. But the masks are made in China, massed produced in a rush, with 70% of it not passed quality inspection. They do admit theyre not certified. So then, I looked into whats so important of the N95 or Level 3 surgical masks being quality tested etc? Apparently......its a big deal. Some masks, if not made properly, actually can have loose particles from the fiber of the product, that could potentially be inhaled by the wearer 🤦. I'm now wondering how many of these not certified or non quality inspected masks are floating around? 🤷 At least the ones in this video are from the States.

    Elaine Michelle TElaine Michelle TDegi Síðan síðan
  • Mike, perhaps there is an abundance of pain medications these same gentlemen can provide at a low-cost?! ha Good luck!

    Jeffery Calvert-Bowen, PhDJeffery Calvert-Bowen, PhDDegi Síðan síðan
  • Weren't surgical masks worn by surgeons so they wouldn't spread pathogens to patients in the operating theatre? The fibres in the masks incubate pathogens, surely.

    Michael RapsonMichael RapsonDegi Síðan síðan
  • Silly video that downplays the lack of government response and advantages of a mask for everyday people. Sad.

    Ark Again1Ark Again1Degi Síðan síðan
  • lmao!!! i had the exact same experience yesterday in India. These are very strange times. Stores running out of masks, gloves, hcqs and sanitizers

    Tamal ChakrabortyTamal ChakrabortyDegi Síðan síðan
  • omg I love you dr mike -fellow RN

    Christy FortuneChristy FortuneDegi Síðan síðan
  • You should likeeee give me one🥺👉👈

    Pyscho PathPyscho PathDegi Síðan síðan
  • wait you dont wear gloves?

    Kulik 1Kulik 1Degi Síðan síðan
  • Tf is up with the date lol

    Leyton ButlerLeyton ButlerDegi Síðan síðan
  • We should be making, and wearing surgical masks. anything to keep your contagion bubble down. Make sure to keep it sterile/clean. and everyone should be wearing them

    Dustin HausDustin HausDegi Síðan síðan
  • Why is the N95 so pricy? I have a friend at mask factory in China. They sell N95 masks at 1.3-2.7. Are there different N95s?

    Uchin YuanUchin YuanDegi Síðan síðan
  • Disgusting that people profit in these times. Companies are seen as selfish pricks if they do not donate masks, cover etc. to the hospitals here in Europe.

    vivalabragavivalabragaDegi Síðan síðan
  • Team up with Mr. Beast

    Nope NopeNope NopeDegi Síðan síðan
  • Who else is distracted by this doctor's looks? He's super handsome, and I know that's not the point of the video. Just saying..

    Istvan CreguiIstvan CreguiDegi Síðan síðan
  • The WHO is losing it credibility for its very bad initial response.

    Quisar FarhanQuisar FarhanDegi Síðan síðan
  • you're a hero!!!!

    hellojanehellojaneDegi Síðan síðan
  • Just a thought. Donate blood. I donated at a blood mobile outside of a fully packed semi fine dining restaurant in SC, GREENVILLE. They were their all day, with $20 gift cards, not one person donated. Blood expires, people are afraid of the virus, but if donors stop participating then your local hospital could run out.

    Hayden HaydenHayden HaydenDegi Síðan síðan
  • Invest in a collaborative effort , perhaps a high quality 3 D printer for face shiels, or hire a local seamstress to design a head to toe PPE. Don't mess around .

    The HaverelThe HaverelDegi Síðan síðan
  • What's the truth that NYC has enough ventilators but they've not yet distributed. Is Gov Cuomo crying "Wolf?"

    Dee JayeDee JayeDegi Síðan síðan
  • No one in this video was wearing the kind of mask you obtained. I'm a bit confused.

    Dee JayeDee JayeDegi Síðan síðan
  • You are amazing! We need more people like you out there 👨‍⚕️ proud wife 🤩

    Lupita EspindolaLupita EspindolaDegi Síðan síðan
  • Did anybody realize the date at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="12">0:12</a> says 03/10/21? So the clip was from the future? Lol

    Age2Age MinistriesAge2Age MinistriesDegi Síðan síðan
  • I almost broke down in tears watching you do this mask run. This is where we are, in America.

    Ukela AlredUkela AlredDegi Síðan síðan
  • Funny I thought you said we didnt need masks and that it was fearmongering.

    The Professional EdgeThe Professional EdgeDegi Síðan síðan
  • You really are a great man.🙏

    Hey MikiHey MikiDegi Síðan síðan
  • You should've set him up for price gouging. Had the masks confiscated and then the LEOs would give them to Healthcare Workers.

    No AkompliceNo AkompliceDegi Síðan síðan
  • This must be very embarrassing for 3M... if they are capable of feeling shame. Also, looking at you honeywell.

    J TJ TDegi Síðan síðan
  • Who is the real hero of the year? Yep Dr. Mike

    Fien GoossensFien GoossensDegi Síðan síðan
  • I swear no better doc than my man Dr.Mike going over and beyond for healthcare professionals and patients.🙏🏼

    Silvano MerazSilvano MerazDegi Síðan síðan
  • There are some PWD People With DISABILITIES that NEED these for their own personal Use. I have had to use one for over a year or so. I am on a medication called Methotrexate that lowers my Immune System. I have had to use these Vogmasks to help me from getting sick all together. There are some people who have used these masks because it is a "Trend" like people who can really eat "Gluten" and yet they will eat Gluten-Free things anyways. This type of person takes away from those who NEED them. When all of this started in Salt Lake City Utah. When I went to the store Non-Disabled people were "Hoarding" things that I and many other PWD NEEDED! Things such as N-95 Masks, Latex-Free Gloves, Clorox/Lysol Wipes etc, Rubbing Alcohol and other things that we with low immune systems needed. The thing that is so Stupid is that stores still let people traipse through their store touching everything inside. They need to set up lines outside and have people come up to a tablet where they can order and pay for items in real time. After you pay someone else inside the store will gather and bag up your groceries and then they bring them up to a certain point where they are passed off to the first person that checked your ID. This means that someone can't just go and purchase certain items and then go to the next store and do the same thing HORDING things they don't need.

    Adam GuymonAdam GuymonDegi Síðan síðan
  • 3/19/21? Is 2020 over already?

    Game ChannelGame ChannelDegi Síðan síðan
  • My town is doing all they can to get mask from local Hardware stores, paint supplies, nursery's and supply wearhouse

    cowboy87 Smithcowboy87 SmithDegi Síðan síðan
  • Harbor Freight Tools is donating N 95 masks and 5 mil nitrile gloves to hospitals. Please reach out to them by speaking with your local store manager.

    Alicia OlsonAlicia OlsonDegi Síðan síðan
    • And face shields too

      Alicia OlsonAlicia OlsonDegi Síðan síðan