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Dennis Donovan

(18,785 posts)
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:04 PM Feb 2020

Hundreds of masks missing from Bellevue NYC-one of the few designated COVID-19 ctrs



Erin Banco ✔@ErinBanco

NEW: At Bellevue (NYC) -one of the only designated coronavirus centers in the U.S. (75 beds)--hundreds of masks went missing overnight as news broke that the virus had reached the U.S.

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Doctors are worried they are going to run out of the masks and other equipment. Meanwhile, in the admin, the WH tries to get a hold of the messaging.

2:58 PM - Feb 26, 2020


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Hundreds of masks missing from Bellevue NYC-one of the few designated COVID-19 ctrs (Original Post) Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 OP
wash your hands and handmade34 Feb 2020 #1
Watch eBay. Baked Potato Feb 2020 #2
Check Harvey Weinstein's.... OneBlueDotBama Feb 2020 #3
Other equipment should include gloves, Purell, and surgical scrubs. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #4
Did anyone check to see if Wellstone ruled Feb 2020 #5
So we'll get the life-saving masks after the wall blows down again. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #6
Saw a clip of that 3M plant on the local news Wellstone ruled Feb 2020 #7
Less protection at a higher price. CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #8
It makes sense that they were stolen because Silver Gaia Feb 2020 #9
The companies that make masks are gonna make a killing!! mitch96 Feb 2020 #10
Oh, so NOW people are beginning to realize that the Chinese purchased the inventory Baitball Blogger Feb 2020 #11

handmade34

(22,761 posts)
1. wash your hands and
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:15 PM
Feb 2020

don't touch your face primarily the mask keeps you from putting your hands in your face... and most people don't wear them properly... and if you feel a need to wear one: shave your beard

masks are mostly important for health care professional working with infected people

CaptYossarian

(6,448 posts)
4. Other equipment should include gloves, Purell, and surgical scrubs.
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:44 PM
Feb 2020

And those cover-alls they wear in quarantined rooms.

Was there a truck waiting outside?

 

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
5. Did anyone check to see if
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 04:52 PM
Feb 2020

Dominic was in the area? Or Fat Donnie?

The 3M plant where surgical masks is scheduled to be downsized with production going to Mexico. Ought to get real interesting.

 

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
7. Saw a clip of that 3M plant on the local news
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 05:40 PM
Feb 2020

last night. Interesting. The mask's shown being made are just plain dust masks. They are not going to protect one from and Air-Borne Spores.

CaptYossarian

(6,448 posts)
8. Less protection at a higher price.
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 05:42 PM
Feb 2020

It's the American Way.

Really, they're saving tons in salary and not bringing the price down. Bet the farm on it.

Silver Gaia

(4,597 posts)
9. It makes sense that they were stolen because
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 05:51 PM
Feb 2020

the 3M N95 masks are out of stock EVERYWHERE. I've been looking for them for several weeks now because my husband is particularly vulnerable. I always buy some in the spring so he can help with yard work (it can be extremely dusty when we've not had rain here in northern CA), but he will be vulnerable to the virus as well. So far, every place I've checked, both local stores and online, and including 3M's "where to buy" list, are all out of stock. I'm seeing this message:

"DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR 6-8 WEEKS. WE WILL UPDATE AVAILABILITY AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE."

So, if people feel they need them, can't buy them, and don't trust that they will be able to buy them in time, they will steal them. People are starting to panic. We will see more of this. We are ill-prepared thanks to the idiot "in charge."

mitch96

(14,135 posts)
10. The companies that make masks are gonna make a killing!!
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 06:14 PM
Feb 2020

Just like when the HIV crisis started you could not find gloves anywhere. The Hospital I worked at were going nuts trying to source gloves..
A couple of us were joking we should buy one of those glove making machines but we never did it. I wonder where I can buy a mask making machine..?

On another thought ,how much do you want to bet the orange shitstain is going to blame the out break in the immigrants coming into our country, claim a national emergency and close the borders... Oh yeah, get more money for the wall...
As the political saying goes.. "Don't let a crisis go to waste"... Some quote Churchill some say Machiavelli but it works..
Worked for Cheney to get the war with Iraq going with no proof... It also got Bush reelected b/c he was a "war" prez...... uffda
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Baitball Blogger

(47,153 posts)
11. Oh, so NOW people are beginning to realize that the Chinese purchased the inventory
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 06:16 PM
Feb 2020

of face masks from all our health and hardware stores. I was wondering when that light was going to go on.

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