Why The $8 Billion Stockpile Didn't Save Us From The Coronavirus Spread

14 Apr 2020
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In 1999, President Clinton ordered the formation of the Strategic National Stockpile - a series of warehouses in secret locations filled with medical supplies and personal protective equipment to be used in case of a natural disaster or health emergency. Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Stockpile has already distributed about 90% of its resources, according to federal officials. We asked the Department of Health and Human Services why the Stockpile didn't have enough resources to meet the demand for PPE required by healthcare professionals fighting COVID-19 on the front lines. According to a HHS spokesperson, the Stockpile wasn't designed for an event of this magnitude. However, thanks to billions in newly allocated funds from Congress and private contracts to replenish the Stockpile's warehouses, some much-needed help is on the way.
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Why The $8 Billion Stockpile Didn't Save Us From The Coronavirus Spread

  • Basically they was stocked incase of a small disaster and not a world wide disaster. they just didnt have enough to supply what demand was being called to fix. like calling for a semi and u can only get a minivan to carry all ur needs. so they are saying that we was not ready for this pandemic when it was to hit at anytime.

    tyrone btyrone b6 bulan yang lalu
  • Am I the only one that finds it extremely distracting and annoying when someone’s waving their arms around like a jackass just so deaf people know what’s going on?

    Isaac BIsaac B6 bulan yang lalu
  • Simply put like this, the said stockpiles were based on PREDICTIONS, there is no way to account for everything as all in life has Numerous VARIABLES. The Biggest Variable here is WE are the VIRUS. We as a Human Species just need to die like the dinosaurs..

    Joshua79C CJoshua79C C6 bulan yang lalu
  • who the heck runs these warehouses? all these guys are wearing sneakers and no safety shoes???

    Arvin VardeArvin Varde6 bulan yang lalu
  • is sold to the highest bidder!

    Cornell WatersCornell Waters6 bulan yang lalu
  • Because supplies is not enough

    Chi ChenChi Chen6 bulan yang lalu
  • 😧

    Chi ChenChi Chen6 bulan yang lalu
  • Breaking news: the clown has no idea what the SNS is. He has no idea where the stock piles is.

    Pao LeePao Lee6 bulan yang lalu
  • In secret locations in secret amounts... Is it a fantasy place? Or UPs has not yet stolen enough private parcels sent by Chinese people to their friends and family around the world

    Dee B.Dee B.7 bulan yang lalu
  • How many of those “new” ventilators will be “repairable” in a few years under Right to Repair laws??? Or do we just buy them new every couple years???

    bwvidsbwvids7 bulan yang lalu
  • Graham Flanagan: "The COVID-19 crisis is the biggest test the Strategic National Stockpile has faced so far. Has it already failed, or is it too early to tell?" Exactly!

    Ron VillejoRon Villejo7 bulan yang lalu
  • America needs to make more ventilators and PPE that way we are ready for anything. Another thing we should also look at is mental health.

    Heyits PantheritaHeyits Pantherita7 bulan yang lalu
  • So basically they didn't order enough

    Sociopathic Rich SocialistSociopathic Rich Socialist7 bulan yang lalu
  • Hello.... you Idiots of the world USA 🇺🇲

    yuda yudaayuda yudaa7 bulan yang lalu
  • $16K per ventilator

    GuardianLordsGuardianLords7 bulan yang lalu
  • Stockpile expired.

    A. I.A. I.7 bulan yang lalu
  • Can you make "Why buying 1000 roll of tissues won't save us from coronavirus?"

    Maulana Ibnu SabilMaulana Ibnu Sabil7 bulan yang lalu
  • Lots of moving parts...The stockpile is an emergency supply, it's never going to be 100% because disasters happen every year, using up the supplies. Medical supplies aren't free and there are not enough being produced to keep up with the demand. What's worse is alot of supplies come from China so when China is hurting they will use the supplies first. We need to produce more medical supplies in America to help out with the demand. On top of this, if everyone needed a ventilator all at once there wouldn't be enough for everyone. A lot of what is happening is new situations never experienced before with this many people involved.

    Mog RavenclawMog Ravenclaw7 bulan yang lalu
  • Those warehouses are a waste of money

    Midwest TrainsMidwest Trains7 bulan yang lalu
  • our Country been in debt for over 20 years and China owns over half of it Its common sense there is no stock pile at all

    Joe GottiJoe Gotti7 bulan yang lalu
  • *Like the National Gold Reserve, the National Stockpile is non existent!*

    Project ContractorsProject Contractors7 bulan yang lalu
  • 0:03 hopefully osha didnt see that going forks forward into an isle with no horn or stop. He was acting like he wasn't on IDworlds lmao

    MdamonetteMdamonette7 bulan yang lalu
  • So does anyone else think its super crazy to think we just have these giant, undercover warehouses, probably with super high tech security, just around america?

    Asheville TrainmanAsheville Trainman7 bulan yang lalu
  • Because Obama never restocked it.

    Davis MathisDavis Mathis7 bulan yang lalu
  • Is that really a hidden warehouse? So the employees dont know what they're packaging and moving?

    Diecast GuyKidDiecast GuyKid7 bulan yang lalu
  • Too bad we couldn't stockpile some leadership from previous administrations.

    DavidDavid7 bulan yang lalu
  • even walmart i think find the solution of this problem hard because not like retailer stockist, national stockpile is an emergency goods.so really unuse for quite long time till one day it really needed and maybe needed all.the problem is since is long time not use stock,the stock could be expired.like when u stock drugs at home for emergency.too much is not good,too little not good too unless.the stock can be update.

    coolinspire funnybookcoolinspire funnybook7 bulan yang lalu
  • A senior advisor AND a son-in-law

    strong122strong1227 bulan yang lalu
  • The National Stockpile is for Area 51 not for this crisis of a pandemic.

    The Activist GuyThe Activist Guy7 bulan yang lalu
  • Developed country doesn't mean better, now i know as USA shows this as an example.

    T650iT650i7 bulan yang lalu
  • The incompetency of politicians never ceases to amaze me.

    Miguel PeñaMiguel Peña7 bulan yang lalu
  • We didn't have a stockpile that's the problem smh idiots

    American NachoAmerican Nacho7 bulan yang lalu
  • Would a good reporter go out of their way to mention Jarod was the PUSA's son - in - law? I don't think they would. Be a good reporter and seek help for the TDS that has started to show. Don't be a hack, just the facts.

    Ken GrayKen Gray7 bulan yang lalu
  • Just because of people buy a lot of stuff and don't use them

    Suchela SrivatsaSuchela Srivatsa7 bulan yang lalu
  • Clearly the system failed BIG TIME!!!

    hyou zan renhyou zan ren7 bulan yang lalu
  • I think 2020 is gonna be a kick in the but like 1941 was for America After this they are, ir should step up their game

    Nathan PrattNathan Pratt7 bulan yang lalu
  • I still say it was a failure of government on all levels, especially at the top.

    lotheanlothean7 bulan yang lalu
  • That's over $16,000 per ventilator. Talk about price gouging!

    aowi7280aowi72807 bulan yang lalu
  • I heard most of the stock was old and rotten. It couldn't be used once it arrived. I have to change the gloves in my first aid kit every year.

    aowi7280aowi72807 bulan yang lalu
  • 1:19 Well that kinda defeats the purpose doesn't it?

    Orbital PotatoOrbital Potato7 bulan yang lalu
  • Goddamn when I first clicked on this video I thought it was the inside of a Costco

    Alexander BorekAlexander Borek7 bulan yang lalu
  • This is so well made documentary i'd want it to be shown in schools

    MatalamieliMatalamieli7 bulan yang lalu
  • Short answer not for covid 19

    Royalte LuisRoyalte Luis7 bulan yang lalu
  • The answer, its never enough. European health care: Not enough Canadian health care: Not enough IDworlds comments: If the us invested more in health care we wouldn't be in this situation Its never enough

    ‏‏‎‏‏‎7 bulan yang lalu
  • Jared should take his privileged self and get off the podium.

    Liz A.Liz A.7 bulan yang lalu
  • This is kind of manipulating when you say 170 around ventilators failed .when you talk about bigger number they should say about percentage of failure ...this is how the MEDIA tricks to get number of views

    V Charan TejaV Charan Teja7 bulan yang lalu
  • Because Obama didn't restore it

    loadmaster61loadmaster617 bulan yang lalu
  • Because we didnt need it. This virus is nowhere near as bad as they said and this whole quarantine thing isnt worth it

    ZheeYoYoZheeYoYo7 bulan yang lalu

    Default NameDefault Name7 bulan yang lalu
  • Because Obama let it get depleated. Buying Obamaphones were more of a priority

    TA BTA B7 bulan yang lalu
  • What happened to the equipment the US is hogging from the other countries that dont have any stockpile? The illegal seizures?

    secret yawnsecret yawn7 bulan yang lalu
  • Who is wishing California to secede out of the Union to help other states who are in a situation?

    Resolvelution TensionResolvelution Tension7 bulan yang lalu
    • Resolvelution Tension 1country 2 governments System. Help western countries until reunited a year later

      Andres LiuAndres Liu7 bulan yang lalu
  • I'm from New York and I blame Coumo for the bad handling of the virus in NY. This guy called Coumo is the freaking governor of New York which hosts the world's #1 terrorist target on planet New York City. Coumo and the past governors should have prepared NYC for any biological terrorist attack.

    CroodCrood7 bulan yang lalu
  • Kushners lying

    NovejSpeed3NovejSpeed37 bulan yang lalu
  • Shouldn't each state have it's own stockpile, based on population and size

    ChoopChoop7 bulan yang lalu
  • 3:57 little dramatic on the facial expression bud.

    M JM J7 bulan yang lalu
  • The only thing biggest than American arrogance is American incompetence.

    TheCoper COperTheCoper COper7 bulan yang lalu
  • America is surely crumbling! We're not considering this pandemic to be a natural disaster or terrorist attack, then what do you consider it to be?

    Nathaniel12345678910Nathaniel123456789107 bulan yang lalu
  • So in other words the stockpile like those in charge of our country is full of shit..’America First’!!!’

    Dr. BeeDr. Bee7 bulan yang lalu
  • I do wonder what Cuomo will do with all the ventilators after this is over. Will he store them, then decide it cost to much to do that, and throw them out. Something to keep track of.

    Anns AccountAnns Account7 bulan yang lalu
  • The whole reason why China succeeded and U.S failed. Is as a nation, they isolated the problem into key areas and focused efforts and logistics into those areas. So instead of having to provide for all states, (or have states fight each other) they collated resources. Doctors, ppe, medical equipment and sent it to the key states. Even today people can travel out of new York and bring the virus with them. Of course you're not going to have enough when there's no central response to bring people together. Efficient Government can solve challenges. Weak U.S government is the problem here.

    shaoshao7 bulan yang lalu
    • @GetSomeNutsKid theories? Well I guess we know now what is theory and what is truth. Taiwan knew there was human to human contact in December and told the WHO (and gave them evidence) but they buried it at the behest of China. Yeah, it's time for blame ; China started this mess and they better own it like a grown - up or they can sit and languish in isolation till their people have had enough and take back to country from the communists and breath free.

      Ken GrayKen Gray6 bulan yang lalu
    • @Ken Gray conspiracy theories. They had a problem, they solved it. You have the same problem and you're struggling. Its not about pointing fingers, its about cutting losses and finding a solution like everyone else.

      GetSomeNutsKidGetSomeNutsKid7 bulan yang lalu
    • Or.... Maybe China lied about everything to everyone and caused all this with sloppy and juvenile level 4 protocols in a lab that they obviously aren't mature enough to handle.... Commie's gonna do what a Commie's gonna do.... Lie, steal, and murder.

      Ken GrayKen Gray7 bulan yang lalu
  • Because Obama and Biden didn't refill it after they emptied it, that's why it was so poorly stocked.

    Anns AccountAnns Account7 bulan yang lalu
  • It wasn’t just solely a stock pile issue. Trump and his administration have completely mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to do so. They were slow to instigate appropriate quarantine and restrictions measures, they misled the public, the Trump administration fired the teams and individuals that would have acted as an early warning system that was put in place by Obama for a reason. Trump and his inept administration failed to act rapidly which has led to an increase in avoidable deaths. Recently, Trump tweeted various states to ignore social distancing, this will lead to a spike in deaths. Trump and his administration have blood on their hands. You’re a fool if you can’t see the real complete picture.

    Nelson GonzalezNelson Gonzalez7 bulan yang lalu
  • So if u do the math it costs roughly $16500 to make a ventilator,,,,that’s very shady

    faraz naseemfaraz naseem7 bulan yang lalu
  • This is a good example of the goverment. They don't act but react. Hopfully someone learns from this.

    crashweaverdacrashweaverda7 bulan yang lalu
  • No, it's not meant for the virus outbreak. The affected individuals of a virus outbreak like this is too high for any kind of reasonable reserve to be prepared for.

    Novum LNovum L7 bulan yang lalu
  • Bring supply chains back please!!!!

    Calvin A.Calvin A.7 bulan yang lalu
  • So no maintenance or checks of equipment whilst it’s in storage? Wonder how that works for military stockpiles?

    Linda J54Linda J547 bulan yang lalu
    • Equipment is checked and serviced at least once annually, but depending on Commander guidance it will almost always be serviced 2 - 4 times or more per year

      Sai RaviSai Ravi7 bulan yang lalu
  • Bring manufacturin, especially strategic resources like medicines and medical equipment, back to the USA, incentivize businesses that do, and make America more secure.

    Rob JamesRob James7 bulan yang lalu
  • secret locations? hmmm, they could just track those employees right

    aboil crawlaboil crawl7 bulan yang lalu
  • because the national stockplie left to rotten and nobody maintain them at all. Until today, every state asking for supplies and most of them is broken, unable to use. How about dump your car into a garage and left it there for 30 years and when you come back for it. Of course it don't work. Bottom of the line, we are not being prepared at all.

    zhen176zhen1767 bulan yang lalu
  • 0:56 driving forklift unsafe with forks raised in the air

    Mike BMike B7 bulan yang lalu
    • The schedule is tight.

      AlexAlex7 bulan yang lalu
  • Only CNN could turn a global pandemic into a political tool

    The Bro ShowThe Bro Show7 bulan yang lalu
    • Ok boomer

      King BeowulfKing Beowulf7 bulan yang lalu
    • Ok boomer

      100 Dollar100 Dollar7 bulan yang lalu
  • I have never seen Americans caught with this unprepared.

    MazMaz7 bulan yang lalu
  • Piles pateint Cuomo ate up most of these stockpiles..

    Random ChannelRandom Channel7 bulan yang lalu
  • Theres no explaining the fact, US system has failed big time.

    AdityaAditya7 bulan yang lalu
  • So America what are you going to do? Tell us.

    Stan MStan M7 bulan yang lalu
  • Jared Kushner can barely keep the human skin he used to stretch over his reptilian face and body. 🦎

    The Bitch is BackThe Bitch is Back7 bulan yang lalu
  • Lol Jared Kushner: if you don't need the ventilator right now, why are you asking for one. I dont think he understands what kind of a situation he's begging for. Does he expect hospitals to have close to death patients before doctors make the call to the white house or a distribution center for some ventilators that they need in that moment for x patients? I can't take him seriously. In that speech he just invalidated that hospital for wanting to be prepared. Whats wrong with that lol?

    Carlos IrizarryCarlos Irizarry7 bulan yang lalu
  • That forklift needs to be lubed.

    Jed-Henry WitkowskiJed-Henry Witkowski7 bulan yang lalu
  • Wow these comments are kinda trash. People panicking with massive numbers, talking about random other countries, and people with conspiracies... a lot of conspiracies... _sigh_

    Kriss PKriss P7 bulan yang lalu
  • who believe in stockpile? it's secret and maybe it never exist

    Flower_KFlower_K7 bulan yang lalu
  • Republicans cut things to the bone and then surprised when this happens. Trump has had 3 1/2 years! No more excuses for the incompetent-in-chief.

    Zhu BajieZhu Bajie7 bulan yang lalu
    • John K lol repubtard dance

      bro habro ha7 bulan yang lalu
    • Zhu Bajie That is a lie, Obama cut the supply to the bone and fundings. Obama emptied the emergency stock pile and didn't replace the items he used. Ask Biden why they didn't stock pile before they left office.

      Anns AccountAnns Account7 bulan yang lalu
  • Basically the US doesn’t make anything anymore and there was no manufacturing to adjust and make what was needed for the disaster. And in times of disaster china stopped making stuff for us as they needed it for themselves first. We’re just lucky this wasn’t a war.

    Catluvr88Catluvr887 bulan yang lalu
    • Just wait...

      King BeowulfKing Beowulf7 bulan yang lalu
  • If the stockpile runs out, and people still need equipment: it failed, plain and simple.

    VintageToiletsRockVintageToiletsRock7 bulan yang lalu
  • Because it's easier to stay home for a pandemic....not wast all when is not necessary

    EivenKim ちわ:DEivenKim ちわ:D7 bulan yang lalu
  • Why is the son in law of the president in charge???just a question...

    Francisco AntunesFrancisco Antunes7 bulan yang lalu
    • Nepotism, there’s your answer...

      JoebannanersJoebannaners7 bulan yang lalu
  • So in other word the government dont care they just want people to die

    Darin BatemanDarin Bateman7 bulan yang lalu
  • So GM is going to ‘generously’ provide us these ventilators at about $16,300.00 a piece?!? Is this really rising to our nations call? GM: you can do better than this, especially since you have yet to pay the citizenry back for your bailouts.

    Anna PikeAnna Pike7 bulan yang lalu
    • Don't forget all the crap cars they made at ridiculously high prices, then just gave up on making cars and closed down their factories in the U.S.

      AlyxAlyx7 bulan yang lalu
  • It’s only about money ...,

    M. Mc.M. Mc.7 bulan yang lalu
    • It always was and always will be.

      Sohaib khanSohaib khan7 bulan yang lalu
  • All those Hollywood showing America is great is humbug. In short bullshit. They are no better than any other developing world who has still less covid cases even with higher numbers of ppl.

    Pitch BlackPitch Black7 bulan yang lalu
  • Obama didn’t want the USA prepared, he loathed American superiority.

    Bayshore BillBayshore Bill7 bulan yang lalu
  • Aye aye I drive the same Raymond forks at Affiliated Foods in Amarillo TX and I'll outfork all a y'all on the Vocollect system

    James עליוניJames עליוני7 bulan yang lalu
  • As Kushner said, “The national stockpile is for government use, not the public. This is the new America.

    Erin ThorErin Thor7 bulan yang lalu
  • This is a coherent explanation of the national stockpile. All I hear in Trump’s daily rallies is nonsense concerning this subject. If he and his cohorts had followed a pandemic handbook that was already created for them, maybe the stockpile would have had more stuff in it more quickly.

    Angel WilderAngel Wilder7 bulan yang lalu
  • that image of that health worker on a public street in full PPE is a concern!

    Ilidio CarmonaIlidio Carmona7 bulan yang lalu
  • The best kind of stockpile is one that you own and have easy access to without waiting weeks or months while jumping through bureaucratic hoops. A stockpile maintained by the federal government fits neither of those criteria. States, people, hospitals, and businesses need to think about having their own stockpiles.

    slovokiaslovokia7 bulan yang lalu
    • slovokia interesting 🤔

      Dustin KrejciDustin Krejci7 bulan yang lalu
  • So much information left out. Ventilators were broken because Trump let the maintenance contract lapse. Supplies were not given to the states or local government, rather they were auctioned off.

    Abram CarrollAbram Carroll7 bulan yang lalu
  • The stockpile was allowed to be depleted by the Obama administration and was never restocked.

    Bruce WhitelawBruce Whitelaw7 bulan yang lalu
    • yeah they totally left the warehouses empty it’s been empty for 4-6 years now

      joey badassjoey badass7 bulan yang lalu
  • If it dates back to Bill Clinton’s administration you think it would have been more helpful when Katrina hit New Orleans...

    Cynthia GriffinCynthia Griffin7 bulan yang lalu
    • GOP government.

      goff0103goff01037 bulan yang lalu