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Duke Lacrosse

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California once had mobile hospitals and a ventilator stockpile. But it dismantled them.

They were ready to roll whenever disaster struck California: three 200-bed mobile hospitals that could be deployed to the scene of a crisis on flatbed trucks and provide advanced medical care to the injured and sick within 72 hours.

Each hospital would be the size of a football field, with a surgery ward, intensive care unit and X-ray equipment. Medical response teams would also have access to a massive stockpile of emergency supplies: 50 million N95 respirators, 2,400 portable ventilators and kits to set up 21,000 additional patient beds wherever they were needed.

In 2006, citing the threat of avian flu, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the state would invest hundreds of millions of dollars in a powerful set of medical weapons to deploy in the case of large-scale emergencies and natural disasters such as earthquakes, fires and pandemics.

“In light of the pandemic flu risk, it is absolutely a critical investment,” he told a news conference. “I’m not willing to gamble with the people’s safety.”...

Read on to find out what happened. It may surprise you.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/california/story/2020-03-28/coronavirus-california-mobile-hospitals-ventilators
Posted by Duke Lacrosse | Sat Mar 28, 2020, 01:04 PM (3 replies)

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