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Catch Me if You Can: Counterfeit Medical Schemes Persist a Year Into the Global Coronavirus Pandemic

February 24, 2021
  1. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 108,000 Counterfeit 3M Surgical Masks Stopped by Cincinnati CBP, Dep’t of Homeland Security, (last visited Feb. 22, 2021).
  2. Maura Canavan, COVID-19: The perfect storm for counterfeiters, Lexology (Jan. 21, 2021),
  3. Sai Balasubramanian, Federal Authorities Are Increasingly Finding Counterfeit N95 Masks, Forbes (Feb. 18, 2021),
  4. Collen Long, Feds seize 10 million fake N95 masks in growing COVID-19 investigation, King 5 News (Feb. 17, 2021),
  5. KING 5 Staff, About 2 million fake N95 masks found in Washington state, pulled from shelves, King 5 News (Feb. 17, 2021),
  6. Supra note 2.
  7., Mexico: Six arrested for selling fake COVID-19 vaccines, Deutsche Welle (Feb. 18, 2021),
  8. U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland, Press Release, Three Baltimore-Area Men Facing Federal Charges for Fraud Scheme Purporting to Sell Covid-19 Vaccines, U.S. Dep’t of Just. (Feb. 11, 2021),
  9. Marie Rosenthal, Man Charged With Allegedly Selling Fake COVID-19, Cancer Vaccines, Pharmacy Prac. News (Jan. 25, 2021),
  10. Hannah Balfour, Chinese police seize over 3,000 fake COVID-19 vaccines, European Pharm. Rev. (Feb. 8, 2021),

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