ALERT CENTER: US hospitals face shortage of dye used for MRIs, CT scans due to China lockdowns
Weeks of lockdowns in China are impacting the U.S. economy drastically.
Most concerning is that U.S. hospitals are facing a shortage of dye contrast, which is used for some X-rays, MRIs and CT scans because the Chinese factory that produces it shut down for weeks.
China is producing less and their ports are at half capacity, which is chocking supply chains and increasing costs for companies.
American companies like Apple, Amazon, Starbucks, Coca Cola and General Electric have been hit hard. Apple says it could lose up to $8 billion in sales.
Volkswagen and Toyota recently suspended production for weeks. Microsoft says the lockdowns have impacted its supply for surface laptops and Xbox consoles.