New York City has more than 8,000 cases of COVID-19 with 63 deaths and they are on the verge of running out of medical supplies.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says April will be ‘a lot worse’ than March and wants the U.S. military mobilized to help with the disease.
De Blasio said, on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ De Blasio “it’s only going to get worse.”
He added that New Yorkers and Americans deserve “the blunt truth” that hospitals will run out of ventilators in the coming months.
“We’re about 10 days away now from seeing widespread shortages of ventilators, surgical masks, the things necessary to keep a hospital system running,” De Blasio told CNN.
We’re on the verge of 10,000 cases of COVID-19 in New York City. We’ve had 63 deaths. We represent 1/3 of the cases in the US and 2/3 of the cases in New York State. This crisis is affecting our entire nation and New York City is its epicenter.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 22, 2020
New York has started releasing inmates. May de Blasio posted on Twitter today that they have released 23 inmates and an additional 200 are being evaluated for release who have less than 90 days left in their sentences.
23 inmates are being released today. We have an additional 200 being evaluated right now for release who have less than 90 days left in their sentences.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 22, 2020
Our focus is doing this safely and with the right supervision after release.
Mr. President, Please rise to the occasion today. Tell us the truth about:— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) March 21, 2020
~American citizens getting testing, ~nurses and doctors getting masks, &,
~hospitals getting ventilators.
Rural hospitals need help with all three as do doctors and nurses in New York and across America.
3 different NYC doctors:— Bill Grueskin (@BGrueskin) March 21, 2020
“I’ve been in ICU care for 15 years, and this is the worst I have ever seen"
“We’ve never seen anything like this."
“I’ve seen more cases in the last 10 days of severe respiratory illness than we’ve seen in years"https://t.co/wddYRjmGK8
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