Recent news articles have brought up the fact that Andrew Como opted not to buy 16,000 ventilators.
Counterclaims peaked my interest so I dug into it . To my surprised the end result was a completely rational understanding on how things would play
out during a major flu pandemic.
The report at hand is from the New York State task force on life and law.
Titled “VENTILATOR ALLOCATION GUIDELINES” it was first issued in 2007 and adopted by other states as their approach. The report at hand is a
update for 2015. Which means this will likely happen in more states . I hope those governors are more pragmatic .
New York State was following these guidelines when the decision was made on 16,000 extra ventilators .
A pandemic that is especially severe with respect to the number of patients affected and the acuity of illness will create shortages of many
health care resources, including personnel and equipment. Specifically, many more patients will require the use of ventilators than can be
accommodated with current supplies. New York State may have enough ventilators to meet the needs of patients in a moderately severe pandemic. In a
severe public health emergency on the scale of the 1918 influenza pandemic, however, these ventilators would not be sufficient to meet the demand.
Even if the vast number of ventilators needed were purchased, a sufficient number of trained staff would not be available to operate them. If the most
severe forecast becomes a reality, New York State and the rest of the country will need to allocate ventilators.
I hate to say it. But they’re 100% right for a tragedy of that scale. The need for ventilators could not be met. Nor would there be enough medical
personnel to meet them.
It proposes setting up a triage system by age group. The moment triage is implemented is the moment you come to the practical realization that some
people on the list are going to die due to lack of resources.
The fact that the legal aspect of doing so what is considered. Is proof enough that they were serious about this protocol.
Here is what still offends me.
Instead of acknowledging these facts which he based his decision on. Como chose the liberal ideology of hypocrisy. Instead of explaining guidelines
that have been in place since he assumed office.
He ignored the indisputable facts of the matter and chose to blame the “mean orange man” . His ghoul like rationale must be that he can use
those bodies to his political advantage. Which comes as no surprise . It is a pattern that the left uses regularly. (Guns)
And of course the lefts water carriers have backed the play.
30,000 ventilators or a moot point when you have no one to operate them.
272 Pages here I gave it a hard skim . To me the specifics of how the triage would be implemented are irrelevant. The people that are most likely to
die and are denied access usually do anyway. Their families are going to be upset. The family and patients granted access Will be glad it wasn’t on
a first come first serve basis.
Cold hard facts of a pandemic
edit on 26-3-2020 by Fallingdown because: (no reason given)