“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.”
So according to the article, the mission of the SNS was changed the next day.
Old pre-Kushner statement:
“Strategic National Stockpile is the nation’s largest supply of life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out.”
It continued, “When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that the right medicines and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency.”
Seems reasonable enough. “Our stockpile” means all of us unless Kushner was referring to his family.
New, post-Kushner statement:
“The Strategic National Stockpile’s role is to supplement state and local supplies during public health emergencies. Many states have products stockpiled, as well. The supplies, medicines, and devices for life-saving care contained in the stockpile can be used as a short-term stopgap buffer when the immediate supply of adequate amounts of these materials may not be immediately available.”
As far as I can see, it is still “our” stockpile.
No way to truly defend the indefensible, but a little revisionist history will still impress the gullible with a couple of cute “turns of phrases”.
Unfortunately I cannot help but see that Kushner’s condescending explanation about SNS was a way to tell states to f#@k off. With all due respect of course.
Does anybody know what the hell is going on in this regime?