Sacramento, C.A. – Across the country, you consistently hear the story of ventilator shortages. States have scrambled to find ventilators, while the US government has supplied them. Such was the case in California, where the federal government supplied 1,000 ventilators.
After all the hype surrounding the coronavirus, officials have lowered the expected death to just 60,000 now. As the death rates are dropping, apparently so too are the demands for the ventilators. In the case of the 1,000 ventilators from the federal government, California has yet to put those to use.
Even without those 1,000 ventilators, California Governor Gavin Newsom decided to loan out 500 of the states own ventilators to others. Both California and Washington, two of the harder hit states, have returned ventilators to the federal stockpile or sent them to New York. So were the ventilators really needed?
One example cited by The LA Times was that of Riverside County. The county has 512 ventilators and as of the time of the article 305 were not being used. California appears to be in a good situation, unlike the state of New York.
Late last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested that the state only had enough ventilators to last for one week. But in NYC, the picture seems to be improving. Mayor Bill De Blasio said that the city is not using nearly as many ventilators as expected. That’s a good thing seeing as how the city auctioned off a lot of its ventilator supply a few years ago.
New York has insisted it may need up to 30,000 ventilators to battle COVID-19, but that appears to not be the case. NYC Mayor De Blasio says that the state is good for the next week. If the downward trend continues, NYC may have enough to weather the storm entirely. So now the question is, why all the panic?
The media everywhere was utilizing the potential ventilator shortage as a means to drive chaos. Sure, being short on ventilators is an issue, but was there ever a shortage? On the surface, it does not appear that way. It seems to be another case of media hysteria.
Now the media is transitioning this message. The shortage of ventilators is not going to drive the hysteria, now it will be the shortage of medication. The Washington Post already started with this opinion article that posted early this morning.
The issue is overreaction and panic. This is exactly what the media and the Democrats want, however. They thrive on panic and chaos. Through chaos, they push their agenda. We have already witnessed this in the coronavirus situation with Pelosi’s push for a socialist legislators dream package.
There are so many things we do not know about the coronavirus. We have panicked and overreacted in complete hysteria to it. We have enacted some of the strictest lockdowns across the country of our people. I agree, it will help mitigate the mass rush on the hospitals, but it will not sure the coronavirus.
What we need now is a steady, controlled response. We have to focus on how we get our economy back to work. How we work together to find a cure and prevention of this virus going forward. There are multiple vaccine and treatment options in trials. We know this virus is just a temporary set back.
There are questions about the future. One of those that I have revolves around this exact situation. If we come through this, how will we know when to trust our local governments in times of chaos? Will we have to determine our trust level based on political party?
While there was mass chaos on the part of these Democratic leaders and the main stream media, I’m sure they already have the answer. Typically, they have a sound place in plan for times of chaos. In just a few short weeks, we will start hearing about all the follow up studies and how they plan to address in the future. Yes, in just a few short weeks, we will all hear from them how this is all Trump’s fault.
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