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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 10:58 AM

Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators

Source: AP

By KIM CHANDLER

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some states and cities that have been shipped masks, gloves, ventilators and other essential equipment from the nation’s medical stockpile to fight the coronavirus have gotten an unwelcome surprise: the material is unusable.

Nearly 6,000 medical masks sent to Alabama had dry rot and a 2010 expiration date. More than 150 ventilators sent to Los Angeles were broken and had to be repaired. In Oregon, it was masks with faulty elastic that could cause the straps to snap, exposing medical workers to the disease.

“Several of the shipments we have received from the strategic national stockpile contained (personal protective equipment) well past expiration dates and, while we are being told much of the expired equipment is capable of being used for COVID-19 response, they would not be suitable for use in surgical settings,” Charles Boyle, a spokesman for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, said in an email.

He said some of the equipment had been purchased during the H1N1 outbreak more than a decade ago and that the masks with the fragile elastic had been among products previously recalled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state did not distribute them to medical workers.



Tony Miller, Yakima County emergency management director; Horace Ward, operations manager of Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management; and Blake Scully, a resource supply officer, fromleft, evaluate how many ventilators arrived from the weekly supply shipment Thursday, April 2, 2020, at the Yakima County Office of Emergency Management in Union Gap, Wash. (Amanda Ray/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)


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Reply Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators (Original post)
Omaha Steve Apr 4 OP
dewsgirl Apr 4 #1
ck4829 Apr 6 #24
Cozmo Apr 4 #2
Post removed Apr 4 #3
ashredux Apr 4 #4
mercuryblues Apr 4 #5
ck4829 Apr 6 #25
gibraltar72 Apr 4 #6
Botany Apr 4 #7
iluvtennis Apr 4 #8
Botany Apr 4 #9
iluvtennis Apr 4 #10
Botany Apr 4 #11
logosoco Apr 4 #12
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 4 #13
TexasBushwhacker Apr 4 #18
ffr Apr 4 #14
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 4 #21
Chicago1980 Apr 4 #15
pazzyanne Apr 4 #17
patphil Apr 4 #16
pazzyanne Apr 4 #19
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 4 #22
stopdiggin Apr 4 #20
ck4829 Apr 6 #23
rzemanfl Apr 6 #26

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:05 AM

1. I think we are about to see alot more stories like this.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:00 AM

24. Yep

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:06 AM

2. Is Jared accepting the blame for this?

Stupid fucking fuck!

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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:27 AM

4. Are we sure it actually came from the "stockpile" or was recently purchased on the cheap by Trump

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Response to ashredux (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:33 AM

5. i agree

After this hits the news, we will find out days later that this was not the entire story. By then, the lie becomes the truth.

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Response to Cozmo (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:00 AM

25. Of course not!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 11:36 AM

6. Those were the ones Jared couldn't sell So he marked them out.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:05 PM

7. Jared has already sold the good ones to Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, and to his rich friends

Fucking little grift weasel.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:15 PM

8. + 1 nt.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:27 PM

9. I have no proof of this allegations but I would be willing to bet my 401K on it.

How the fuck did these people take over our nation?

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Response to Botany (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:28 PM

10. I support your supposition. I don't trust the trump cretins as far I could throw them. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:35 PM

11. Jared is a piece of rat shit. He sold out Khashoggi to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia ...

.... because he paid off Jared's 1.3 billion dollar note on his 666 5th Ave. money pit.
He used a classified P.D.B to help allow the Crown Prince to cut up Khashoggi alive
and Trump & Pompeo helped to cover the murder up and tamp down the world's out-rage.

So Kushner grifting off millions of deaths, illnesses, and economic collapse doesn't surprise me.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 01:25 PM

12. That headline alone describes exactly life under repubs. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 01:51 PM

13. Is there no one in charge of making sure that stockpiles of such things

are current?

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 02:41 PM

18. I asked the same thing

How are items that expired 10 years ago still on the shelves? I don't know what the normal shelf life of a mask is, but I would think they would be distributed and replaced on a regular basis.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 01:52 PM

14. So reassuring that Fox said we'd NEVER get to this stage

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Response to ffr (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:43 PM

21. Oh no, the Kellyanne Clone is back.

And just as full of shit as she was before.

Am I the only one to notice that all of these trump spokes-whores make sure that gold cross is in the shot.




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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 01:57 PM

15. However, there will be republican spin.

They'll say that President Obama didn't update and replenish the stockpile.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 02:36 PM

17. Not valid as tRump has been in office for over 3 years.

His decisions have created many of the problems we are experiencing. He has taken operations that were working and either stopped funding those operations or reassigned the operations to other departments resulting in confusion and inefficiencies. Then he has the audacity to say that he inherited a mess from the Obama administration.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 02:34 PM

16. That's one of the problems with stockpiles

Items like masks need to be turned over every few years to protect against deterioration.

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Response to patphil (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 02:42 PM

19. We need to deploy military quartermasters to oversee the national stockpiles.

We need a Gen. Russel Honore working with the stockpile to ensure that rotation of materials occurring regularly, and that we know what we have and where we have it. I really liked what General Honore said on the Rachel Maddow show said. It made perfect sense, unlike tRump.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:44 PM

22. He IS a national treasure, isn't he ?

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Response to patphil (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 03:57 PM

20. yes. and that would take management and administration

(and probably some nominal cost). But an orderly turnover could easily be maintained with new in .. and aging supplies distributed to points where they are in demand and rapidly used up. (talking PPE here, not ventilators) But, basically .. requires the will to do the job.

But it all circles around to the fundamental GOP proposition .. it's very difficult to administer good government or services .. when you're baseline supposition is the government is largely unnecessary. Full stop.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:00 AM

23. K&R

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:22 AM

26. My N95 mask is from the H1N1 response.

It sat in my garage for years. I replaced the straps with pieces of my wife's hair ties. Better than nothing.

It is appalling to think expired shit stayed in the stockpile this long. I suspect it may not have.

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