We Don’t Need No Stinking Ventilators!

Donald of Orange has stated that we do not need so many ventilators….that it is just an exaggeration from governors that are being mean to him.

As the coronavirus crisis escalates, hospitals are pleading for ventilators to save the lives of patients whose lungs are failing. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will need 30,000 of the machines when the pandemic peaks, but President Trump thinks the governor is probably exaggerating. Trump downplayed the need for ventilators in a call to Sean Hannity on Fox News Thursday night, Politico reports. “I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they’re going to be,” he said. “I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You go into major hospitals sometimes, and they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘Can we order 30,000 ventilators?'” Trump likened ventilators to cars, calling them “very expensive” and “very intricate.

Cuomo said Tuesday that FEMA had only sent 400 ventilators. The administration later said 4,000 would be sent. In his call to Hannity, Trump criticized the Democratic governors of Washington and Michigan and praised the Republican leadership of states like Idaho and Nebraska, which have not seen major outbreaks yet, the Hill reports. “They all have a little bit, but many of them have just a little bit and they have it under control.” The New York Times reports that the White House was going to announce General Motors and Ventec Life Systems were teaming up to produce around 80,000 ventilators, but the announcement was called off amid disagreements over how many ventilators were needed and suggestions from FEMA officials that that price tag of around $1 billion was too high.

Yep you read that correctly….they are haggling over your health care and/or your possibility of death.


(map from Time)

1.3+ million people infected and the president does not think we need those ventilators because they are too expensive.

Think about that!

Remember those stories of death panels?

Looks like Donald of Orange is the head of those panels.

Learn Stuff!

Be Smart!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”


15 thoughts on “We Don’t Need No Stinking Ventilators!

  1. Ventilator update!!!!!!
    I want to be fair to Donald of Orange….

    President Trump lashed out at US automakers Friday and demanded they begin making ventilators immediately to help hospitals cope with the pandemic. Both the Hill and Politico see it as something of an “about-face” from Thursday, when Trump suggested that states such as New York were exaggerating the need for the machines. “General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!!” Trump wrote. “FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST!!!!!!” He had another tweet for GM. “They said they were going to give us 40,000 much needed Ventilators, ‘very quickly’. Now they are saying it will only be 6000, in late April, and they want top dollar. Always a mess with Mary,” he wrote, a reference to CEO Mary Barra.

    With the prez response to this virus…..if you think it sucks just wait a day…..chuq

  2. You cannot just re-tool a car plant to make something as specialised as medical ventilators. And auto engineers presumably know little about the strict hygiene required during their manufacture. Just telling Ford to make thousands of ventilators is pointless.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. They are looking for cash to help them re-tool….why not Maytag or Bissell or….if Dyson can do it in 10 days so can we…..chuq

      1. The Dyson thing is a scandal. We have existing respirator companies that offered to increase production. But James Dyson is a ‘good friend’ of the elite, and he is looking for a knighthood.

    1. The House of Orange.

      Now serious you have my sympathy on how Americans are ‘cared’ for.
      I really don’t know what to say.

      Besides the virus you have so much additional stress which shouldn’t be thete in the first place.
      Worry about healthcare, treatment, jobs.

      Keep up the good work adressing it.

      But also take care not to overdo it.

      1. I know you do !
        His orange is artificial, like his pretending to be a president.

        The motto ‘Je Maintiendrai’ (I will maintain) has been the motto of the House of Orange-Nassau since the time of William of Orange.

        I know you shall maintain!

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