Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 17, 2014, 3:54 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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In all of this - I just LOVE - how it is shown that our ( USA ) emergency preparedness planning and implementation for the last 50 years - has been only so much smoke blown up the asses of the public.
Billions perhaps trillions of dollars that were to be dedicated to this issue of being ready to deal with any and every emergency ( man made or natural ) - to build facilities for health care to treat hundreds of thousands of patients from any cause of a pandemic ( Bird flu - SARS - Swine flu - etc ) - facilities with the proper equipment as well as the proper infectious disease isolation wards as well as proper training and staffing.
And an emergency arises - and SURPRISE - no one is prepared to do anything but panic - and call for emergency money for equipment facilities and supplies that were already supposed to have been stock piled in areas for quick/immediate distribution/use - supplies that should have been in existing facilities already to a capable degree of handling needs till more supplies could then be received from other local stock piles.
What happened to training? To be prepared to treat patients properly and protect the health care workers properly?
Where did all of the money allocated for such disappear to? Where/how was this money actually spent?
We have now had MAJOR emergency response failures in the Gulf and on the East Coast and the West coast as well as in the South Central States. STORM response failures that also called for having housing/facilities and supplies ready for the survivors of the storms as well as the equipment and people allocated to handle emergency repairs and clean-up.
Now it looks like one of the emergency preparedness needs that should have been totally planed for and supplies stocked and staff trained - HAS ALSO NOT BEEN DONE.
WTF people - just WTF