The truth about the masks
If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers
The truth about the tests.
The NYT and Washington Post both reported it as well, behind paywalls.
The truth about the DPA
Truth on other logistics:
Mobilized in record time for 182 patients.
There is a simple truth in logistics, you have to identify the need before I can fill it. Identifying the need, the first step in the procurement process, is done by those with the need. The Experts.
If you’ve got me running around looking for ventilators and ships, I’m not working on other stuff. And yes that’s how it works.
There has been a lot of complaints about wasting January and February. With no thought about what The Experts were saying in January and February.
Here was the report card that was current in January and February.
From Oct 3019. It was the last expert audit done that I know of before the epidemic hit. We were rated top of the class. What do you do when you have a million problems and you get a report card saying Threat #3,427 is prepared for? You move to 3,428.
The logistics chain broke because we depended on ■■■■■■■ China for everything and those ■■■■■■■■■■■ cut us off. You don’t ramp up overnight.
China reported the first death. January is shot. Bureaucracies don’t move that fast.
Other countries including US report cases.
WHO declares global emergency.
Trump restricts travel from China. Much criticism. The Experts disagreed.
First death confirmed in US. In Seattle.
So who wasted January and February? You don’t turn off The Machine on a sunny day.
There have been claims that the previous administration depleted supplies and didn’t replace them. I don’t know if they did or not. I do know it is not the President’s job, any President, to check or restock. The President is not a 76Y.
Now I know this will fall on deaf ears, but as long as it does, nothing will change. The bureaucrats ran the preparedness, planning and execution of the US response, just like they do for everything. Not the elected officials.
The bureaucracy, the government “failed” you. Not this President or that one. Mostly because the government can’t save you.
I did this to have it all in one place. This is basically what happened, less the horse ■■■■■ It’s not their fault, it is how it’s done.
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