New York City was the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak during spring 2020.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies were critical at this juncture.
Flashback to 2020, and you’ll remember one of the primary issues was securing enough PPE to care for hospitalized patients.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "Where are the ventilators? Where are the gowns? Where's the PPEs? Where are the masks? Where are they? Where are they if they're doing it?" pic.twitter.com/opP330Q9Ay
— The Hill (@thehill) March 24, 2020
"It can't be that we can't make these."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo calls on US manufacturers to help produce PPE for health workers and says the state will work with companies who face financial difficulty making them.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 3, 2020
With no action from the federal government to coordinate medical supplies, Cuomo says NY will work with six other Northeastern states to buy $5 billion worth of PPE, supplies, and test equipment. This will ensure every hospital can meet the newly required 90-day stockpile of PPE. pic.twitter.com/9EYKjm60NW
— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) May 4, 2020
Governor Cuomo just said it…Trump says we have millions of masks, plenty of PPE and thousands of ventilators…WHERE ARE THEY? Is Trump lying? Is Pence (clutch the pearls) lying? If not, WHERE ARE THE SUPPLIES?
— Greg Scott (@GregScott04) March 24, 2020
Fake News 60 Minutes tonight blaming Pres. Trump for no PPE in NY hospitals. But, the NY Mayor and Governor said on the record that the WH sent them EVERYTHING they asked for. Why didn't CBS confront Gov. Cuomo or the Mayor and ask them why a shortage?? Fake News CBS.
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) April 12, 2020
At the height of NYC’s COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Cuomo announced a “New Hospital Network Central Coordinating Team.”
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new hospital network Central Coordinating Team that will help facilitate a more coordinated and strategic approach among the state’s healthcare system in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coordinating team will help implement the statewide public-private hospital plan, which the Governor announced yesterday, to share information, supplies, staff and patients among hospitals across the State. The team will be responsible for organizing upstate to downstate staffing; assisting Elmhurst Hospital and other stressed hospitals; setting patient thresholds for hospitals; organizing patient transfers to other hospitals and the USNS Comfort; coordinating State-City stockpiles and individual hospital stockpiles; and facilitating staffing recruitment.
The team will be led by the State Department of Health and includes the Westchester, New York City and Long Island healthcare systems, the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State. The team will also work with FEMA and the federal government.
However, PPE shortage remained an urgent issue at multiple facilities.
President Trump raised the possibility someone was stealing PPE from New York hospitals:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds to President Trump's suggestion that PPE is potentially being stolen from New York hospitals.
"If that's what he meant, then he should say that, ask for an investigation, and that's how you handle that." pic.twitter.com/VjuzfsZQVJ
— Axios (@axios) March 31, 2020
Were the supplies going out the back door and forcing healthcare workers to wear garbage bags for gowns?
Is this the beautiful that the current occupant of the White House was describing. Nurses dying in New York hospitals & dressed in garbage bags trying to protect themselves from being next. @realDonaldTrump, you have blood on your hands. Your inaction is fucking sick. pic.twitter.com/pY3fL46Csq
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) March 26, 2020
According to a whistleblower, the hospital purposely tossed PPE and other critical medical supplies in the trash.
A former Northwell – Staten Island University Hospital – North Campus employee came forward with the shocking allegation.
And the whistleblower provided video evidence to verify the claims.
Anthony Russo, a former materials management employee, stated he received instructions to throw away supplies 3-4 times per week.
The order began at the onset of the “pandemic’ and carried on until the NYC COVID-19 jab mandate deadline.
Trashed supplies included N-95 masks, isolation gowns, gloves, lumbar puncture kits, IV starter kits, shampoos, lotions, socks, diapers, and more.
Why was Russo instructed by upper management to throw critical PPE in the dumpster?
Watch this exclusive report from WeThePeopleAreTheNews for answers.
*Source – WeThePeopleAreTheNews*
During a pandemic, what sense does it make for a hospital to throw out critical medical supplies?
If the hospital is overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, wouldn’t they need the supplies?
Why are taxpayer-funded medical supplies getting tossed in the dumpster and forcing healthcare workers to resort to garbage bags?
What were the financial implications for the hospital?
These are questions that warrant an audit and investigation.
WeThePeopleAreTheNews reached out to Northwell – Staten Island University Hospital – North Campus for an explanation.
At the time of writing, the hospital has yet to respond to the inquiry.