About 10 days ago Trump signed the Defense Production Act. However, after corporations lobbied Jared Kushner, Trump refused to enforce the act. As of yesterday, March 26, 2020, more than 1,000 Americans had lost their lives after contracting the coronavirus. Doctors and healthcare administrators have been begging the Trump administration to force emergency production of ventilators. Trump’s first response was to tell governors that if they need them, pay for them. After doing nothing for weeks, the orange fool is attempting to blame everyone but himself for dozens of unnecessary deaths.
“As usual with ‘this’ General Motors, things just never seem to work out. They said they were going to give us 40,000 much needed Ventilators, ‘very quickly’. Now they are saying it will only be 6000, in late April, and they want top dollar. Always a mess with Mary B. Invoke ‘P.’”
The “P” stands for Defense Production Act.
“General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!! FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST!!!!!!”
Trump continues to hide behind denial. You must remember that he denies science and only believes in his own baseless opinions and assumptions.
“I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they’re going to be,” Trump said. “I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You go into major hospitals sometimes, and they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘Can we order 30,000 ventilators?’”
The United States now has about 85,500 cases: currently the most in the world. End of story.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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