And to sum up why the American health care system is so woefully unprepared. You maximize your profits by running at capacity. Why waste money keeping 15 ventilators up and running when you only ever need 5. Why keep 8 nurses on staff when you only need 6 to do the rounds. We are woefully unprepared for a bad flu season, we are catastrophically unprepared for a pandemic.
That’d because they’re worried about not going over budget and bringing in as much $ as possible. No reason to keep a thousand extra ventilators. They push disaster response funding off onto the state and federal govt understandably. In this case, that’s not working because the federal govt is being run by men hired specifically to slash and burn everything Obama touched.