American belligerence against Canada could blow up in Trump's face.
As Russia & China deliver tons of medical supplies to countries in need, including the United States, is Trump stealing Canada’s N95s? Ironically, it is possible, even likely that Canada’s contribution to America’s medicine needs might trump Trump’s masks. The mask war begins in earnest.
Canada says, “no retribution, we’ll work it out.”
As Russia and China take over as global humanitarian leaders, America gets all, “Me first, Me only” during first major war between humans and deadly microbes from “bats-outta-hell.”
If it sounds like, smells like, feels like, Trump… it’s defiance of global human solidarity in the face of COVID-19.
On Thursday, Canadians listened to Ontario Premiere Ford sycophants claiming that there would have been one hundred thousand deaths in Ontario alone from COVID-19 but the Ford government in Ontario had taken miraculously effective actions and stopped that from happening.
The infectious-disease prediction model the Canadian Ontario government is looking at, basically a forecast on what will happen that everyone wanted to hear, was much more vague than the political statements.
The mask wars are ON!
Americans must wear masks because Trump suddenly discovered that asymptomatic but nonetheless COVID-19-infected patients can aerosolize the SARS-CoV-2 virus with just opening their mouths and speaking or via dry coughs that do nothing but spew gaggles of coronavirus stickied up in 1 to 5 micron bits of lung debris, into the air we breathe. FPMag has been alerting readers to this message since January, when Dr. Tony Fauci warned America and Dr. Tedros of WHO warned the world.
Trump wants Canada’s N95 masks and has ordered the 3M manufacturing giant close to Canada’s border not to deliver any more orders north despite the company having done business with Canada for decades.
As Russia and China take over as global humanitarian leaders, America gets all “Me first, Me only.”
At a time when Russia and China have been generously delivering medical assistance to many countries overwhelmed by the deadly COVID-19 Pandemic, America is canceling regular orders for medical supplies to even its neighbours, including Canada.
Two kinds of infections. One is called COVID-19 and the other is called Trump.
“We have another kind of infection here in Canada and I am calling it ‘Trumpism’. Selfish politicians like Doug Ford read every one of Trump’s political aggression ploys and then copy the ploy within days,” said a Canadian hospital administrator who prefers not to be identified. FPMag was looking for responses to the quasi-ban on 3M selling N95 respirator masks into Canada.
“Ford’s government appears to have lost or sold 55 million N95 masks that were inventoried as an emergency measure at the urgings of doctors who fought SARS in 2003,” the administrator added. “So we do need many more respirator masks.”
“Between the real Trump and Trump copycats in Ontario, Canada has some very big problems created by politicians, to solve. In the end the losers are the communities Ontario health services wish to serve.”
American belligerence against Canada has returned in the midst of a global pandemic of a deadly coronavirus
- Trump Administration has made a request that 3M (MMM) to cease exports to markets in Latin America and Canada.
- Hours ago the US reversed Trump’s decision to send battalions of soldiers to the US-Canadian Border following some fairly terse words and who knows what else from the Canadian Prime Minister.
We hit 3M hard today after seeing what they were doing with their Masks. “P Act” all the way. Big surprise to many in government as to what they were doing – will have a big price to pay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2020
“The basic 3M N95 is the most reliable in the world,” say nurses.
“We use 3M masks for our maintenance teams and for regular patient exams and the Kimberly Clark masks are reserved for triage and surgery workers,” explained Michele Francis of The Nurses Without Borders, a unit of the RINJ Foundation.
“Both are excellent and there is a specific reason for the two types which has much to do with the operation of clinics and mobile hospitals in war zones.”
“There is a lot of blood in clinics for places like Idlib, Syria,” the nurse practitioner added, “thus requiring fluid-resistant layers on the respirator and a combination of special materials built-in. These additional materials must resist fluid penetration based on NIOSH and ASTM Level 3 standards for heavy fluid protection. ”
“Both masks provide 0.3 micron particle filtration at a minimum of 95% efficiency,” she added.
These definitions provided by the people who actually order the frontliners’ masks (doctors don’t order masks, usually nurses do this work) seems to make the 3M N95 masks crucial to normal use in Canadian hospitals which will treat COVID-19 patients.
FPMag‘s medical consultants confirmed this information.
Doctor Anderson of the RINJ Foundation claims that the Trump action is a direct violation of “most if not all international humanitarian rules, protocols and etiquette”.
According to 3M officials who when questioned returned an official statement, “Over the last several weeks and months, 3M and its employees have gone above and beyond to manufacture as many N95 respirators as possible for the U.S. market. Yesterday, the Administration formally invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to require 3M to prioritize orders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for our N95 respirators.”
The company also says, “The Administration also requested that 3M cease exporting respirators that we currently manufacture in the United States to the Canadian and Latin American markets. There are, however, significant humanitarian implications of ceasing respirator supplies to healthcare workers in Canada and Latin America, where we are a critical supplier of respirators. In addition, ceasing all export of respirators produced in the United States would likely cause other countries to retaliate and do the same, as some have already done. If that were to occur, the net number of respirators being made available to the United States would actually decrease.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reinforced what the Minnesota-based 3M manufacturing giant has projected.
Between Canada and the USA, the deliveries of medicine and medical supplies go both ways in a very significant volume. “These are things that Americans rely on and it would be a mistake to create blockages or reduce the amount of back-and-forth trade of essential goods and services, including medical goods, across our border,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday.
Referring to the 3M statement, Trudeau said, “3M has indicated that it understands how important it is to continue to deliver on orders to places like Canada,” he said.
“We are not looking at retaliatory measures or measures that are punitive, ” Trudeau said. “We know it is in both our countries interests to cooperate.”