This Barack Obama scandal just blew up because of the coronavirus
Donald Trump’s trying to fight the Chinese coronavirus with one hand tied behind his back.
The reason why will shock you.
And now this Barack Obama scandal just blew up because of the coronavirus.
One of the biggest issues facing America’s healthcare system is the short supply of critical medical supplies.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital to protect health care workers from becoming infected with the Chinese coronavirus.
If doctors, nurses, and other vital first responders fall ill they cannot treat the sick and death rates will soar.
America had a strategic supply of this equipment, but the Obama administration failed to replenish the reserves after exhausting the inventory during the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic.
Bloomberg reported that, “The national stockpile used to be somewhat more robust. In 2006, Congress provided supplemental funds to add 104 million N95 masks and 52 million surgical masks in an effort to prepare for a flu pandemic. But after the H1N1 influenza outbreak in 2009, which triggered a nationwide shortage of masks and caused a 2- to 3-year backlog orders for the N95 variety, the stockpile distributed about three-quarters of its inventory and didn’t build back the supply.”
The Trump administration has been playing catch up because of the Obama administration’s failures from day one of this pandemic.
President Trump inherited a testing system that was not designed for large scale pandemics and the critical reserve supply of vital medical equipment was empty.
And the American people recognize that polls show the public largely approving of President Trump’s handling of the Chinese coronavirus outbreak.