Monday, 13 July, 2020

Cuomo Still Searching For Ventilators, Praises Kushner For Cooperation

Epoch Times US Senate to vote on relief package as fears grow in New York
Deanna Wagner | 26 March, 2020, 20:06

NY is now the epicenter of Covid-19 in the United States, with over 30,000 cases.

The number of infections is now doubling every three days in NY and the worst of the outbreak, known as the apex, could arrive in 14 to 21 days, putting huge pressure on health services, Cuomo said. I said to them, 'this doesn't do it.' You know, I understand the Senate theory and the Republican theory.

New Yorkers are now restricted from going out, but they are allowed to go shopping for food and other essentials.

But U.S. President Donald Trump - himself a native New Yorker - said that by April 12 he would like to ease off on measures meant to control the virus, in a bid to limit the economic damage from social distancing, and he charged that it was up to Mr. Cuomo to get the equipment he needs.

"What we are working on is a common challenge - no one has these ventilators, and no one ever anticipated a situation where you would need this number of ventilators to deal with a public health emergency", Cuomo said.

Officials are racing to get a handle on the novel coronavirus as the number of deaths nears 1,000 in the United States and cases in two of the hardest hit states - California and NY - quickly multiply. Also we all live in close proximity. Mike Pence called on people who have recently left NY for other parts of the country to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Meanwhile, San Francisco Mayor London Breed said that her city could see a surge in cases similar to that seen in New York City, and she warned that with that comes an increased demand for supplies. The federal government sent 4,000.

He said the evidence suggests that the strict stay-at-home orders in NY and social distancing measures have slowed the rate of hospitalizations.

Testing for the virus remained a challenge in NY and around the United States. In the United States, there have been 58,998 cases, which resulted in 791 deaths.

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The tubes of a ventilator center at a hospital in Germany

Trump had voiced hope on Tuesday that the country could begin to reopen by Easter but his top infectious disease advisor, Anthony Fauci, said the timetable would need to remain "very flexible". And it's not coming back, not for the next few months. "Those are the people who we are losing. that is the natural effect".

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's been working closely with President Donald Trump's son-in-law and top White House aide, Jared Kushner, to get NY ventilators as the number of coronavirus cases continues to escalate. New York City alone tallied 17,856 cases and 199 deaths.

New York reported another 5,146 new infections, including 2,952 more in New York City.

NY officials are scrambling to equip hospitals with basic necessities to combat the virus.

The rate of hospitalisations in NY has slowed in recent days, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, with numbers he called "almost too good to be true".

With that money and other disaster relief likely, Schumer says NY is getting one of the largest percentages of the aid package in the country.

The US Senate was poised to pass a massive relief package on Wednesday for Americans and businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic as NY hospitals braced for a wave of virus patients.

The Jacob Javits Center - a landmark convention center in midtown Manhattan - is being repurposed as a temporary hospital for Covid-19, along with four other sites selected by the army corps of engineers.

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Russia, which announced the death of two patients who tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, is expected to follow suit. In France, health authorities reported 231 new deaths from Covid-19 yesterday, taking the total to 1,331.