stratosphere wrote:LCDFlight wrote:seb146 wrote:
There was a pandemic team set up when Obama was in office. That team was disbanded in 2018. Obama was not in office then. So, yeah. Place the blame squarely where it belongs.
BTW, your comment in another post about not trusting what the government says? "Liberals" have been saying that since at least GHWB. Good to you finally get it.
What specifically could that team have done, and when? Aren't there other healthcare organizations that have had similar capacity? CDC, Fauci's organization. WHO, PAHO, may others.
What actions should have taken place, that didn't take place? Having a massive quantity of designer virus tests on hand? Would that task force have known that? We know that now... but no other group in a country that spends $4T on healthcare per year could handle that?
I think when people focus on the president here, it shows they are really not interested in the topic at hand, they are just yearning for presidential power, which is why it comes up in about 85% of conversations on any subject, whether it is solar flares, hip-hop music, a virus etc.
Seb and others on this forum have such blind rage for Trump and Republicans in general they can't see any other avenue for the mess we are in other than blame Trump for it. I will admit Trump has fallen short especially in not taking this seriously when we knew this could be a threat. However, the trouble hospitals are in go back way farther than the Trump presidency I have a friend who has been a nurse for 35 years she works in NJ she said they are dangerously low on supplies and this is not even started to ramp up yet. Plenty of blame to go around on this one up too and including Trump.
True enough but this only highlights what so many are pissed about - when they ask hospital administrators ‘why didn’t you prepare? why aren’t you adequately stocked for emergencies?’ they’ll just whine about cost and say ‘we’re accountable to investors, not future patients’. And around and around we go.