Even after being tragically pummeled by tornadoes, Kentucky residents took the opportunity to let visiting President Joe Biden know how they felt about him. Using the now famous “Let’s go, Brandon” chant, which has become the popular replacement for “F*** Joe Biden” was shouted out as the President surveyed the tornado damage.
Tara McKelvey tweeted, “I’m with the president in Mayfield. Looking at destruction. There is a Trump flag and when Biden got out of the motorcade someone called: ‘Let’s go, Brandon.’ They said it twice.”
I’m with the president in Mayfield. Looking at destruction. There is a Trump flag and when Biden got out of the motorcade someone called: “Let’s go, Brandon.” They said it twice. https://t.co/5RuLK62O2Q pic.twitter.com/XTWtXE6ASu
— Tara McKelvey (@Tara_Mckelvey) December 15, 2021
At least 88 people were killed as a result of the 30 tornados and storms that hit six states in the Midwest and South this past weekend. At least 74 of the deaths occurred in Kentucky, largely resulting from a damaged candle factory that trapped dozens of people.
Fox News reports that President Biden “took an aerial tour of the damage in Mayfield, followed by a ground tour through roads lined with destruction. The president was later scheduled to survey damage in Dawson Springs.”
Biden tweeted of his trip, “I’m in Kentucky today to meet with local leaders and to survey the damage from the tornadoes and extreme weather. It will take all of us, working together, to recover and begin rebuilding – and we are committed to providing whatever support is needed for however long it takes.”
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The statement continues, “The West Coast port with the greatest number of delayed medical containers are the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The most congested East Coast port is the Port of Savannah.”
An infographic is accompanied with the statement which breaks down the crisis further. 17 is the average number of days the shipments are delayed at the Port. There’s an 11 day average delay by rail, and a 9 day average delay by truck.
In those shipping containers, the infographic states 187,000 gowns, 360,000 syringes and 3.5 million surgical gloves are held. The ports with the most medical delayed supplies are Los Angeles/Long Beach, Savannah, New York/New Jersey, Charleston, Seattle, Oakland, Boston, Baltimore and Houston.
Axios reports under a “Why it matters” headline, that “Per their projections, medical supplies arriving at a U.S. port on Christmas Day won’t be delivered to hospitals and other care settings until February 2022.”
As a result, “that could delay critical supplies at a time when health care is already expected to most need them due to surges from Delta and Omicron.”
Additionally, “The supply chain problems can compound, starting with medical supplies languishing in U.S. ports for an average of 17 days, officials said.”
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