Wednesday, July 24, 2024

New York health department conned millions from a tweet

Newyork desperate for ventilators as the governor and the health department conned millions from a tweet.

On March 27, as emergency rooms in New York and across the country began filling with coronavirus patients struggling to breathe, President Donald Trump posted on Twitter to urge Ford and General Motors to “START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!” 
 One of the thousands of replies that the tweet attracted struck an equally urgent tone: “We can supply ICU Ventilators, invasive and noninvasive. Have someone call me URGENT.”
The tweet was from Yaron Oren-Pines, an electrical engineer in Silicon Valley. 
A specialist in mobile phone technology, he currently has barely 75 followers on Twitter and no obvious experience in government contracting or medical devices.
But three days later, New York state paid Oren-Pines $69.1 million. 
United States president Donald Trump  in a dilemma

The payment was for 1,450 ventilators at an astonishing $47,656 per ventilator, at least triple the standard retail price of high-end models.
However, after the payments, none has been supplied to the hospitals. The Newyork Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the hot soup.