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Will 3M N95 respirators be readily available on Amazon with no restrictions for a price under $1.50 per respirator before 2021?

N95 respirators manufactured by 3M are a widely used type of personal protective equipment (PPE). Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, these masks were typically sold for under $1.50 and were readily available. As of 2020-04-03, Amazon will only sell respirators to hospitals and government agencies. This question asks:

Will 3M N95 respirators be readily available on Amazon with no restrictions for a price under $1.50 per respirator before 2021?

This question will resolve positively if a 3M N95 respirator of any model is available to buy on Amazon in the US without restriction for a price of under $1.50 as determined by a Metaculus moderator.

The purpose of this question is to help assess if ordinary citizens will soon have a wider range of options with which to protect themselves after the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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