Thu May 7th, 2020 at 10:09:09 AM EST
First the easy stuff ... chlorinated chicken, chloroquine treatment, NHS on offer ...
END OF UPDATE
Now the difficult part in a wartime effort for our frontlines in hospitals and nursing home: Coronavirus PPE Procurement!
More below the fold ...
Devastating mortality due to lacking PPE supplies for frontline NHS doctors and nurses ... and care homes.
"For the first time, the unique NATO call sign has been used to facilitate the delivery of aid from Turkey to the United Kingdom." [Source: NATO SG Jens Stoltenberg]
Britain thanks NATO ally Turkey for coronavirus support | Hürriyet Daily News |
Britain once again thanked Turkey on April 15 for sending medical equipment for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement, Defense Minister Ben Wallace "expressed gratitude" for Turkey's delivery last week of 250,000 items of personal protective equipment (PPE), including 50,000 N95 face masks, 100,000 surgical masks, and 100,000
Wallace's message came following NATO defense ministers meeting via videoconferencing today to discuss how the alliance would continue to "protect its almost one billion citizens, as it has done for over 70 years, during the
Wallace "reaffirmed the U.K.'s support for NATO's role in the international response to the crisis and committed to examining all requests for assistance from Allies," a ministry statement said.
"NATO can play a key role in the international fight against COVID-19, and Allied solidarity is more important than ever to ensure both the security and the health of our almost one billion citizens," Wallace said.
About that special flight with belated PPE supplies from Turkey ...
Well, not all late procurement is mismanaged ... is it?
China said that it had exported around four billion masks, 16,000 ventilators, 37.5 million pieces of protective clothing, and 2.84 million coronavirus testing kits to more than 50 countries since March 1.
Black Country manufacturers to the rescue as hospitals sent faulty ventilators
Hospitals in the Black Country have been sent the wrong sort of ventilators for use with critically ill coronavirus patients.
More than 250 ventilators were dispatched to hospitals in the West Midlands last weekend to help with the region's fight against Covid-19.
But an undisclosed number of machines that were sent to Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital and Sandwell General Hospital were "not in immediate working order", a source told the Express & Star.
The ventilators are believed to have been manufactured in China and did not have the correct connections for use in British hospitals.
It is understood that the problem was not identified until hospital staff were preparing the machines for use with sick patients on wards.
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Across the Big Pond, Trump is hastily searching where to put the blame next ... he has no patience or time for futilities. If you criticize, you'll be damned!
○ Louisiana nurse tells Trump that coronavirus protective gear is 'sporadic.' He pushes back. | NOLA News |
President Trump speaks during an event to sign a proclamation in honor of World Nurses Day, in the Oval Office of the White House. (AP/Photo/Evan Vucci)
○ Trump's New Message: Time to Move On to the Recovery
Confronted with America's worst public health disaster in generations, President Trump declared himself a wartime president. The attack by the "China" coronavirus was worse than Pearl Harbor or the World Trade Center attacks. For the month of June, dire predictions show up to 3,000 deaths daily!! Unimagineable loss of life in peacetime. Now he has begun doing what previous commanders have executed when a warfare goes badly: Declare victory and go dwelling.
However Mr. Trump's cure-can't-be-worse-than-the-disease logic is obvious: As unhealthy as the virus could also be, the value of the digital nationwide lockdown has grown too excessive.
Trump: "Did I mention the fantastic job my very intelligent son-in-law has performed with a group of volunteers?"