New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press conference | USA TODAY

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press conference | USA TODAY

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic.

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More than half of New York City’s population can expect to be infected by the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Most will suffer only a “mild experience,” but many will become very sick, and “we are going to lose some people,” he said.

April will be tough and May tougher before the virus crisis eases, he said. The city has seen 192 deaths so far, and there are more than 26,000 confirmed cases of the virus statewide, according to the Hopkins dashboard.

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  1. Chicken Little Syndrome


    "New York State pandemic planning includes careful consideration of the potential shortage of ventilators, based on the estimates discussed above. There is a federal government stockpile of ventilators, but its use is limited for any one locality; there are not enough ventilators to be distributed to meet demand if many regions need them at once.

    New York State has stockpiled 1,750 ventilators to help reduce ventilator need in the face of the moderate scenario; however, there are no current plans to buy enough ventilators for the most severe model. The State’s current approach to stockpiling a limited number of ventilators balances the need to prepare for a potential pandemic against the need to maintain adequate funding for current and ongoing health care expenses. Furthermore, severe staffing shortages are anticipated, and purchasing additional ventilators beyond a threshold will not save additional lives, because there will not be a sufficient number of trained staff to operate them. In the event of an overwhelming burden on the health care system, New York will not have sufficient ventilators to meet critical care needs despite its emergency stockpile. If the most severe forecast becomes a reality, New York State and the rest of the country will need to allocate ventilators and other scarce resources."

  2. Matt Garratt

    Instead of criticizing others, why didn't you you realize that your city was going to be ground zero in the US and do something weeks ago, you knew this was coming. It sounds to me as if you are now trying to shift the narrative. You are guilty of making this situation worse than it could have been and now you want all the resources to be directed your way. I wish this was not the case, but right now it is. I guarantee once you get those ventilators you should have had for situations like this (it's called emergency planning) you are not going to give them up. Your the kid in the sandbox that hoards all his toy and won't let others enjoy them when you are doing something else. Now since your not getting your way, you stomping your feet and trying to blame others.

  3. Sophia L.

    The NEWLY SELF-APPOINTED president of the USA has spoken!!

  4. Paul Lo

    This is the guy who thinks killing babies right up the moment of birth is OK!!!
    When he signed the late term abortion bill last year his fellow Democrats actually cheered!!!
    It was disgusting to watch!!!
    He also said a couple days ago that "you can't put a value on a human life."
    What a F*cking hypocrite!!!
    Almost 3,000 babies are killed EVERY DAY in America!!!
    862,000 abortions every year!!!
    How many thousands of innocent lives are snuffed out in your state Mr. Cuomo???!!!
    And he's worried about a handful of coronavirus deaths???!!!

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