After spending millions of dollars on the #McCormick Place Hospital, #Pritzker and Lightfoot are closing it down. #Lightfoot is doubling down on closing #Chicago down trouncing civil liberties and suffocating citizens. She however goes out and gets a haircut because she takes her personal hygiene very seriously.
Through April 16, the city has spent $64.8 million on the McCormick Place field hospital, according to city records. However, McCormick Place has treated just 29 patients. That comes to 2.2 million per patient.
#WGN Investigation recently looked into the cost of “just in case” hospitals. They found at least $7.4 million has been spent on medical staffing specifically for McCormick Place. as of Wednesday, for 29 patients in total.
Other facilities in Illinois, including the former Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park and MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island also have been designated as alternate care sites. Pritzker said last week that those sites had not been “turned on yet because it does not appear, at least at the moment, that we need them in the near future.”
A spokesman for the governor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on those sites Friday afternoon.
These facilities have undoubtedly cost millions more.
Dr. Ponni Arunkumar the Chief Medical Examiner of Cook County stated this evening that the Chicago area peak for COVID-19 will be in mid or late May.
Pritzker’s administration recently said it remains unclear whether the recent lower death rate will stick. They said the state will remain in a death peak through early May, with 50 to 150 deaths projected every day. Yet they are closing down their McCormick Place Hospital. If peaks are not here yet why are they closing their unused hospitals. What they say and what they do are not adding up.
When we look at the actual data, the money and resources they have wasted, their assessment on how they are doing, and their lack of a long term plan for opening up Illinois we realize they are clueless.
How did we ever put these two incompetent and mediocre people in charge of a once great state and a city that took generations of hardworking citizens to build. How did we ever allow ourselves to let them have so much control over our lives.
Having these two in charge is the real disaster.
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