Many danes stormed into supermarkets throughout the country, as the prime minister in the second week of march and closed parts of Denmark down.

In long queues stood one after the other with the basket full of toilet paper, yeast, and bread to the much more general the needs. They were called hoarders.

Since the fight against the coronavirus at the global level can only become worse and the death toll soared – and it has created a new form of hoarding.

In the world struggling countries, not on food, but desperate on protective equipment for their own hospitals.

“It is heads of state-hoarding,” says Peter Bay Kirkegaard, seniorchefkonsulent in the Danish Industry. “It is a quite extreme situation we are in.”

From the other pages has dubbed the current situation on the global market for a ‘war masks’.

the Latest example is a conflict, where Spain according to The Independent prosecutor in Turkey to have seized a consignment of hundreds of respirators and other protective equipment, as a Spanish company, had been produced in the country.

Spanish government officials have said that Turkey has withheld equipped to treat their own patients. Despite the fact that Spanish regions have already paid many millions for the production of the device with parts purchased in China.

the Explanation is that Turkey has introduced restrictions on exports of medical equipment to ensure themselves sounds from the Spanish minister of foreign affairs Arancha Gonzalez Laya to the newspaper El Mundo.

Similar measures have over 50 other countries taken into use during march.

“This is some extreme actions, we see in many countries. We saw something similar during the financial crisis to protect the economy. Now is the actions to favor their own health care systems first,” says Peter Bay Kirkegaard.

In the global fight to scrape the limited, and essential protective equipment for themselves, the UNITED states has several times also been unfortunate noticed.

Several countries have accused the americans of trying to hijack orders and forsendinger with medical equipment.

Germany accuses among other things, the UNITED states to have redirected a major shipment of masks, as police in Berlin should have had.

200.000 masks were in Bangkok allegedly suddenly redirected to the UNITED states, even though the recipient was Germany.

Andreas Geisel, who is the official in the state of Berlin, has called the americans ‘ behavior for the ‘modern piracy’. In his optics is it not the case that allies behave under global crises.

the French have also expressed frustrations over the fact that they in one case were outbid by the americans on a stock of masks, because they could offer three times the price and pay in cash.

But even the americans have problems with other americans because of the lack of equipment.

New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has described the ‘bizarre situation’, where different states in the UNITED states are competing and bidding against each other for the same medical equipment.

“It is an expression of that, right now is an all against all struggle to get the necessary protective equipment,” says Peter Bay Kirkegaard.

“It is particularly smaller countries such as Denmark, there to be pinched. The production, which is available on the world market, goes to large countries such as the UNITED states.”

in Denmark, the share of industry already omstilllet production to help the health care with the lack of equipment such as håndsprit, masks and respirators.

to completely avoid that Denmark runs out, have the Device now announced that Denmark should be self-sufficient on the protective equipment through a central production.

The really big problem is, according to Peter Bay Kirkegaard not, whether large and powerful countries can secure enough equipment. It is, however, the countries that already have very little to do well with.

“Developing countries don’t produce even protective equipment and must, like all others on the world market in order to buy it. One fear, that they end up at the back of the queue, because they do not have a great economy and political power,” he explains.

to prevent all 27 EU countries to implement the individual measures against the export of medical devices, the EU has introduced a common authorisation scheme, which is applicable to all.

IN the UNITED states has taken action in use, which makes that the government may impose on undertakings operating in the country to sell only to americans.

In Denmark, the government has introduced ligenende rules, which gives the state the opportunity to restrict exports of equipment abroad. At the same time trying multiple countries through alliances, to ensure that supply chains and trade in medical equipment can still continue.