Health at High Risk in NY

Grant Boone
March 26, 2020

"I will take any help from anywhere", Mr.de Blasio said. "I do unfortunately believe the likelihood right now is that we lose the whole school year".

"I cannot be blunt enough: if the president doesn't act, people will die who could have lived otherwise", he said.

Mr.de Blasio said he can only guarantee that New York City's 11 public hospitals will be able to get through the week with the equipment and supplies they have.

De Blasio lamented that Trump's inaction has hampered the city's ability to treat its large numbers of patients.

Restrictions on NY businesses and gatherings took effect Sunday evening in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus as cases in the state continued to surge.

More than 12,000 people have tested positive in the city and nearly 100 have died.

NY now accounts for roughly five per cent of Covid-19 cases worldwide.

An empty street in Manhattan following the novel coronavirus outbreak in NY. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that has created a frantic competition among states to purchase needed supplies.

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Warnings of such shortages have reverberated across the country as other state governors have pleaded with the federal government to make more supplies available.

"Currently, when states are doing it, we are competing against other states", he said. I'm trying to buy masks.

On Monday, Cuomo issued an emergency order to hospitals to increase their bed capacity by 50%.

"We have seen next to nothing from the federal government at this point", he added.

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams gave a "somber" message to the nation while speaking on NBC on Monday morning.

"It's only getting worse and, in fact, April and May are going to be a lot worse", he stated.

Todd asked de Blasio what he would like the military to do immediately. "Right now, we are a third of the cases in the country; that's going to get worse".

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