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    New York City stockpiled ventilators for a pandemic...

    ...only later on to auction them off.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new...hem-off-report

    In 2006, then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration began purchasing ventilators to allow the city to be prepared for a pandemic like the current coronavirus crisis -- only for the city to later auction them off, according to a report. ProPublica reported Monday that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a report in 2006 on the city's preparedness for pandemic influenza -- similar to the 1918 Spanish Flu or the 2019 novel coronavirus -- that projected the city would need thousands of extra ventilators in order to properly treat all of its residents who got sick. The plan was then put into action, with the city initially buying 500 ventilators before it ran out of money to buy more and to maintain the ones it had already stockpiled, according to ProPublica.

    Those ventilators were then auctioned off some time before 2016 because the city could not afford to maintain them in working order, partially because the model of ventilator the city had purchased was no longer in production after 2009, the report said.




    But somehow it's all Trump's fault that NYC doesn't have enough ventilators.
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    In 2015 Cuomo refused to buy 17,000 ventilators for just such an emergency. Instead he pissed away hundred of millions of $$ on climate boondoggles. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/ar...an_142685.html

    So much for the new White Jesus to take on Trump. Chalked up another Democrat more concerned about Polar Bears, whom are fine BTW, over human beings. https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/trump-...ators-in-2015/

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    Quote Originally Posted by usaf81 View Post
    In 2015 Cuomo refused to buy 17,000 ventilators for just such an emergency. Instead he pissed away hundred of millions of $$ on climate boondoggles. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/ar...an_142685.html

    So much for the new White Jesus to take on Trump. Chalked up another Democrat more concerned about Polar Bears, whom are fine BTW, over human beings. https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/trump-...ators-in-2015/
    Yep, then Cuomo said solar panels were more important.
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    I don't have a problem auctioning off ventilators when the manufacturer no longer supports them, like an older version of your computer's OS, but they should have replaced them.

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