$660 million field hospitals

CaneFan79

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It cost $660 million to build them and they ended up not being used.
If they hadn't been built, the pundits would have howled at the irresponsible lack of action by the administration.

The irony? The military, whose actions were amongst the fastest and still the most meaningful, will have it's budget cut in the out years to pay for the trillions in debt we have accumulated in a lot of dubious i.e. non-PPP, Unemployment insurance, etc, spending to get votes....Low rates? Yes, but .5 percent interest on TRILLIONS is not a small sum.

You can't fix stupid...err, congress (especially without a line item veto).
 

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So, now you have supplies to build field hospitals when we actually need them.

This was part of the problem exposed by this pandemic, even if its effects have been a bit overblown...we were grossly unprepared for the worst.
 

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The problem they are discovering in MA is that people who are discharged after significant hospital time including vents, need something called Long Term Acute Care. These are more intense than rehab hospitals but less the regular hospitals. There are very few of them left in the country and few of them accept COVID patients. If you have read stories of those who had a struggle, they lose the ability to speak, function, breathe properly.
 

CaneFan79

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So, now you have supplies to build field hospitals when we actually need them.

This was part of the problem exposed by this pandemic, even if its effects have been a bit overblown...we were grossly unprepared for the worst.
Uh, no:

https://www.army.mil/article/210113/army_field_hospitals_and_expeditionary_hospitalization

You must be unfamiliar with terms like "pre-positioned" and "war readiness stocks." The main expense was the contractors erecting the materials on hand...As opposed to soldiers, sailors, and airman, whom exposure may detract from their primary mission, combat. This is not a new concept; one of the few fun times I had in the Gulf War was hanging out with nurses manning such a hospital in Seeb, Oman. The unprepared narrative, like so many false narratives in the media, is either ignorance or agenda. You don't make thousands of beds, triage areas, and surgical suites in a month. Of course, this means that these thinking ahead logistical efforts will be cut for some brain-dead Speaker of House to fund vote-getting projects.

https://publichealth.nyu.edu/faculty/robyn-gershon

So a heralded NYU academic with obviously more education then common sense can't tell her cousin on Long Island to go to a hospital? The inference is her cousin died because there was no field hospital built on Long Island, however Gershon already had stated that the communication from such luminaries as the Coumo brothers was don't go to the hospital, but then she is shocked they didn't finish the Long Island hospitals...Newsflash you over-educated NYC arrogant POS, the Field Hospitals were not being used! No wonder they focus so much on NYC, NPR's primary auduence must be dumb ass New Yorkers, who think they are all brillant, but can't demonstrate one iota of critical thinking or common sense.


Not a bad idea...
 
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randolph herndon

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It cost $660 million to build them and they ended up not being used.
Wacko governors crying they were going to be massively short of beds and doctors. In NY with all those elderly dying the USS Comfort Hospital Ship and 200 people of the 1,000 plus beds available and the Javatiz in NYC center equipped with 4,000 beds never had more than 1,000 people. Instead of using them sent the positively tested residents back into their nursing home from which the came. Should be tried criminally but you know it will never happen.
 
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