The Governor said the state has managed to buy 7,000 ventilators but is still short 30,000 of the machines, and the federal government was giving him just 400 more. I've spoken with the vice president, I've spoken with Jared Kushner, who is a New Yorker, he knows NY and he is working in the White House.
"Everybody who was in NY should be self-quarantining for the next 14 days to ensure that the virus doesn't spread to others, no matter where they have gone, whether it's Florida, North Carolina or out to far reaches of Long Island", Deborah Birx, who is helping lead the White House coronavirus tax force, said at a late-afternoon press conference.
The state acquired 70,000 doses of hydroxychloroquine, 10,000 doses of zithromax and 750,000 doses of chloroquine in the last few days, according to a news release by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
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"By the middle of May, we could be making hundreds of thousands of ventilators", Hackett said.
Cuomo said the figure was a paltry sum compared to the estimated $15 billion in lost revenue NY budget officials estimate will hit the state budget. "For example, Wyoming, which only has 40 confirmed COVID-19 cases is getting 17.1 percent of their budget as a payment from the federal government". New York City - home to over 8 million people - closed some of its largely empty streets to vehicle traffic to allow more room for pedestrians to walk with greater "social distancing". Because this is a respiratory illness and people need more ventilation than usual. "We have probably the biggest employers of any other state".
In the United States there are over 51,000 cases of the novel coronavirus and nearly half of those cases are in New York State.
While more states joined the procession of stay-at-home orders, Trump this week has pushed to reopen commerce by April 12, and on Wednesday blamed news outlets for exerting pressure to keep restrictions in place. Cuomo asked. "You don't".More news: Canada's Senate Approves Controversial COVID-19 Spending Bill - Statement
Speaking at a White House briefing, officials said anyone who recently left NY should self-quarantine at home for 14 days to prevent the virus from infecting those in other regions.
Darrell West, Vice President and Director of Governance Studies at Brookings, said that he believes it would be almost impossible for Cuomo to be "drafted" by the Democrats as their nominee.
State health officials are still exploring whether one ventilator can serve two patients, as was done in Italy when the virus overwhelmed that country's health care system. The sweeping orders, unprecedented in their breadth and depth, encompass about half the nation's population.
Deborah Birx, the co-ordinator of the White House's coronavirus task force has also revealed an estimated one in every 1,000 New Yorkers have been exposed to the virus.
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"It has been a challenge, but we are willing to make it work to ensure that the virus doesn't spread", Thompson said.