We have all seen the low cost import masks available in LA and NY for $0.04 or less. Sure the price is attractive, but do you know what you are buying? In reality the pricing is the only thing that is good about most of these products.
How can Chinese manufacturers sell at such a low cost? PPE products, and face masks in general, are sold at little to no profit as the manufacturers are subsidized directly from the Chinese government. Was pricing this low pre-Covid? In most cases the answer is NO. This pricing is a concerted effort to hurt American manufacturers and increase our dependence on cheap Chinese products.