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"Strategic National Stockpile is the nation’s largest supply of life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out.”
"It's our supply, not intended for the states to rely on."
sunsporter1649 · 70-79, M
In 2015, a New York state task force predicted that an influenza pandemic as serious as the 1918 Spanish flu would mean a severe shortfall in ventilators for thousands of hospitalized patients who needed help breathing.

The New York State Task Force on Life and the Law said a model based on the 1918 pandemic indicated there would be more than 800,000 hospital admissions in the state, and 90,000 of those patients would need ventilators.

The task force discovered that were 7,250 ventilators in New York hospitals and about 1,900 in nursing homes – with most of them already in use. Even with the state’s own stockpile, that task force said there was only 2,800 total ventilators available, despite health officials’ warnings that a major outbreak could require 18,600 New Yorkers to be on the machines each week during the crisis’ peak.

Instead of buying the ventilators in 2015, the task force created a priority system for who would be put on a ventilator – red being the most dire, blue being the least – and assigned a triage officer, or “death panel” as Trump said, to make the life-or-death decisions.
MarkPaul · 26-30, M
@sunsporter1649 On 2 April 2020, slippery Baby-trump's son-in-law, with 0.0 experience announced that the federal stockpile of ventilators and other medical necessities isn't for the states; it's "our" stockpile, not theirs.

Instead of using the government to serve the people, the federal government under the direction of a carnival barking clown is being used as a vehicle for self-praise, denial, and opportunism for friends. In that same announcement, that senile crackpot Baby-trump's son-in-law admitted some of "their" declared stockpile was sent out to satisfy a request from a Baby-trump friend.

As Baby-trump proclaimed with certain pride, he "takes no responsibility" whatsoever.

Got Pennzoil?
Carla · 61-69, F
When they have no excuses for why the most powerful country in the world is struggling to keep the medical community safe and the public treated.

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