A medical supply company in Delaware says FEMA seized 400,000 N95 respirator masks that are now stranded on loading dock at JFK Airport.
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I have written and posted before about the GOVERNMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE that 44 put in place to fight a PANDEMIC. Here is a Twitter thread about positions going back to 43, that Dolt45 couldn’…
Source: Open Thread | About the Governmental Infrastructure That SHOULD Have Been In Place To Fight COVID-19 | 3CHICSPOLITICO
Prompted by COVID-19, the emergency benefits provide the average five-person household an additional $240 per month in food purchasing power.
Mr. Cuomo accused Mr. McConnell of hyperpartisanship, criticizing him for distinguishing among states based on their political leanings, rather than “states where people are dying. Why don’t we think about that? Not red and blue. Red, white and blue. They’re just Americans dying.” Representative Peter T. King of New York, a fellow Republican, called Mr. McConnell’s remarks “shameful and indefensible.” “To say that it is ‘free money’ to provide funds for cops, firefighters and healthcare workers makes McConnell the Marie Antoinette of the Senate,” Mr. King said on Twitter on Wednesday night.
Believe me, many doctors would prefer to avoid the topic of politics altogether. Unfortunately, that is no longer possible
Across America, more and more doctors are proudly working longer shifts, under challenging conditions, in an effort to protect our communities from Covid-19. But we’re also performing a second, unpaid gig not commonly associated with being a physician: entering the arena of media and politics after our shifts end, to publicly advocate for the needs of our patients and fellow health workers.
After long shifts at our hospitals, doctors are now going on social media and speaking to politicians and others with the ability to implement safe policies and practices. In issuing exhortations to the government – institute a national lockdown, expedite production of tests, send ventilators and protective equipment immediately – what drives us is concern for our patients and ourselves. While many of us have political views we’ll express outside of work, we’re used to keeping that part of ourselves walled off when we don our scrubs and lab coats. But because of our growing frustration at the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic that now puts every American at risk, thousands of physicians have become activist doctors.