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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:08 PM

New York City auctioned off extra ventilators due to cost of maintenance: report

Source: The Hill

New York City auctioned off hundreds of city-owned ventilators at least five years ago under Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, according to an investigation by ProPublica.

The city acquired the ventilators in 2006 under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, when a new strain of the flu was circulating in Asia, according to a report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene obtained by the news outlet.

The city began acquiring ventilators and “stockpil[ing] a supply of face masks,” which were later auctioned off because the machines broke down and the health department "couldn't afford to maintain them," according to ProPublica.

The 14-year-old report obtained by ProPublica shows the city was keenly aware of the consequences of a potential pandemic, almost predicting the exact scenario that played out this year, according to the investigative outlet.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/491651-new-york-city-auctioned-off-extra-ventilators-due-to-cost-of-maintenance

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Reply New York City auctioned off extra ventilators due to cost of maintenance: report (Original post)
killaphill Apr 7 OP
underpants Apr 7 #1
killaphill Apr 7 #7
dchill Apr 7 #2
ZZenith Apr 7 #3
Jose Garcia Apr 7 #8
stillcool Apr 7 #4
turbinetree Apr 7 #5
chowder66 Apr 7 #6
Progressive dog Apr 7 #9
Steelrolled Apr 8 #10
ace3csusm Apr 8 #11

Response to killaphill (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:13 PM

1. 14 years ago. Saw this as the top story on Fox.

They are desperate for distraction

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:04 PM

7. It was 5 years ago

Not 14. The 14 year old report highlighted the risk of a pandemic.

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Response to killaphill (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:16 PM

2. "...14-year-old report..."

That's pretty much the opposite of news.

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Response to killaphill (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:29 PM

3. The Hill?!

Why the fuck does anybody post anything from that cesspool?



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hill_(newspaper)

“Solomon regularly inserted material from advertisers into journalistic copy, leading to protests from The Hill's publisher, who subsequently left the paper.[10] Eventually Solomon was rebranded as an opinion contributor.[11] In March 2018 he published an interview and series of columns that promoted a conspiracy theory regarding Ukraine advanced by associates of Rudy Giuliani.[10] This led to further outcry from staff, and in September 2019 Solomon left the paper.[9]

The newspaper claims to have more than 24,000 print readers as of 2019.[2] The Hill is distributed for free in newspaper boxes around the U.S. Capitol building, and mailed directly to all congressional offices.

In 2019, CNN reported that Finkelstein was interfering in the editorial independence of the paper in an inappropriate way to minimize criticism of American President Donald Trump. They reported that staff were "in revolt" over Finkelstein's ownership style.[9]“

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Response to killaphill (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:31 PM

4. cute.

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Response to killaphill (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:49 PM

5. Quaint...........

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Response to killaphill (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:31 PM

6. Next The Hill is going to bitch about how Obama didn't invent ventilators before 1928. nt

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Response to killaphill (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:09 PM

9. The city couldn't afford to maintain them.

They probably also beieved that FEMA and the Federal government would have a national plan to respond. How many Republican led cities ever had a stockpile of ventilators, I wonder. My first guess would be zero.

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Response to killaphill (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:50 AM

10. In hindsight, a boneheaded move

NYC and other cities make plenty of boneheaded moves. That is life. Some look particularly bad in hindsight.

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Response to killaphill (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:52 PM

11. 14 Years Ago, really...

SAD

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