The nation’s largest integrated health care system has only limited protocols in place to protect its millions of elderly patients.
As American life grinds to a halt, the immigration system – with agencies across two federal departments – has often continued with business as usual.
Policies incentivized sick and vulnerable workers to report for duty. Masks and gloves were forbidden. Confusion reigned within chains.
Compelled to keep working, many farmworkers lack masks, sanitizer and paid sick leave – and are blocked from accessing federal aid.
The casualties come in the wake of reporting that staff were short of protective masks and gloves and were required to report to work sick.
Efforts to create a federal rule to protect workers from infectious diseases have dragged on for decades.
“It’s pretty shady,” said one worker who was called in to fix paint on new cars.
As families and small businesses wait for a share of the $2 trillion stimulus, banks, real estate investors and lenders have already been bailed out.
California created a massive medical reserve – with acute care beds, ventilators and N95 masks — then let it collapse
Mobile acute care hospitals, ventilators and N95 respirators were stocked, but state leaders refused to allocate funds to maintain them.