A new Report straight from the Trump War room identifies that while Joe Biden was VP, at least 3 Government reports; warning of potential ventilator shortage were ignored.
According to the report, [which was prepared by CNN,] the Obama-Biden Administration ignored at least 3 government reports in which “federal officials predicted the United States would experience a critical lack of ventilators” during an outbreak like the global coronavirus pandemic. At least another 7 warnings were issued between 2003 and 2007, while Joe Biden was a U.S. Senator.
Despite this drumbeat of warnings, Joe Biden did nothing, further undermining his claim that he is competent enough to lead the country.
This is Biden’s record:
In 2009, the H1N1 swine flu pandemic “triggered the largest deployment in U.S. history of the Strategic National Stockpile,” which “distributed 85 million N95 respirators — fitted face masks that block most airborne particles — along with millions of other masks, gowns and gloves.” But while Joe Biden was Vice President, no effort was made to replenish the stockpile of masks, despite warnings from multiple experts and a 2010 report funded by the federal government recommending the repository of masks be restocked for a future pandemic. “In hindsight, it appears to be shortsighted,” said the senior director of public health preparedness for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
In 2009, the Obama-Biden Administration scrapped the White House Health and Security Office, which worked on international health issues – meaning there was no dedicated pandemic office at the NSC for almost the entire time Joe Biden was Vice President.
In its FY2013, FY2015, and FY2017 budget proposals, while Joe Biden was Vice President, the Obama Administration sought to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from the CDC. When excluding Obamacare’s Prevention and Public Health Fund, the Obama-Biden Administration “sought CDC cuts in five of its eight years.”
In 2009, Joe Biden nearly caused a public panic during the swine flu outbreak with reckless, irresponsible comments that were not supported by science or public health experts. A Democrat Senator bemoaned the fact that Biden spread “misinformation” on national TV. To prevent a public panic and stock market slide, the Obama White House had rush to clean up the mess Joe Biden made and publicly apologize for his incompetence. Barbara Walters said Biden was “irresponsible” and Joy Behar said “Biden doesn’t remember he’s the Vice President sometimes.”