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Response to C Moon (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:24 AM

8. They're not freeing up jack shit. It's Hurricane Maria all over again.

They will see such a narrow range of conditions that hardly anyone is on board from the local patient population.

From WaPo:

“Taunting cruelty.” “An abomination.” “Smoke and mirrors.”

Such were the choice words many on social media had Thursday for the U.S.N.S. Comfort, a much-hyped Navy ship sent to Manhattan to relieve the city’s overburdened hospitals as they grapple with the coronavirus.

Yet of 1,000 available beds aboard the vessel, the New York Times revealed, only three patients had actually been allowed onboard. Strict rules were meant to keep coronavirus patients — or people with one of 49 other medical conditions — from being treated onboard, where an outbreak could spread quickly.

Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, pointed out that a nearly identical situation played out after Hurricane Maria. The Comfort, sent to relieve the U.S. territory’s hospitals, only treated a few patients daily.

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