Closing lines of this article sum up how little our politicians truly care about what really matters:
Auerbach, who was Boston health commissioner for nine years, said he and other public health officials routinely pleaded with Congress to restore the spending.
He said lawmakers frequently offered the same response: “Do we still need that?”
A disaster foretold: Shortages of ventilators and other medical supplies have long been warned aboutShortages of ventilators, masks and other medical supplies have been a persistent weak link in U.S. disaster preparedness. For two decades, expert warnings have largely gone unheeded....