In the period of a single day, the coronavirus death toll in New York skyrocketed by 134 people, making it the most dangerous state for the illness.
Talking to members of the National Guard at the Javits Center on Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) didn’t mince words about the seriousness of the global pandemic.
“This is a different beast that we’re dealing with. This is an invisible beast, it is an insidious beast,” Cuomo stated. “This is not going to be a short deployment. This is not going to be that you go out there for a few days, we work hard and we go home. This is going to be weeks and weeks and weeks. This is going to be a long day, and it’s going to be a hard day, and it’s going to be an ugly day, and it’s going to be a sad day.”
The Javits Center has actually been transformed into a catastrophe medical facility, with 250 beds lined up next to each other and 320 FEMA employees appointed to the.
“This is a rescue mission that you’re on,” Cuomoadded “The mission is to save lives.”
In New York alone, more than 500 people have actually passed away of COVID-19, the health problem brought on by the coronavirus, and a minimum of 1,000 people have actually passed away across the country. More than 80,000 cases of infection have actually been reported throughout the U.S., with more than 30,000 of those cases in New York.
The numbers are most likely much greater, however an absence of screening sets and an administration minimizing the risk of the infection has actually assisted to obscure the official tally.
On The Other Hand, President Donald Trump has actually declined New York’s plea for ventilators, informing Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday night that he does not think the state requires that numerous.
“I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators,” Trump stated. “You know, you go into major hospitals sometimes, they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they’re saying can we order 30,000 ventilators?”
Trump’s administration fell in line behind him on Thursday when Dr. Deborah Birx, the planner for the White House’s coronavirus job force, stated that there was no “evidence” that health centers were dealing with a serious lack of ventilators, even as people continue to pass away.
In a single day, 13 people passed away of COVID-19 in Queens’ Elmhurst Health Center Center, where there are simply a couple of lots ventilators for those who need them, The New York Times reported.
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