Who Should Get Priority?

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Who Should Get Priority?

Post by Turdacious » Fri May 08, 2020 2:02 am

The continuing shortage of personal protective equipment has led to bigger and more complicated hoops that officials have had to jump through in recent weeks, with some governors openly admitting to covert tactics in order to keep supplies from the federal government. At the county level, that’s more difficult, and now WTOP has learned of at least one order that was seized by the feds. Under the terms of a declared national emergency, it’s legal.

WTOP can confirm that one order for at least 80,000 masks — made together by some counties in Northern Virginia — was canceled due to federal preemption. The order, made April 8, was supposed to deliver 50,000 N95 masks to Arlington County and 30,000 to Loudoun County on April 14. The cancellation was made April 13. “They were for our front-line county workers,” said Loudoun County Supervisor Juli Briskman.
https://wtop.com/local/2020/05/some-nor ... n95-order/
Should the feds be able to preempt orders from smaller government agencies (states, counties, cities)?
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Re: Who Should Get Priority?

Post by syaigh » Fri May 08, 2020 2:02 am

What are the feds going to do with it? They haven't shown any kind of model of distribution . . .
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Re: Who Should Get Priority?

Post by Turdacious » Fri May 08, 2020 2:05 am

And FWIW-- Arlington and Loudoun Counties are two of the wealthiest and healthiest counties in the nation, and have among the highest doctor/population ratios in the nation.
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Re: Who Should Get Priority?

Post by Turdacious » Fri May 08, 2020 2:08 am

syaigh wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 2:02 am
What are the feds going to do with it? They haven't shown any kind of model of distribution . . .
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