Hospitals face White House blockade for PPE against coronavirus


It would be a shame if something happened to them.
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Whenever you start to think that the federal government under Donald Trump has reached a moral bottom, it finds a new way to shock and horrify.

In recent weeks, it has started to appear as if, in addition to abandoning states to their own devices in times of national emergency, the federal government had actually erected a blockade – like the one the Union had habit of suffocation. Confederation supply chains during the Civil War – to prevent the delivery of essential medical equipment to states that desperately need it. At the very least, federal officials have operated governors and hospital directors across the country for fear that supplies of needed supplies may be seized en route. In a pandemic, having evacuated federal responsibility, the White House functionally waged a war against state leadership and the initiative of local hospitals to guarantee what they needed to provide sufficient treatment.


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