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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
How The Media Blew The Ventilator Story; And More!
“After nearly four years of unrelieved Trump hysteria in the media, it’s hard to rank the worst journalistic outrages,” Rich Lowry writes for the National Review. But how the press misreported the story of America’s ventilator stockpile “belongs high on the list.”
Last year, America produced a total of 30,000 ventilators. This year, the country will produce somewhere around 200,000—and the machines are already coming in.
“By any measure, that’s a success, certainly compared with where we thought we’d be less than a month ago. If the media weren’t so devoted to gotcha idiocy, more people might know about it.”
The U.S. Small Business Administration has “processed more than 14 years’ worth of loans in less than 14 days . . . A month ago, it would have been unfathomable to imagine that a relatively small federal agency like SBA could erect a loan program” of that scale in just one week, Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza writes in USA Today.
“Facing a once-in-a-century pandemic, a crisis that some have likened to a world war, the U.S. is fortunate to have President Trump in charge. I have witnessed him make the tough decisions necessary at every turn to keep America safe. Seven of these decisions stand out,” National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien writes in The Wall Street Journal.
“Now more than ever before, we must take action to address the mental health consequences this pandemic has brought. Under the president's direction, we are harnessing a whole-of-government approach to remove the barriers to addressing mental health and preventing suicide for Americans,” Second Lady Karen Pence, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, and Dr. Elizabeth Van Winkle write for Fox News.