WHO’S TO BLAME FOR THE COVID-19 PPE CRISIS?

Coronavirus executive order in Oregon mandates all elective and non-urgent procedures to be postponed across medical, dental, veterinary, surgery centers until at least June[redacted]months!). In other words, shut down all PPE consuming healthcare that are not solving life threatening healthcare issues (that’s most of healthcare services).

Oregon has moved beyond preventing spread and is now trying to preserve PPE (gloves, masks, gowns, etc) for the potential swell of patients into the hospital system. They’re running out of PPE already in New York.

Who’s to blame? How could our hospital systems be so ill prepared? Why does the government not have a national stock of PPE? I have so many questions...


Oregon Executive Order Link



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