Hospitals throughout the US have been forced to layoff nurses, doctors, and other employees after they emptied due to COVID fears. So whatever happened to all the emergency hospitals built to house the surge of patients that never came? They’re still there, and they’re still costing US taxpayers Millions.
”Colorado’s makeshift COVID-19 hospital still sits empty. That’s good news, I’m glad they didn’t need it. Here we are, over 200 days into the lockdown and they don’t need it, it’s still empty,” reports David Knight.
“Even though Colorado’s emergency hospital still sits empty they’re spending $60 thousand per day on it. They put it in the Colorado convention center who’re using it to stay alive. If you’re connected to the right politicians they’ll find one excuse or another to keep you going.”
When work began in early April, the convention center was planned to be ready for patients by April 18th with 2,000 beds. It was pushed back to June 11th and capacity was reduced to 200 beds.
Each bed consists of three walls, a curtain, and a cot. Construction costs came to $34.6 million, paid for with federal tax money through FEMA, which comes to $173 THOUSAND per bed (cot), before the cost of the lease. The emergency hospital was supposed to be a step-down facility for patients coming off of ventilators who no longer need intensive care.
The $60,000 per-day lease was set to expire on September 12th but was renewed for the rest of the year in case of a ‘second wave’ in the fall. “We’re going to keep evaluating whether we need them,” said Kevin Klein, the Director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Department of Public Safety.
When the cost of the lease is factored in, the cost per bed (i.e. cot) goes from $173,000 to over a QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS per COT. How’s that for government corruption?
“In New York, Trump sent in a 2,500-bed military field hospital and a Navy hospital ship. Another Navy hospital ship was sent to L.A. None of those three were needed. Both hospital ships and the field hospital were never used. And yet, we’re told that more people died of this in New York than anywhere in the world. How could that be? Can you reconcile the cognitive dissonance?”