The first is before Jared Kushner took the mic at the Coronavirus Briefing yesterday and the second is after. They represent a striking, stunning and significant shift of the federal government policy from "ensuring that the right medicines and supplies get to those who need them most" to providing "a short-term stopgap buffer" -- putting federal policy in alignment with Mr. Kushner's assertion that:
"The notion of the federal stockpile was it's supposed to be our stockpile. It's not supposed to be states' stockpiles that they then use."
Can I just ask: WTF does that even MEAN???
Who is the "our" in "our stockpile" ... and if "the states" aren't supposed to use it who is? Jared, Ivanka & fam?
Seriously. Anybody? Buehler??? I just can't even.
If having Jared Kushner rewrite our public health policy isn't jumping the shark then there is no shark.
Thanks for letting me vent.
#BeSafe #BeKind #WashYourHands