US President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering placing NY state - the worst-hit in the US by the coronavirus pandemic - under quarantine but he was vague about exactly what he meant by this.
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he's considering a short-term quarantine of NY state, New Jersey, and parts of CT, as cases of coronavirus continue to rise.
As for New York, Cuomo says the feds have shipped 4,000 ventilators but none are in use yet. he says they need the equipment because the spread of the virus will get a lot worse before it gets better. and NY hospitals are already pushed to the limit.
"Think of this, you know you go to hospitals that have one in a hospital and now all of a sudden everyone's asking for these vast numbers", he added. Almost 1,600 of the state's 6,481 now hospitalized COVID-19 patients are in intensive care, according to Cuomo's slides.
"FEMA says, 'we're sending 400 ventilators.' Really?"
The number of deaths will "continue to go up, and that is the worst news that I could possibly tell the people of the state of NY", he said.
A person is taken on a stretcher into the United Memorial Medical Centre after going through testing for COVID-19 Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Houston.
"In Detroit, we are seeing a lot of patients that are presenting to us with severe disease, rather than minor disease", said Chopra, who anxious it will be hit with a "tsunami" of patients.
Cuomo also revealed an insane problem over ventilators.
Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center that will house a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in ny.
"We're going to make a lot of ventilators", he told reporters at the White House.
Trump suggested earlier this week that the would give aid to governors that "treat us well". "We've tried everything else".
"I don't want people to be penalized in a time of economic distress. but I need people to listen", de Blasio said.
Trump's interview came after a testy call with all 50 state governors. "We have to open up our country".
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pushed back on Trump's description of the federal government as a "backup" to state efforts on the call.
With the potential apex in the number of cases just weeks away, Cuomo noted that they're working on any and all contingency plans, including opening up temporary healthcare facilities in large gathering places such as hotels and college dorms to ensure hospitals aren't overwhelmed. "We need a Tom Brady".
The governor previewed the "experimental" splitting strategy on Tuesday, saying, "We have no alternative". He should be doing more. "He shouldn't be relying on the federal government", Trump said. "He was a failed presidential candidate, and he is always complaining".
NY has more cases of COVID-19 than any other state, with New Jersey second. "That's how we won WWII", he wrote. "Washingtonians' lives depend on it". "Thirty thousand? Think of this", Trump told Hannity. Cuomo went on to say he didn't know what such a quarantine would mean. Didn't exactly do well. "I've asked repeatedly and respectfully for help". We now have more cases than Italy, more cases than China.
"So you can imagine, one patient who has one requirement, another patient has the opposite requirement", Dr Peterson said.