"No one can believe it. The facts are known, but they are inconceivable, so we are just in denial." My new column on how one of the world's richest countries ended up with nurses wearing garbage bags for protection in a pandemic: via
“Not a single shipment of medical-grade N95 masks arrived at U.S. ports during the month of March. The federal government was not only disorganized; it was absent.”
“For ten days running, Ries was told that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would step in and take charge of distributing critical supplies, directing them to where they were most needed, but, as far as he could tell, it never happened.” 1/
"The news agency found that not a single shipment of medical-grade N95 masks arrived at U.S. ports during the month of March. The federal gov't was not only disorganized; it was absent. Federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders."
'The facts are known, but they are inconceivable, so we are just in denial.' My column in on how one of the world's richest countries ended up with nurses wearing garbage bags for protection in a pandemic: via
“not a single shipment of...N95 masks arrived at U.S. ports during the month of March...Federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders for the urgently needed supplies,” per AP
"The news agency found that not a single shipment of medical-grade N95 masks arrived at U.S. ports during the month of March. The federal government was not only disorganized; it was absent." Susan Glasser in The New Yorker with all the receipts.
"What they did not foresee was that the federal government might never come to the rescue. They did not realize this was a government failure by design—not a problem to be fixed but a policy choice by Trump that either would not or could not be undone."
"Not a single shipment of medical-grade N95 masks arrived at U.S. ports during March. The federal government was not only disorganized; it was absent." A story on people fighting to get the supplies we needed, and their shock w the government.
Damning piece from ⁦⁩ on Trump’s willful refusal to assist states
“Not a single shipment of N95 masks arrived at U.S. ports during the month of March. The federal government was not only disorganized; it was absent. Federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders for the urgently needed supplies.”
The quote that sticks in my mind (from an Obama-era pandemic response expert): “It would never have occurred to anyone that the President would abdicate the leadership role of the federal government." Powerful piece by
The answer to this question is here, yet another brilliant piece from Susan Glaser, aka who has emerged as our great chronicler of the plague and impeachment year. via
When we look back, nurses wearing garbage bags will be one of the enduring legacies of this administration
“What they did not foresee was that the federal gov’t might never come to the rescue. They did not realize this was a gov’t failure by design—not a problem to be fixed but a policy choice by Trump that either would not or could not be undone.”
A tech C.E.O. was asked to start a Web site that would match hospitals and medical suppliers. What followed provides an inside glimpse of the dysfunction emanating from Trump’s Washington in the midst of a pandemic.
"they did not realize this was a government failure by design—not a problem to be fixed but a policy choice by President Trump that either would not or could not be undone." Unbelievable, from  
“Not a single shipment of medical-grade N95 masks arrived at U.S. ports during the month of March… Federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders for the urgently needed supplies.”
"[AP] found that not a single shipment of medical-grade N95 masks arrived at U.S. ports during the month of March. The federal government was not only disorganized; it was absent."
Like holding up a mirror! The 2 most woefully & under prepared countries! Unnecessary healthworker deaths due to lack of ppe, unnecessary deaths throughout their populations due to failure to act quickly & now set to be the 2 worst affected in the World!🧐
The battle to prevent Americans from understanding what went down January to April will be one of the biggest propaganda and freedom of information fights in modern US history. So much of it is public that the manufacture of confusion has to be massive.
How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags? via
not a single shipment of medical-grade N95 masks arrived at U.S. ports during the month of March
Amazing terrifying breakdown of how it all broke down
How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags? via
The facts are known, but they are inconceivable. Here's some white space so you can think on that... 19/
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How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags? “not a single shipment of medical-grade N95 masks arrived at U.S. ports during the month of March. The federal government was not only disorganized; it was absent.” in
The battle to prevent Americans from understanding what went down January to April will be one of the biggest propaganda and freedom of information fights in modern US history. So much of it is public that the manufacture of confusion has to be massive.
How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags? “This was a government failure by design—not a problem to be fixed but a policy choice by President Trump that either would not or could not be undone.” by via via
When people ask what you did during the pandemic here's hoping you can say you did at least half as good as
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Want to understand why America’s nurses were not wearing N95 masks for much of March. Read 👇🏽 How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags? via
"There was a window for action. It wasn’t just closed. It was slammed shut." Great piece from
Reading these kind of analysis shows why there is a deflection and blame game underway #COVIDー19
A very sad moment in history, regardless of who to blame... hopefully it will never happen again => The Coronavirus and How the U.S. Ended Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags
So much for responsible government in a pandemic: “We’re a backup. We’re not an ordering clerk,” #COVIDー19
Blistering fails left and right, with folks like stepping in to do the work. 🙏🏻🙏🙏🏾
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How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags? via
"The federal government was not only disorganized; it was absent" "“It would never have occurred to anyone that the President would abdicate the leadership role of the federal government,”
Our national shame Heroes need masks #ppe #COVID19
Sad but important read: How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags? via
“No one can believe it. That’s the No. 1 problem with the whole situation: the facts are known, but they are inconceivable,” Ries told me. “So we are just in denial.”
How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags? #COVID19