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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:09 PM

Democrats ask Trump for evidence that medical supplies are available

Source: the hill.




By Mike Lillis - 03/26/20 03:09 PM EDT


House Democrats, highly skeptical of President Trump's claim that medical equipment needed to treat patients with coronavirus is in ready supply, are asking the administration for evidence to back it up.

Behind Rep. Norma Torres (D-Calif.), dozens of lawmakers are pressing the administration to provide proof that hospitals, nursing homes and other medical providers have ample access to equipment like respirators, ventilators, gloves and goggles, as the president and members of his administration have recently asserted.

In a letter to Trump delivered Thursday, 45 Democrats cite numerous cases of hospitals lacking not only test kits, but also the most basic personal protective equipment, or PPE, like medical masks and gowns. Those reports run counter to Trump's claims that the administration is keeping up with the providers' supply needs, and getting "tremendous reviews" in the process.

"Your Administration claims to be resolving shortages of critical medical supplies, yet we have not seen evidence to corroborate those claims," the Democrats wrote in their letter, obtained by The Hill. "In contrast, first responders on the front lines of this crisis are urgently warning that their needs for these medical supplies are rapidly outstripping available supply."

The Democrats are asking administration officials to disclose any information they've gathered about the availability of critical medical supplies; the specific equipment needs conveyed by providers; and the regions of the country where those supplies are most lacking. They also asked whether the administration has shared that data with the private manufacturers that might be equipped to help meet the demand.

They're seeking a response within 48 hours.

"We need a national strategy to combat this virus ó one based on an understanding of how many supplies we need, how many we can get, and who needs them," the lawmakers wrote.
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good to see.
But from what I have read. lots of chat and deals or whatever between WH and companies--private companies are being made. Bet we get little answers.






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Reply Democrats ask Trump for evidence that medical supplies are available (Original post)
riversedge Mar 26 OP
dalton99a Mar 26 #1
Lindsay Mar 26 #2
DENVERPOPS Mar 26 #13
Shrike47 Mar 26 #16
Ford_Prefect Mar 26 #3
sheshe2 Mar 26 #4
DAMANgoldberg Mar 26 #5
chowder66 Mar 26 #6
Talitha Mar 26 #7
Catch2.2 Mar 26 #17
NoMoreRepugs Mar 26 #8
Lonestarblue Mar 26 #9
58Sunliner Mar 26 #10
paleotn Mar 26 #11
Ferrets are Cool Mar 26 #14
paleotn Mar 27 #18
tiptonic Mar 26 #12
vlyons Mar 26 #15

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:12 PM

1. Make him give verifiable specifics.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:15 PM

2. I'm guessing they'll say

the information is classified.

If they bother to respond at all.

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Response to Lindsay (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:36 PM

13. Just goes to prove

what a bunch of Pathologically sick, extreme SADISTS the Republicans are, in addition to everything/anything else everyone has been saying about them.

If they have them, they are being cruel and won't release them. If they don't have them, they are being cruel and taunting all of us.

Sick Fucks, all of them.........

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Response to Lindsay (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:12 PM

16. No, they'll ignore it and attack the signatories.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:15 PM

3. Can Trump or his inner circle be sued for fraud? They do have legal responsibility...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:16 PM

4. If they existed they would be in the hospitals.

Our patients AND DOCTORS ARE DYING!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:52 PM

5. I speak with an RN, soon to be a BSN...

who currently works at a hospital in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, a RED state. She is unable to get the proper PPE equipment she needs, and it's about to spark a revolt/walkout on her floor. Her area is not under lockdown right now, mine is, Charlotte, Mecklenburg & Cabarrus Counties NC. This is very real and getting worse, especially in the relative hinterlands.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:40 PM

6. Fake it 'til you make it doesn't belong in the Whitehouse. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:58 PM

7. It might take a while - - the inventory records are being audited.

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Response to Talitha (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 11:34 PM

17. HA!

Good one!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:11 PM

8. My son spoke to FEMA today about the Chinese

factories he deals with producing tremendous amounts of PPE for the US. Would appear the cupboard might be bare.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:17 PM

9. Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts was livid today.

He has been outbid again by the federal government for needed supplies and things like ventilators needed to save peopleís lives. What is going on? Trump has forced states to use the open market to compete with one another for life-saving equipment. The federal government comes in and outbids them, driving up prices. So which of Trumpís billionaire friends is making a ton of money off this ridiculous way of getting equipment to states? Or is it Jaredís brother or some other family member? This makes no sense. And is Trump having the federal government hoard equipment to keep blue states from getting it? We need some answers quickly. Where is the MSM? How can we get this situation more publicity?

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:25 PM

10. Good questions.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:32 PM

11. The House hearings on Cvd-19 this summer will be priceless.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:40 PM

14. By that time we could have a million deaths from covid-19. nt

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 10:15 AM

18. Exactly.

Lets see this admin block witnesses after 1M Americans are dead.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:33 PM

12. Sounds like

Sounds like fraud to me. Maybe even worse (murder). Just hope we can find out some day. He needs to be held accountable, at least once in his life.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:48 PM

15. Oh my. He's not going to answer their letter.

He will just ignore them and keep lying.

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