Mike Bowen's been a very busy man.
He's executive vice president of Texas-based Prestige Ameritech, one of the few manufacturers of respirators and surgical face masks still making them in the United States.
"I've got requests for maybe a billion and a half masks, if you add it up," he says. That's right — 1.5 billion.
Since the coronavirus started spreading in January, Bowen says he's gotten at least 100 calls and emails a day.
"Normally, I don't get any," he says.