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FACT CHECK: Fact Check Falsely Accuses President Trump of Lying About Empty Stockpile

This is a fact check of Fact Check: a project of a left-wing foundation whose origins date back to organized crime. The “fact checker” here is D’Angelo Gore, who previously worked for the Washington Informer. What you haven’t heard of the Washington Informer?

Me either.

Anyway, the issue is pretty straightforward.

The Bush administration had planned for a pandemic by assembling a massive amount of supplies, including masks, for the Strategic National Stockpile. The Obama administration depleted the masks and didn’t replace them.

USA Today had already conducted an awkward and circuitous fact check of this same issue. Eventually it concedes that it was true.

During the presidency of Barack Obama, the national stockpile was seriously taxed as the administration addressed multiple crises over eight years. About “75 percent of N95 respirators and 25 percent of face masks contained in the CDC’s Strategic National Stockpile (∼100 million products) were deployed for use in health care settings over the course of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic response,” according to a 2017 study in the journal Health Security.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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