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Remember that NY Governor Cuomo has known since at least 2015 that there could be a shortage of over 15,000 ventilators in New York, in a pandemic, but chose to have a triage document written to determine who lives and dies, instead of buying them.
“STATEMENT FROM REPS. REED, STEFANIK;STATE SENATORS ORTT, BORRELLO, JACOBS, HELMING, FUNKE, AKSHAR AND STATE ASSEMBLYMEN PALMESANO, FRIEND, GOODELL,KOLB, GIGLIO AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN BYRNES
Washington, April 3, 2020
“We have been watching the situation in New York City and we have an increase in cases, hospitalizations and deaths in other parts of New York,”
Taking our ventilators by force leaves our people without protection and our hospitals unable to save lives today or respond to a coming surge.
We stand together opposing the Governor’s very dangerous and reckless action. He is leaving our communities in a terrible position which will cost lives.” https://reed.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=3099
Small town and rural hospitals need to hide their equipment, especially those within a couple of hours of urban epicenters.
In 2015 New York, with Cuomo as Governor, estimated that they would be 15,783 ventilators short in a major pandemic and Cuomo apparently opted to study who would die instead of buying ventilators. Even in the New York triage document, they say that first come, first serve isn’t fair for choosing who gets ventilators. NYC could have bought a stockpile, too. They own a hospital system, including Elmhurst hospital. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2020/03/29/in-2015-under-cuomo-ny-estimated-that-they-would-be-15783-ventilators-short-in-a-major-pandemic-but-opted-to-study-who-would-die-instead-of-buying-ventilators-now-cuomo-demands-twice-as-many-inclu Cuomo is also trying to get those parts of New York outside of the NYC area to hand over their protective equipment, as well as ventilators.
The Trump Admin apparently messed up the ventilator contract: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2020/04/03/us-taxpayers-paid-millions-to-design-low-cost-easy-to-use-ventilator-for-a-pandemic-the-company-philips-is-selling-higher-priced-versions-of-it-all-over-the-world-while-refusing-to-deliver-to-the-u/
3M is selling lifesaving PPE to foreign countries over US: Florida Official https://youtu.be/YsmKvC7RpEQ