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Saturday, August 08, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is yet again loosening surgical mask requirements for health care workers due to shortages.

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..."It could be an eight-hour shift, it could be a 10-hour shift or a 12-hour shift," Cortez said. "And if we did this prior to the pandemic, we could be disciplined because we are not practicing infection control. But this time, they have " they meaning the hospital industry and our employers " have disregarded infection control protocols and policies."

The National Nurses United surveyed more than 22,000 nurses in the U.S. Eighty-seven percent said they were mandated to reuse single-use PPE, 77 percent said they have never been tested and 76 percent said they don't feel their employer is providing a safe workplace.

Despite this, the White House has repeatedly said there are enough PPE supplies to go around.

"They're very much stocked up; they're in great shape," President Donald Trump said.

But several government agencies say that's not the case, especially now as the U.S. enters peak hurricane season.

"In respond to COVID-19 and other national disasters in 2020, FEMA has met the more difficult task of managing finite medical supplies and equipment," FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor said. "Rather than managing resources, we are managing shortages."...



More than seven months into this pandemic crisis and Pres Trump is still unable and/or unwilling to provide the resources Americans need to fight against the virus.


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-08-08 12:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LAMP

"More than seven months into this pandemic crisis and Pres Trump is still unable and/or unwilling to provide the resources Americans need to fight against the virus."

It's not just 7 months. Trump's whole administration has been a concentrated effort to weaken America, both domestically and abroad.

So I guess we could say Covid-19 fell right into his lap, couldn't we? And that Trump has no incentive to fight against it.

He can only lie and pretend, to get himself re-elected ~~ so he can continue to lay waste to America and democracy.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-08-09 09:17 PM | Reply

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