Thursday, March 26, 2020
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had a chance to order 16,000 ventilators five years ago for a discount, but he opted for death panels and lotteries instead, President Donald Trump said Tuesday.“Take a look at that, Bill. What does that say?” Trump asked.“Is this social distancing here?” Hemmer asked.“It says New York Governor Cuomo rejected buying recommended 16,000 ventilators in 2015 for a pandemic, established death panels and lotteries instead. So he had a chance to buy in 2015, 16,000 ventilators at a very low price, and he turned it down. I'm not blaming him or anything else, but he shouldn't be talking about us,” the president said.“He's supposed to be buying his own ventilators. We are going to help, but if you think about it, Governor Cuomo, we are building him four hospitals. We are building him four medical centers. We are working very, very hard for the people of New York. We are working a lot with him, and then I watch him on this show complaining. He had 16,000 ventilators he could have had a great price and he didn't buy them,” Trump said.
They decided that buying ventilators was cheaper than triage ... deciding who to die.
In 2015, that task force came up with rules that will be imposed when ventilators run short. Patients assigned a red code will have highest access, and other patients will be assigned green, yellow or blue (the worst), depending on a “triage officer’s” decision.In truth, a death officer. Let’s not sugar-coat it. It won’t be up to your own doctor.