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Fig: "Before the president’s comments, New York Post columnist Betsy McCaughey wrote an article, “We didn’t have to have ventilator shortage — leaders chose not to prep for pandemic.” In the piece,McCaughey cited the Task Force on Life and the Law’s analysis of New York's ventilator stockpile. “In 2015, the state could have purchased the additional 16,000 needed ventilators for $36,000 apiece, or a total of $576 million. It’s a lot of money, but in hindsight, spending half a percent of the budget to prepare for a pandemic was the right thing to do,” McCaughey writes." Really? Then why didn't the State buy the ventilators when the article clearly identified there would be a crucial need for many more than was available? Was it a matter of "THAT" 1/2 of 1 percent of the state budget being spent on something else...if so, what? Was it a decision by the State of NY to roll the dice on the health and welfare of ITS citizens to save 1/2 of 1 percent of the budget and "hope" the Federal Government would bail them out?