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Trump Did Nothing About Ventilators?
« on: August 26, 2020, 01:25:26 pm »
Trump Did Nothing About Ventilators?

The primary responsibility for having necessary Personal Protective Equipment and equipment such as ventilators is with hospitals. They need to have sufficient for predictable usage, plus allowance for repairs and maintenance, plus allowance for a moderate surges in demand. For greater surges in demand, cities, then counties, then states should each have stockpiles of PPE and equipment such as ventilators. The Federal Government should be the last, not the first, resort for such supplies and equipment.

Looking at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html , it was only on March 15th that the count of daily confirmed new cases in the US topped 1000. With that as context, what has the Trump Administration done with regard to ventilators?

March 27, 2020 - Executive order delegating to the Secretaries of HHS, DHS, and Defense President Trump's authority to make or guarantee loans, purchase and commit to purchase, and other actions to obtain and facilitate the domestic manufacture of PPE, ventilators, and other medical necessities; https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/eo-delegating-additional-authority-dpa-respect-health-medical-resources-respond-spread-covid-19/

March 27, 2020 - Trump signed a Defense Production Act order to General Motors to make ventilators; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/trump-orders-general-motors-to-make-ventilators-under-defense-production-act.html, https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-order-defense-production-act-regarding-general-motors-company/

March 27, 2020 - Under DPA order, GM and Ventec partnering to produce ventilators; GM will also produce surgical masks at its Warren, MI, ramping up to 50K a day in two weeks, with potential to produce up to 100K per day; https://www.venteclife.com/news/ventec-life-systems-and-gm-partner-to-mass-produce-critical-care-ventilators-in-response-to-covid19-pandemic

March 30, 2020 - Ford Motor Company committed to producing 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/ford-ge-plan-to-produce-50000-ventilators-in-100-days.html

March 31, 2020 - In response to March 27 DPA order, GM repurposing Kokomo, IN factory to produce Ventec ventilators; https://www.kokomotribune.com/news/gm-hiring-local-workers-to-build-ventilators-in-kokomo/article_4818254c-72bb-11ea-9c48-9b461b7fcc9e.html

April 2, 2020 - Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to help GE, Hill-Rom, Medtronic, ResMed, eRoyal Philips, and Vyaire Medical get the supplies to make ventilators; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-trump-used-defense-production-act-on-these-companies-so-far.html, https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-order-defense-production-act-regarding-purchase-ventilators/

April 8, 2020 - Under the DPA, HHS announced contract with Philips to produce 2,500 ventilators for Strategic National Stockpile by end of May; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/08/hhs-announces-ventilator-contract-with-philips-under-defense-production-act.html

April 8, 2020 - HHS announced the first contract with GM to produce 30,000 ventilators to be delivered to the National Stockpile by the end of August; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/08/hhs-announces-ventilator-contract-with-gm-under-defense-production-act.html

April 13, 2020 - HHS announced new contracts for ventilator production under the DPA to General Electric, Hill-Rom, Medtronic, ResMed, and Vyaire, mentioned in Trump's April 2 DPA order, as well as contracts with Hamilton and Zoll, also under the DPA; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/13/hhs-announces-new-ventilator-contracts-orders-now-totaling-over-130000-ventilators.html

April 14, 2020 - GM began mass production on an order of 30,000 Ventec ventilators, 600 ventilators to be shipped this month, the full order to be completed by August; https://www.autoweek.com/news/industry-news/a32169651/gm-starts-ventilator-production-in-under-a-month/

April 16, 2020 - Under the DPA, HHS announced a $336 million contract with GE for 50,000 ventilators to be produced by July 13; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/16/hhs-announces-ventilator-contract-with-ge-under-defense-production-act.html

April 17, 2020 - GM announced that they delivered the first GM-Ventec ventilators to Chicago hospitals; https://investor.gm.com/news-releases/news-release-details/first-general-motors-ventec-critical-care-ventilators-delivered

April 30, 2020 - FDA approved EUA for a ventilator developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which is tailored to treat patients with COVID-19; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-includes-ventilator-developed-nasa-ventilator-emergency-use

May 28, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD in support of HHS signed a $2.2 million contract with Hollingsworth & Vose to increase US production of 27.5 million N95 ventilator filters and 3.1 million N95 respirators per month starting in August; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2200654/dod-announces-defense-production-act-title-3-covid-19-ppe-project-22-million-in/

June 2, 2020 - FDA added a second ventilator developed by NASA to the list of authorized ventilators, under EUA; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-2-2020

June 8, 2020 - FDA added the BioMedInnovations SuppleVent Ventilator to the list of ventilators authorized under EUA; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-8-2020

June 29, 2020 - FDA added the Stewart & Stevenson Healthcare Technologies, LLC: Apollo ABVM and SAGICO USA, LLC: V2O SAGICO SYSTEM to the list of ventilators authorized under EUA; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-29-2020

July 23, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD in coordination with HHS awarded Pall Corporation a NTE $4.9 million contract to increase domestic production capacity of ventilator filters; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2286217/dod-awards-49-million-contract-to-pall-corporation-to-increase-industrial-base/

September 2, 2020 - The Department of HHS is canceling some remaining orders for ventilators, explaining that the national stockpile has reached its maximum capacity of 120000; https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/hhs-cancelling-ventilator-contracts-stockpile-full-72765067
« Last Edit: September 13, 2020, 01:38:52 pm by PeteS in CA »
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.