Feds supply Yankee Stadium rain ponchos for hospital workers’ PPE

Desperate times call for desperate measures. But this is just plain wrong.

A doctor at a hospital in New York City tweeted a photo Tuesday of the coronavirus PPE (personal protective equipment) she was issued.

I’m a physician at a hospital in NYC and THIS IS THE “PPE” I WAS JUST HANDED for my shift. Our federal government has completely failed its health care workers. #GetUsPPE

That’s how bad the coronavirus pandemic has become. Medical supplies are in such short supply and high demand that the doctors and nurses working on the front lines in hospitals are being asked to protect themselves from a deadly virus with something that doesn’t even keep people dry at Yankee Stadium.

And Trump probably took a commission for the shipment from the Yankees’ PR budget.

3 thoughts on “Feds supply Yankee Stadium rain ponchos for hospital workers’ PPE

  1. Judas goat says:

    Note this article concludes: “Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has predicted that as many as 200,000 people in the U.S. could die from the coronavirus.”
    “Coronavirus model once used by White House now predicts 200,000 U.S. deaths by October” (CBS News 6/16/20) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-white-house-model-prediction-200000-deaths-october/
    “Trump and Pence Are Scrambling to Explain Away Coronavirus Spikes : The vice president urged governors to chalk up a rise in COVID cases to ramped up testing, as the president mused about how the numbers would better if testing just stopped.” (Vanity Fair 6/16/20) https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/06/trump-and-pence-are-scrambling-to-explain-away-coronavirus-spikes

    Gary Larson, ‘Farside’

  2. Daniel 5:5 says:

    “In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus infections. Such panic is overblown. Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the courage and compassion of the American people, our public health system is far stronger than it was four months ago, and we are winning the fight against the invisible enemy.”
    Vice President Pence in “There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave,’” Wall Street Journal 6/16/20https://www.wsj.com/articles/there-isnt-a-coronavirus-second-wave-11592327890

    (6/21/20): “Amid surging coronavirus infections nationwide, President Trump said at his campaign rally in Tulsa Saturday night that he told officials to administer fewer coronavirus tests to keep case numbers down.
    The comments drew a chorus of criticism from congressional Democrats, who said it validated fears that the president was more focused on saving face amid the pandemic than on protecting public health. A White House official told The Washington Post that Trump was joking.
    Eight states on Saturday reported their highest single-day case counts since the pandemic began, and daily new infections nationwide exceeded 30,000 on both Friday and Saturday. The country has not seen daily totals that high in more than seven weeks.” (Washington Post) https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/21/coronavirus-live-updates-us/?outputType=amp

  3. Caveat emptor says:

    “He Removed Labels That Said “Medical Use Prohibited,” Then Tried to Sell Thousands of Masks to Officials Who Distribute to Hospitals : Using TaskRabbit and Venmo, a Silicon Valley investor and his business partner had workers repackage non-medical KN95 masks so he could sell them to Texas emergency workers.” (ProPublica 6/25/20) https://www.propublica.org/article/he-removed-labels-that-said-medical-use-prohibited-then-tried-to-sell-thousands-of-masks-to-officials-who-distribute-to-hospitals “…The masks filter as little as 39% of particles, according to testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They’re so ineffective that Canada issued a recall. The FDA had hastily approved them and others for health care use at the beginning of the pandemic, but it changed its mind last month, even as millions of the masks circulated in the U.S.”
    See also: “Masks Sold by Former White House Official to Navajo Hospitals Don’t Meet FDA Standards : New information from the Indian Health Service calls into question why the agency purchased expensive medical gear that it now cannot use as intended.” (5/27/20) https://www.propublica.org/article/masks-sold-by-former-white-house-official-to-najavo-hospitals-dont-meet-fda-standards “…ProPublica revealed last week that Zach Fuentes, President Donald Trump’s former deputy chief of staff, formed a company in early April and 11 days later won a $3 million contract with IHS to provide specialized respirator masks to the agency for use in Navajo hospitals. The contract was granted with limited competitive bidding.”

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