With infections and deaths mounting across the country and the economy at a virtual standstill, de Blasio joined a growing chorus of officials in expressing frustration at Washington's handling of the crisis.
On Monday morning, the USNS Comfort Navy ship arrived in New York City's harbor.
As of Sunday morning there are 30,765 cases of coronavirus in NY city itself and over 53,000 in the entire state of NY. "Sunday is D-Day, we need help by Sunday".
The ship's arrival comes as NY state's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed Sunday above 1,000, less than a month after the first known infection in the state. The donation comes in response to de Blasio's appeal for donations of supplies to help the city's health care workers treat New Yorkers affected by COVID-19. It aims to lessen burden on local hospitals by treating non-COVID patients.
A closer look at the hospital beds at the Javits Center. "I don't want to fine people when so many people are going through trouble".
Neighborhoods such as Jackson Heights, Elmhurst and Corona, which are generally poor, densely packed and have large non-English speaking populations, have been among the hardest hit, according to a city map showing percent ranges of people testing positive for the disease, also known as COVID-19.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top USA health official, cited those figures on Sunday as a possible outcome, but Birx's assessment appeared to suggest the figures could be a floor rather than a ceiling. About 7,300 people were in NY hospitals Saturday, including about 1,800 in intensive care.
The Times based its report on less specific models, translating CDC percentages into absolute numbers after consulting with independent experts. "We obviously have to think about the warmer weather coming ahead and we need to make sure that people understand this is really, really serious".
Like most of America, New York City is under a shelter-in-place order. "That's an extraordinarily effective hospital", de Blasio said, adding that the city has hired 500 extra nurses, with another 500 to come this week.
Seriously, people, stay the f*** inside! "It's consistent with all the guidance we're getting from the federal government and from experts".