HHS is requiring that Medicare hospitals have emergency management plans to effectively coordinate with state, local, federal and tribal levels of government. The policy could potentially have problems, but, ultimately, the policy will need to run its course for policy analysts to determine if the policy is sound.
In Orlando, many people have died this day. This is a tragedy for our civilization. The perpetrator likely expected a certain, primal, violent response that would enhance and validate his goals. So let's not validate them. Let's take the broader perspective that would be better for our civilization.
The number and quantity of oil spills we've caused as a civilization--and the damage they cause to both our planet and our economy--have been well documented. The important question to be asked at this juncture of our development is this: Are we learning anything?