Trump Finds Skeleton In Cuomo’s Closet, Exposes It On Live TV: “He Rejected Buying 16k Ventilators in 2015, Shouldn’t Blame Us”

President Trump reached into his pocket on Fox News nowadays and pulled out some thing New York Mayor Andrew Cuomo did not want to see.

Trump, pulled out an op-ed by way of a former Lt Governor of New York, that accused Cuomo of refusing to buy 16,000 ventilators in 2015 after a committee recommended it.

Ouch. Trump and the Cuomo household go way lower back and they are having a mini-feud however they work nicely together in private, notwithstanding the photographs they take at each in public.

The fact is, after the H1N1, the Obama administration saw the need to create a stockpile of ventilators but they solely offered around 16,000.

They had no notion this was once coming so it is not fair to blame Trump. It is also no longer truthful to blame Cuomo as even if he had made the purchase in 2015, he would nonetheless be short.

The real solutions we want have not changed – find a vaccine and ramp up American manufacturing of key supplies.

On these fronts Trump has moved – we are testing a couple of drug remedies as well as more than one vaccines and American business is ramping up.

Yesterday, Tesla’s Elon Musk delivered 1,000 ventilators to California – it only took him a week to get that done. That is properly news. He did now not make them at one of his factories however he has been in talks with main manufactures to work together to make bigger production – it is quicker than starting from scratch.

This is from the record Trump referenced on Fox today:

Hospitals in New York are running short. To his credit, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is doing his best, but he admits “you can’t locate reachable ventilators no matter how a good deal you’re inclined to pay proper now, due to the fact there is literally a international run on ventilators.”

It’s a little late. Several years ago, after getting to know that the Empire State’s stockpile of medical equipment had 16,000 fewer ventilators than the 18,000 New Yorkers would want in a severe pandemic, nation public-health leaders got here to a fork in the road.

They should have chosen to purchase more ventilators to returned up the elements hospitals maintain. ­Instead, the fitness commissioner, Howard Zucker, assembled a mission pressure for rationing the ventilators they already had.

In 2015, that undertaking pressure came up with policies that will be imposed when ventilators run short. ­Patients assigned a crimson code will have highest access, and other ­patients will be assigned green, yellow or blue (the worst), ­depending on a “triage officer’s” decision.

In truth, a dying officer. Let’s no longer sugar-coat it. It won’t be up to your personal doctor.

In 2015, the nation should have purchased the additional 16,000 wished ventilators for $36,000 apiece, or a total of $576 million. It’s a lot of money, but in hindsight, spending 1/2 a percent of the price range to prepare for pandemic used to be the right element to do.

To be fair, governments in all places stockpiled too little. Washington didn’t do a good deal better: The federal Strategic National Stockpile is undersupplied to meet the coronavirus emergency.

Now the pandemic is really here. New York’s grim-reaper rules will be applied. New York City’s deputy commissioner for ailment control, Demetre Daskalakis, is awaiting “some very ­serious, tough decisions.” So far, in Gotham, one of each four human beings with a confirmed case has been hospitalized, and 44 percentage of them have needed a ventilator. 

Fredo’s brother Andrew Cuomo (New York Governor) neglected to order 16,000 ventilators five years ago when it was recommended to him. Now he’s blaming Trump.

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