While Trump plays president, New York's doctors and nurses are forced to decide who lives, who dies
Seems Blunderkind Jared Kushner was given permission by daddy-in-law Trump to lead him by the nose on decision-making in the coronavirus pandemic, including about whether New York needs the assistance its officials have been clamoring for. «I have all this data about ICU capacity. I'm doing my own projections, and I've gotten a lot smarter about this. New York doesn't need all the ventilators,» Kushner reportedly told Trump, according to a person present who spoke with Vanity Fair. New York isn't getting all those ventilators. So New York health care workers are having to decide when they have to let people die because there aren't enough ventilators to go around.
Already, there are refrigerated trucks in hospital parking lots serving as makeshift morgues. Already, nurses and doctors don't have the protective gear they need and are getting sick, being forced out of work. Already, everything but the most urgent noncoronavirus-related surgeries have been cancelled. Already, with more than 1,000 dead in New York City and something like 11,000 hospitalized, hospital administrators are having to make the call: Coronavirus patients who stop breathing or whose hearts stop will not be resuscitated.