Gov. Andrew Cuomo emphasized New York State’s dire need for ventilators and criticized the US government for not being more proactive in helping.
New York requires 30,000 ventilators and has obtained 7,000, Cuomo said.
Cuomo suggested sending resources from the national stockpile to New York until the state gets a handle on the spread of the coronavirus, at which point they could re-allocate them to the rest of the US.
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New York governor Andrew Cuomo stressed the state’s need for ventilators and criticized the US government for not providing more resources to New York during a press conference Tuesday.
New York State, which usually operates with several thousand ventilators under normal conditions, now requires a total of 30,000 to meet the increased needs due to the coronavirus outbreak, the governor said.
Cuomo said that ventilators — a piece of equipment that helps patients who are under respiratory distress breathe — is “the difference between life and death.”
New York has obtained 7,000 ventilators but Cuomo is urging the US government to release the 20,000 ventilators in the national stockpile to New York in order to meet the high demand.
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