Report: Cuomo Sounds ‘Dire Alarm’ for New York

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded a dire alarm for his state on Tuesday, saying coronavirus cases are increasing exponentially and options for flattening the curve have already been exhausted, according to The Daily Beast.

Read the full story HERE.

As New York continued to be the epicenter of the crisis, with more than half of all national cases, Cuomo said he didn’t agree with suggestions from President Trump and conservative commentators on Monday that the economy might need to be prioritized over the lives of those vulnerable to the flu-like virus.

“It’s about my mother, it’s about your mother, it’s about your loved one and we will do anything we can to make sure that they are protected,” he said, adding that the “stay-at-home” order he passed for New York last week was named after his mother, Mathilda.

Cuomo specifically criticized the federal response to coronavirus, saying the Federal Emergency Management Agency sent the state 400 ventilators — but they need 30,000, according to a CNN report.

“FEMA says, ‘we’re sending 400 ventilators.’ Really? What am I going to do with 400 ventilators, when I need 30,000?” Cuomo asked asked at a news conference.

Read CNN’s story HERE.

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