When Governor Baker moved to import a million masks for the Commonwealth to battle back COVID-19, he faced some formidable obstacles.
Passports and other time-consuming details required quick action.
To circumvent the bureaucracy, the Governor turned to Gene Hartigan of the U.S.-China Partnership Committee.
Here, Gene offers a behind-the-scenes look at this mission.
Gene joins Brad Shepard in an exclusive conversation on this operation, as well as some theories as to the origin of the virus and the overall impact on U.S.-China relations going forward.