“Well-meaning” - that sums up every single Democratic policy failure in the Golden State, whether it’s the refusal to manage forests for four decades or boasting the highest poverty rate in the nation. Good thing Democrats now have single-party rule over the rest of the nation now - this is a preview.
California’s hospitals run unusually lean for some state-specific reasons. People began moving to California in large numbers just as treating patients in hospitals for weeks at a time was becoming less common—the state’s population tripled in the second half of the 20th century. The state suddenly became a very densely populated place without a lot of extra room in its hospitals.
When some California hospitals closed, their health workers lost their jobs. Add to that a meager number of trainee primary-care doctors and a high cost of living, and “we just don’t have enough doctors, nurses, allied health professionals to take care of everybody here”
By ALL means, let’s to continue encourage sanctuary states and enact Medicare for All as quickly as possible.
California’s Open Borders chickens have come home to roost! At some point welcoming as many of the worlds impoverished citizens into ones state has its consequences. I’ve posted on this before, California is the wealthiest state in the country (is there even a close second), has had nothing but Liberals in power for over a decade, yet has the highest functional poverty rate, highest income inequality, many lousy public schools, etc.
Why did they knowingly downsize medical facilities when their population had tripled in the latter half of the 20th century, especially since they encourage migrants? It’s the most densely populated state in the union and they clearly gave zero consideration to the possibility of a pandemic.
You’re right, but this is true for any workplace. You employ the amount of people that you need 90% of the time. Get help or hire contractors in the rare events you’re understaffed.
However, lets say you’re able to do the job at half capacity. Can you now see how that might be a problem if and when that rare event takes place? You’ll be hit harder. Like the example given of 1.8 beds per 1000 people as opposed to the 4.8 from the other state.
So yeah, they run efficiently during normal times. But when most needed, during a rare pandemic, they’re the least prepared.
It seems like if we do what Americans do best is start pointing fingers at each other when Sum Ting Wong decides that adding bat to the menu is worth the risk of infecting the world.
Don’t know if anyone else is following China media or forums but they literally don’t give a ■■■■ that this happened avoiding the blame, not letting inspectors near the markets much less the labs, and the people they interview are more of less “Bleh noting wong with bats, cats, rats, and dogs be gone American scum.