California Governor Gavin Newsom said that 170 ventilators sent by the Trump administration arrived “not working” and are now being fixed by a Silicon Valley firm.
The L.A. Times reports: “California and other states have been stocking up on ventilators in anticipation of a shortage at hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first-term Democrat said he learned about the problem with the federal government’s ventilators when he visited Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday.”
Said Newsom: “Rather than lamenting about it, rather than complaining about it, rather than pointing fingers, rather than generating headlines in order to generate more stress and anxiety, we got a car and a truck. And we had those 170 brought here to this facility at 8 a.m. this morning, and they are quite literally working on those ventilators right now. … The governor said the ventilators came from the national stockpile, a supply of life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services.”