- Aug 27, 2007
So do it on a state level. But unless you rotate that stock, it's not going to make sense long term unless we are faced with a pandemic every once in a while. That's why I suggested that when a hospital orders more PPE/etc they take delivery from the stockpile and the new stuff goes into rotation at the stock pile. I had suggested a "national stockpile" but a state one makes more sense logistically. well, until you find out that Tall Deval's cousin who is running it doesn't know how to add or rotate so everything in there is past the "expiration date."Fed gov shouldnt be the go to for everyone.....you make the fed the last resort then hospitals and states choose not to prepare.....like they did this time
If we want something productive to come out of this then hospitals need to be required to maintain n numbers of months of various ppe/supplies of basic stuff........
On top of that states need to maintain emergency stocks of various things.......