TUG Review Crew: Veteran
- Jun 6, 2005
- Reaction score
I honestly cannot understand how our country is so ill-prepared for a pandemic. We're so much more technologically advanced than ever and should have been looking at the future with an eye for something of this magnitude. I'm not blaming any one government administration - all of them failed in not ensuring our country was prepared.
IMHO it is pure profit motive. Like every other business inventory costs money. Keeping the beds, ventilators and staff on hand to handle this situation would cut into profits. Even non profit hospitals are always being asked to save money. Having equipment on hand that may be used once a decade or less was not going to happen. It will be interesting to see how these type of issues will be addressed in the future.