As the coronavirus pandemic strains America’s health care supplies, the media have lambasted the Trump administration for their preparedness to deal with the pandemic.
But as usual, the Mainstream Media leave out the one detail that would make their Trump-Hate accusations completely absurd.
While the Trump administration failed to replenish the medical equipment, it’s not as if they used them, and then ignored their responsibility to the American people for 7-years.
On March 26, The Daily Wire published an article centering on the Obama administration neglecting to replenish the CDC national stockpile of masks and other medical equipment they depleted fighting the 2009 N1H1 / Swine Flu epidemic.
During the presidency of Barack Obama, the national stockpile was seriously taxed as the administration addressed multiple crises over eight years. About “75 percent of N95 respirators and 25 percent of face masks contained in the CDC’s Strategic National Stockpile (∼100 million products) were deployed for use in health care settings over the course of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic response,” according to a 2017 study in the journal Health Security.
Again according to NIH, the stockpile’s resources were also used during hurricanes Alex, Irene, Isaac and Sandy. Flooding in 2010 in North Dakota also called for stockpile funds to be deployed. The 2014 outbreaks of the ebola virus and botulism, as well as the 2016 outbreak of the zika virus, continued to significantly tax the stockpile with no serious effort from the Obama administration to replenish the fund.
To Their Credit, The TDS Infected USAToday confirmed the Daily Wire Story As True:
On Friday, the liberal biased Trump-hating USA Today fact-checked the Daily Wire article the Obama / Biden administration’s seven years of neglect:
We rate this claim TRUE because it is supported by our research. There is no indication that the Obama administration took significant steps to replenish the supply of N95 masks in the Strategic National Stockpile after it was depleted from repeated crises. Calls for action came from experts at the time concerned for the country’s ability to respond to future serious pandemics. Such recommendations were, for whatever reason, not heeded.
Despite my supporting President Trump, this fact-check doesn’t exonerate his administration because they could have done a better job of restocking the medical supplies over the past three years.
But I at least understand how the Trump administration could have taken its eye off the ball, due to the Democrats and the mainstream media never-ending attacks since November 8th, 2016.
If anything this USA Today fact-check only proves how reprehensible the mainstream media have become.
They blame Trump for the low amount of N95 masks not being replenished during his three years in office, but give a hard pass to calling out Obama’s 7-Years of dereliction?
In my opinion, the one that should be held most accountable is the administration who never replenished the depleted medical equipment after they used them. Rather than the administration who walked in an found an empty warehouse.
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