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THE PEOPLE WITH US TODAY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE SONY EMPIRE COLLEGE TO MY LEFT, MELISSA DEROSA TO HER LEFT IS THE BUDGET DIRECTOR BACK OF THE ROOM IS MY DAUGHTER CARA WHO IS DOING A GREAT JOB LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON TODAY

FIRST, I TRY TO COMMUNICATE IN THESE BRIEFINGS ARE THE FACTS OF THE SITUATION FACTS CAN BE UPLIFTING, THEY CAN BE DEPRESSING AT TIMES, THEY CAN BE CONFUSING AT TIMES, BUT I THINK FACTS ARE EMPOWERING YOU KNOW, IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, NOT KNOWING THE FACTS%■?ñ WORSE BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN FEEL OUTMv OF CONTROL WHEN YOU FEEL YOU'RE SELECTIVE FACTS OR YOU'RE BEING DECEIVED BY THE INFORMATION YOU'RE GETTING THAT IS ACTUALLY THE WORST SITUATION

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MORE AND MORE, WE NOW HAVE TO DEAL ON TWO FRONTS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE PUBLIC HEATH SITUATION, BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE ECONOMIC SITUATION I'LL GET TO THAT IN A MOMENT ?L)uCs STILL WE'VE HAD Ah(■ TWO-PRONGED■ AGENDA,Hg]!%! WE'VE BEEN PURSUINGç÷ AGGRESSIVELY THE FLOW INTO THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM, AT THE SAME TIME INCREASE THE HOSPITAL CAPACITY

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IS NOT A REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF CASES, WE'RE LOOKING FOR A REDUCTION IN THE RATE OF THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CASES RIGHT THAT'S WHAT COMES FIRST WHEN YOU'RE STARTING TO MAKE PROGRESS THE RATEep OF INCREASE AS OPPOS TO THE NUMBER OF ABSOLUTEfç CAS

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE OPTIMUM IS THE APEX OF THE CURVE IS NOT TO HAVE AN APEX THAT'S WHAT THE FLATTENING IS NOT TO HAVE THAT SPIKE BECAUSE THE SPIKE IS WHERE YOU WOULD OVERWHELM THE HOSPITAL SYSTEMS AND TRY TO GET DOWN THAT RATE OF INCREASE SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY HANDLE IT IN THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM RIGHT

THAT'S WHAT THEY TALK ABOUT BY THE FLATTENING OF THE CURVE JUST AS AN ASIDE, DR ANTHONY FAUCI HAS BEEN SO KIND AND HELPFUL TO ME I SPEAK TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE, LITERALLY BUT HE, I THINK, IS JUST BRILLIANT ATfwk THIS

HE HAS BEEN SO9 PERSONALLY5Y KI I CALL HIM LATE AT NIGHT I CALL HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT I CALL HIM IN THE MORNING, AND HE'S BEEN REALLY A FRIEND TO ME PERSONALLY AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK SO THIS IS ALL ABOUT GETTING THAT CURVE DOWN AND NOT OVERWHELMING THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM

ALMOST ANY SCENARIO THAT IS REALISTIC WILL OVERWHELM■ THE CAPACITY OF THE CURRENTU■ HEALT CAREfI SYSTEM SO LITTLE REALITY KEEP THE CURVE DOWN AS LOW AS YOU CAN YOU CANNOT GET THE CURVE DOWN LOW ENOUGH SO THAT YOU DON'T OVERWHELM THE HOSPITAL CAPACITY SO ANY OF THESE SCENARIOS WE HAVE TO INCREASE THE HOSPITAL CAPACITY

AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE LITERALLY ADDING TO THE HOSPITAL CAPACITY EVERYWHERE WE CAN THAT'S WHAT THE JAVIZ HOSPITAL IS ABOUT, WESTCHESTER CONVENTION CENTER, THAT'S WHAT THE OLD WEST BURY ADDITIONAL SITE IS WE'RE ALSO SCOUTING NEW SITES, ALSO, PRIMARILY THE DOWN STATE AREA FOR POSSIBLE SITES OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE A 1,000-PLUS OVERFLOW FACILITY IN EACH OF THE BOROUGHS DOWN STATE AND THE COUNTIES QUEENS, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY, BRONX, MANHATTAN, STATEN ISLAND, AND LONG ISLAND AND WESTCHESTER AND WOK — ROCKLAND

SO EVERY COUNTY HAS A 1,000 PLUS BED OVERFLOW FACILITY THAT'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON AT THE SAME TIME AS WELL AS INCREASING THEAPACITY OF THE EXISTING HOSPITAL SYSTEM AS WE'VE SAID, THE HOSPITALS HAVE A 53,000 BED CAPACITY WE'RE TRYING TO GET TO 440,000 BED CAPACITY BETWEEN THE HOSPITALS AND THE w┗hñqxu3)W FACILITIES WE'VE MANDATEDk■ THAT THE NCREASEDYJ THEIR CAPACITY BYbN■ #F50%

WE'VE ASKED THEM TO TRY TO INCREASE IT 100% BUT THEY HAVE TO INCREASE IT 50% WE'RE ALSO SCOUTING DORMS AND SCOUTING HOTELS FOR EMERGENCY BEDS AND THAT'S GOING WELL EQUIPMENT AND PPE IS AN ONGOING ISSUE RIGHT NOW 6J >r HAVE ENOUGH PPE FOR IMMEDIATE FUTURE)m THE NEW YORK CITY HOSPITAL THE IMMEDIATE NEED

VENTILATORS, VENTILATORS, VENTILATORS I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE A FEW WEEKS AGO BESIDES A CURSORY KNOWLEDGE I KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT VENTILATORS NOW WE'RE STILL SHOPPING FOR VENTILATORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE NEED MORE

WE HAVE APPROVED A TECHNOLOGY THATp2■ ALLOWS ONE VENTILATOR"j SERVE TWO$ PATIENTS,rj THAT INVOLVES SPLITTING WHERE YOU ADD A SECOND SET OF TUBES TO A VENTILATOR TO DO TWO PATIENTS IT'S NOT IDEAL BUT WE BELIEVE IT'S WORKABLE WE'RE ALSOD% CONVERTINGjK ANESTA MACHINES TO VENTILATORS WE HAVE A COUPLE OF THOUSAND AN THESE — ANESTHESIA OUR HOSPITALS AND WE'RE CONVERTING THEMhG TO WORK AS VENTILATORS WHY IS THERE SUCH A DEMAND ON VENTILATORS AND WHERE DID IT COME FROM? IT'S A RESPIRATORY ILLNESS FOR A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE

SO THEY ALL NEED VENTILATORS ALSO, NORMALLY ON VENTILATORS FOR THREE TO FOUR DAYS COVID PATIENTS ARE ON VENTILATORS FOR 11 TO 21 DAYS THINK ABOUT THAT SO YOU DON'T HAVE THE SAME TURN AROUND IN THE NUMBER OF VENTILATORS

IF SOMEBODY IS ON AkN FOR THREE OR FOUR DAYS, THAT'S ONE IF SOMEBñ 11&ç TO 21 é#é"AYS, T EQUATION THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH THE HIGH NUMBER OF COVID PATIENTS AND THE LONG PERIOD OF TIME THEY ACTUALLY NEED A VENTILATOR WE'RE ALSO WORKING ON EQUALIZING AND DISTRIBUTING THE LOAD OF PATIENTS RIGHT NOW THE NUMBER OF CASES IS HIGHESTo SO WE'RE-f?4 WORKING ON A

& COLLABORATIONJÑ WHERE WE6 DISTRIBUTE THE LOAD BETWEEN DOWN STATE HOSPITALS AND UPSTATE HOSPITALS WE'RE ALSO WORKING ON INCREASING THE CAPACITY FOR UPSTATE HOSPITALS SHIFTING NOW TO A TOTALLY DIFFERENT FIELD THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT IS GOING ON, WHICH HAVE JUST REALLY JELLED AFTER WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS DONE WE WERE WAITING FOR THE FEDERAL ACTION TO DETERMINE WHERE WE WERE FROM A POINT OF REVENUES AND ECONOMICS

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO A STATE GOVERNMENT, ANY STATE, WHAT IS HAPPENING TO A CITY GOVERNMENT IS IS A DOUBLE WHAMMY YOU HAVE INCREASED EXPENSES BECAUSE OF THE COVID VIRUS AND YOU HAVE A TREMENDOUS LOSS OF REVENUE BECAUSE OF ALL THOSE BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED RIGHT AND ALL THOSE PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK, THEY'RE NOT EARNING INCOME, THEY'RE NOT PAYING INCOME TAX

BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED, THEY'RE NOT MAKING MONEY, THEY'RE NOT PAYING BUSINESS REVENUE SO WE'RE SPENDING MORE TO TAKE CARE OF THE COVID VIRUS AND WE'RE RECEIVING LESS IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS, WE HAVE TO BALANCE A BUDGET SO HOW DO YOU DO A BUDGET WHEN YOU HAVE EXPENSES GOING OUT AND A LOSS OF REVENUE? WE ESTIMATE THE LOSS OF REVENUE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 10 TO $155 THESE NUMBERS ARE HAzu TO GIVE A CONTEXT TO THAT IS A TON OF MONEY FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK'S BUDGET

WE WERE WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID BEFORE WE DETERMINED WHAT WE HAD TO DO BECAUSE WATER FLOWS DOWNSTREAM RIGHT IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD TAKEN AN ACTION THAT HELPED STATE GOVERNMENTS, CITY GOVERNMENTS, ET CETERA, THAT WOULD HAVE PUT US IN ONE SITUATION WE NOW KNOWYUb$YV÷ WHAT THEY'VE THEY HAVE PASSEDUp THEIR $2"M TRILLION STIMULUS BILL

h THEY SAID MAYBE THERE WILL BE ANOTHER BILL BUT MAYBE, MAYBE, MAYBE BUT WE KNOW WHAT THEY DID DO WITH THE STIMULUS BILL THIS STIMULUS BILL HELPED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND THAT IS A GOOD THING IT HELPS SMALL BUSINESSES AND THAT'S A GOOD THING IT DID NOT HELP LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OR STATE GOVERNMENTS AND DID NOT ADDRESS THE GOVERNMENTAL LOSS

THE FEDERAL BEING ;+■HONEST, WILL ADMIT THA NEW YORK STATE RECEIVES $5 BILLION FROM THE STIMULUS NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT ITS EARMARKED ONLY FOR COVID VIRUS DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR US IN TERMS OF LOST REVENUE TO THE STATE THE ONLY THING IT'S DOING IS HELPS US ON THE COVID VIRUS EXPENSES, WHICH IS NICE BUT THE BIGGER PROBLEM IS ON THE LOST REVENUES

THE CONGRESSIONAL ACTION, IN MY OPINION, SIMPLY FAILED TO ADDRESS THE GOVERNMENTAL NEED I'VE SPOKE TO ALL THE OFFICIALS INVOLVED I SPOKE TO OUR HOUSE DELEGATION, I SPOKE TO OUR SENATORS I BELIEVE WHAT THEY DID FAILED TO MEET THE GOVERNMENTAL NEED I'M DISAPPOINTED

I SAID I WAS DISAPPOINTED I FIND IT IRRESPONSIBLE I FIND ITg>D"@u RECKLESS0z EMOTION IS, A LUXURY AND WE DONT HAVE THE LUXURY AT THIS TIME OF BEING EMOTIONAL ABOUT WHAT THEY DID WHEN THIS IS OVER, I PROMISE YOU I'M GOING TO GIVE THEM A PIECE OF MY MIND

I WOULD SAY TO THEM TODAY THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY TIME IN THIS NATION AND IT'S AN EXTRAORDINARY TIME FOR GOVERNMENT THIS WAS THE TIME TO PUT"sú-Tz■ POLITICS ASIDE ASIDE) U$IS IS THE TIME FOR GOVERNMENTAL LEADERS TO STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND JUST DO YOUR JOB DO YOUR JOB WE'RE ONE NATION

YOU KNOW THE PLACES IN THIS NATION THAT HAVE THE MOST INTENSEdIw WE KNOW THE REVENUES ARE DOWN WE TONIGHT — DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THE ECONOMY COMES BACK WE DON'T KNOW THE RATE AT WHICH THE ECONOMY COMES BACK WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WASHINGTON MAY DO TO ADDRESS THIS SITUATION IN THE FUTURE, IF ANYTHING

SO YOU DON'T KNOW YOU DON'T KNOW YOU DON'T KNOW YOU DON'T KNOW YOU HAVE TO DO A BUDGET WITH ALL THOSE UNKNOWNS

ADDRESS THEM REALISTICALLY HOW DO YOU ADDRESS THEM REALISTICALLY? FIRST, WE'RE GOING TO ADJUST DOWN OUR REVENUE PROJECTIONS FOR THE INITIAL BUDGET AND THEN WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO, WHICH IS SOMETHING WE'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE, IS WE'RE GOING TO ADJUST THE BUDGET THROUGH THE YEARS TO REFLECT THE ACTUAL REVENUE MEANING WE'LL SAY ON DAY ONE, OKAY, WE INTENDED TO GIVE YOU $100 WE DON'T HAVE $100 SO WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU $95 I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU $95 IF I GET $95

I'LL LET YOU KNOW QUARTERLY OR WHATEVER THE PERIOD OF TIME IS HOW MUCH MONEY I'M GETTING AND HOW MUCH I CAN GIVE YOU OF THE $95, THEREFORE, YOU CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND THAT'S, FRANKLY, THE ONLY WAY THAT YOU CAN DO THIS BUDGET WHEN YOU HAVE SO MANY UNKNOWNS SO ADJUST THE INITIAL NUMBER DOWN AND HAVE PERIODS THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE YEAR WHERE YOU SAY TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, ET CETERA, THIS IS HOW MUCH WE ACTUALLY RECEIVED THIS IS WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID

THIS IS WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN'T DO THE ECONOMY IS COMING BACK FASTER THE ECONOMY IS COMING BACK SLOWER THESE ARE THE ACTUAL NUMBERS SO YOU CAN ADJUST YOUR BUDGET ACCORDINGLY ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH NUMBERS, OUR TESTING NUMBERS ARE UP AGAIN

WE DID 18,650 TESTS THIS WAS JUST A MASSIVE MOBILIZATION OPERATIONAL UNDERTAKING WE'VE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE YOU NOW HAVE TO SET UP ALL THE DRIVETHROUGHS, YOU HAVE TO SET UP ALL THE TESTING FACILITIES, AND WE'RE TESTING MORE THAN ANY STATE IN THE COUNTRY WE'RE TESTING MORE PER CAPITA THAN SOUTH KOREA, PER CAPITA THAN CHINA

IT REALLY IS AMAZING WHAT WE'RE DOING AND THE TESTING IS IMPORTANT THE TESTING IS STILL HELPING YOU IDENTIFY THE POSITIVES AND ISOLATE THE POSITIVES THE TESTING IS NOT TELLING YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE VIRUS I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE CONFLATE IT TO THAT AND THAT'S A MISTAKE

IT'S NOT TELLING YOU THE INCREASE IN THE RATE OF INFECTION ALL IT'S TELLING YOU IS YOU'RE INCREASING THE NUMBER OF TESTS AND THE MORE TESTS YOU DO, THE MORE POSITIVES YOU WILL FIND AND WE'RE WORKING VERY HARD TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF TESTS BECAUSE WEAPON WANT — WE WANT TO FIND THE POSITIVES THIS IS THE BAD NEWS THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS INCREASING

IT'S BAD NEWS BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE DYING AND THAT'S THE WORST NEWS YOU CAN HAVE IT'S NOT BAD NEWS IN TERMS OF IT BEING UNEXPECTED WHAT IS HAPPENING IS PEOPLE WHO WERE INFECTED, WHO CAME INTO THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, HAVE BEEN ON VENTILATORS THE LONGER YOU ARE ON A VENTILATOR, THE MORE PROBABILITY OF A BAD OUTCOME

WE NOW HAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ON A VENTILATOR FOR 20 DAYS, 30 DAYS THE LONGER YOU'RE ON A VENTILATOR, THE MORE LIKELY YOU'RE NOT GOING TO COME OFF THE VENTILATOR AND THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING BECAUSE WE DO HAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ON FOR QUITE A PERIOD OF TIME THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WE'RE LOSING

THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE WAY THE LONGER STAYS WITHOUT RECOVERY LEAD TO A HIGHER DEATH RATE RIGHT AND THAT'S NOT JUST COVID THAT'S ANY MEDICAL SITUATION THAT YOU'RE DEALT WITH

THAT IS THE NATURAL CONSEQUENCE WHEN YOU HAVE OLDER, SICKER PATIENTS WHO ARE STAYING ON VENTILATORS LONGER, THEY USUALLY HAVE A WORSE OUTCOME AND I THINK PEOPLE GET THAT FROM THEIR USUAL EXPERIENCE WHAT WE'RE SEEING NOW IS THAT IS HAPPENING WE'VE HAD PEOPLE ON FOR A LONG TIME AND THEY HAVEN'T GOTTEN BETTER

THEY ARE PASSING AWAY SO THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS AT 385 IT'S UP FROM 285 SINCE WE STILL HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON VENTILATORS FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, THE EXPERTS EXPECT THAT NUMBER TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE RIGHT

WE'VE SAID THIS FROM DAY ONE YOU GET THE INFECTION, 80% SELF-RESOLVE THEY DON'T GO INTO THE HOSPITAL SOME PERCENTAGE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL TO GET TREATED, AND GO HOME SOME PERCENTAGE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL NEED A VENTILATOR

THEY'RE ON THE VENTILATOR THEY NEVER COME OFF THE VENTILATOR THAT IS A SITUATION WHERE PEOPLE JUST DETERIORATE OVER TIME THAT'S WE'RE SEEING THAT IS THAT VULNERABLE POPULATION, THAT VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE 2 OR 3% OF THE POPULATION WE'VE ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SEEING AND, AGAIN, WE EXPECT IT TO INCREASE AS TIME GOES ON, BY DEFINITION, WE HAVE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ON VENTILATORS FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE TESTED? 18,000 THAT'S THE BREAK DOWN

NUMBER OF POSITIVE CASES, TOTAL 37,000 NEW CASES 6400 THE CURVE CONTINUES TO GO UP THE SPREAD ACROSS THE STATE CONTINUES, WHICH IS ALSO WHAT WE EXPECTED THE WAY IT'S SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WE NOW HAVE SEVERAL COUNTIES THAT DON'T HAVE A SINGLE CASE THE OVERALL NUMBER, 37,000 HAS BEEN POSITIVE 5,000 PEOPLE — SO THIS IS THE POINT 37,000 TESTED POSITIVE 5,000 CURRENTLY ISOLATED

1200 ICU PATIENTS, WHICH IS WHAT WE WATCH MOST CAREFULLY BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT NEED VENTILATORS 1500 PATIENTS WERE DISCHARGED AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED NOT TO BE REDUNDANT BUT PEOPLE GET SICK, 80% OF THE PEOPLE DON'T GO TO THE HOSPITAL, THEY STAY HOME OR THEY DON'T STAY HOME, THEY SELF-RESOLVE SOME PEOPLE GET SICK AND STAY HOME

SOME PEOPLE CHECK INTO THE HOSPITAL YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT 15 TO 20% OF THAT, A PERCENTAGE GET TREATED AND LEAVE OF THAT, THE SMALLEST PERCENTAGE GET PUNT ON THE VENTILATORS SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE ON A VENTILATOR GET BETTER AND COME OFF THE VENTILATOR

SOME PEOPLE DON'T GET BETTER AND STAY ON THE VENTILATOR WHEN YOU'RE ON THE VENTILATOR FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME, THE OUTCOME IS NOT POSITIVE SO THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO WIND UP IN THAT SITUATION, IT STARTS WITH A 12090 ICU PATIENTS THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE BASICALLY PUT ON THE VENTILATOR THAT'S OF THE 37,000 THAT TESTED POSITIVE

SOME RECOVER AND SOME DON'T THE MOST IMPACTED STATES NEW YORK IS STILL NUMBER ONE LOUISIANA HAS A QUOTE, UNQUOTE, HOT SPOT IT HAS A CLUSTER THAT IS GROWING AND THE PEOPLE IN LOUISIANA AND IN NEW ORLEANS ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WE KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING THROUGH

WE FEEL FOR THEM WE PRAY FOR THEM AND WE KNOW THE DIFFICULTY THEY'RE UNDER BECAUSE WE'RE DEALING WITH THE SAME TYPE OF SITUATION SO OUR BEST TO THEM ANY WAY WE CAN HELP THEM, WE STAND READY AGAIN, TOTAL PERSPECTIVE IS THE JOHNS HOPKINS COUNT THAT HAS GONE FROM DAY ONE 487,000, 21,000 DEATHS WORLDWIDE MY PERSONAL OPINION? I GAVE YOU THE FACTS

MY TWO CENTS, THIS IS IS A LIFE MOMENT IT'S A MOMENT IN THE LIFE OF THIS COUNTRY IT'S A MOMENT IN THE LIFE OF THE WORLD IT'S A MOMENT IN OUR FAMILY LIVES IT'S A MOMENT FOR EACH OF US

EACH OF US IS DEALING WITH IT IN OUR OWN WAY AND MY OBSERVATION HAS BEEN THAT WHEN THE PRESSURE IS ON, THAT'S WHEN YOU REALLY SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE MADE OF IN A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP, IN A BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE CAN BE GREAT WHEN EVERYTHING IS GREAT THE QUESTION IS, WHAT DOES A PERSON DO WHEN THINGS AREN'T GREAT? WHAT DOES A PERSON DO WHEN THE PRESSURE IS ON THEM? THAT'S WHEN YOU CAN SEE THE CRACK OF A FOUNDATION OF A PERSON WHEN THE PRESSURE IS ON THAT LITTLE CRACK, THAT LITTLE CRACK CAN EXPLODE AND THE FOUNDATION CAN CRUMBLE OR YOU CAN SEE THE EXACT OPPOSITE

YOU CAN SEE THEM GET STRONGER YOU'VE GOT TO SEE WHAT THEY'RE MADE OF AND YOU GET TO SEE THE BEST AND THE WORST AND YOU GET TO SEE THE BEAUTY IN PEOPLE YOU GET TO SEE THE OPPOSITE THE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK HAS BEEN SO INSPIRING NOT JUST FROM NEW YORKERS

I'M TELLING YOU FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD YOU WOULD BE AMAZED HOW MANY PHONE CALLS WE GET, HOW MANY OFFERS OF SUPPORT, HOW MANY CREATIVE IDEAS FROM EVERYONE WE'VE ASKED MEDICAL STAFF TO VOLUNTEER 40,000 HAD VOLUNTEERED WE NOW HAVE 12,000 MORE PEOPLE IN ONE DAY VOLUNTEERING TO HELP ON THE MEDICAL STAFF

WE ASKED FOR FREE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR PEOPLE DEALING WITH THE STRESS AND TRAUMA OF THE SITUATION, WE HAD 6,000 PEOPLE WE NOW HAVE 8600 PEOPLE WE HAVE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FROM OTHER STATES CALLING UP AND SAYING THEY'LL PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH SKYPE OR OVER THE TELEPHONE I MEAN, IT REALLY IS — IT JUST GIVES ME SUCH STRENGTH AND SUCH INSPIRATION I DON'T WANT TO SUGAR COAT THE SITUATION

THE SITUATION IS NOT EASY EASY TIMES DON'T FORGE CHARACTER TOUGH TIMES FORGE CHARACTER THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT NOW PEOPLE SAY TO ME, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ARE GETTING TIRED OF THIS SITUATION

THEY'VE BEEN HOME IT'S GOING ON A COUPLE OF WEEKS THEY'RE GETTING TIRED WELL, THE TRUTH IS THAT THIS IS NOT A SPRINT THIS IS A MARATHON

WE ALWAYS SAID IT'S NOT GOING TO BE OVER QUICKLY I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE ARE TIRED I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE IN THIS SITUATION ARE REALLY STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE AND ARE DOING PHENOMENAL WORK NEXT TIME YOU FEEL TIRED, AND BELIEVE ME, I FEEL TIRED BUT WHEN I FEEL TIRED, I THINK OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS WHO ARE OUT THERE EVERY DAY SHOWING UP

I THINK OF THE POLICE OFFICERS I THINK OF THE FIREFIGHTERS WHO ARE UP THERE EVERY DAY THE GROCERY STORE WORKERS WHO ARE WORKING DOUBLE SHIFTS JUST TO KEEP FOOD ON THE SHELVES BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE BUYING SO MUCH FOOD BECAUSE THEY'RE NERVOUS THE PHARMACISTS WHO HAVE LINES GOING OUT THE DOOR AND THEY'RE SHOWING UP EVERY DAY, DAY AFTER DAY, THE TRANSPORTATION WORKERS WHO DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY IN FRONT OF — OF FEELING TIRED

THEY HAVE TO GET UP TO DRIVE THE BUS SO THE NURSES AND THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS CAN GET TO WORK AND THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE DEALING WITH THE VIRUS THAT THEY DIDN'T EVEN UNDERSTAND THEY STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND AND THEY'RE THERE WORKING MANY OF THEM SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

LOOK AT WHAT OTHERS AMONG US HAVE TO DO TO THE CHALLENGE THEY'RE UNDER AND HOW THEY'RE STEPPING UP AND WHO AM I TO COMPLAIN ABOUT BEING TIRED WHEN SO MANY PEOPLE ARE DOING SUCH HEROIC EFFORTS AND I ALSO THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE TRANSFORMATIVE AND FORMATIVE FOR SOCIETY YOU THINK ABOUT OUR CHILDREN MY DAUGHTER IS HERE WITH ME

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE FACED A REAL NATIONAL ADVERSITY RIGHT YOU HAVE A WHOLE NEW GENERATION WHO HAVE NEVER LIVED THROUGH ANYTHING LIKE THIS THEY NEVER WENT TO WAR THEY WERE NEVER DRAFTED

THEY NEVER WENT THROUGH A NATIONAL CRISIS, AND THIS IS GOING TO SHAPE THEM I CAN TELL YOU JUST FROM HAVING MY DAUGHTERS WITH ME, YEAH, THEY'RE HURT THEY'RE SCARED THEY'RE ALSO LEARNING THROUGH THIS AT THE END OF THE DAY, THEY'LL BE BETTER PEOPLE AND CITIZENS FOR IT

I BELIEVE THAT AS WE GO THROUGH THIS, LET'S MAKE SURE WE'RE TEACHING THEM THE RIGHT LESSONS AND THE RIGHT RESPONSE AND THOSE LESSONS AND THAT RESPONSE ARE THE LESSONS WE GET FROM OUR BETTER AGENTS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME, LET'S LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF OUR BETTER ANGELS AS INDIVIDUALS, AS FAMILIES, AS A COMMUNITY, AND AS A SOCIETY WE'RE GOING TO BE GET THROUGH THIS

THE ONLY QUESTION IS HOW WE GET THROUGH IT AND WHEN WE GET THROUGH IT AT THE END OF THE DAY WE CAN SAY WE'RE THE BETTER FOR IT AND OUR CHILDREN ARE THE BETTER FOR IT AND I BELIEVE THEY WILL BE QUESTIONS? [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] ANY HOSPITAL THAT NEEDS VENTILATORS, WE GET THEM VENTILATORS FROM THE NEAREST STOCKPILE

[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] WE'RE TALKING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABOUT MORE VENTILATORS THEY'RE TALKING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABOUT MORE OVERFLOW BEDS WE'RE SHOPPING FOR VENTILATORS OURSELVES WE'RE SPLITTING VENTILATORS WE'RE CONVERTING ANESTHESIA VENTILATORS TO NORMAL VENTILATORS

WE ARE ALL OVER THE VENTILATOR ISSUE IT'S NOT LIKE WE HAVE THEM SITTING IN THE WAREHOUSE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THERE'S NO STOCKPILE AVAILABLE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS DOING WHAT WE'RE DOING, WHICH IS YOU HAVE TO FIND THOSE VENTILATORS OR CONVERT VENTILATORS OR GET ADDITIONAL COMPANIES TO MANUFACTURE VENTILATORS THERE'S NOT A STOCKPILE LARGE ENOUGH TO MEET THE NATIONAL NEED

WHEN YOU TALK TO THE PROJECTION MODELS, WHAT THEY'LL SAY IS YOU GET A FLUCTUATION THEY DON'T KNOW IF IT'S A DEVIATION IN WHAT THE HOSPITALS REPORT THAT DAY REMEMBER, THIS IS SELF-REPORTED DATA FROM THE HOSPITALS, JESSE THEY SAY YOU GET A FLUCTUATION FROM TIME TO TIME DON'T LOOK AT ANY ONE DAY

DON'T LOOK AT ANY PERIOD LESS THAN THREE OR FOUR DAYS IN SEQUENCE WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH IT PP SERKS NOT A PROBLEM BUT SOME PLACES USING TRASH BAGS AND KIND OF IMPROVISE IT >> YEAH WE'VE CALLED THE INDIVIDUAL HOSPITALS

THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT IN THE PAST FEW DAYS, YOU KNOW, THERE'S MAYBE THE DISTRIBUTION IS LITTLE START AND STOP WE HAVE ENOUGH PPE AND THE NEW YORK CITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE ENOUGH PPE FOR THE NEW YORK CITY HOSPITALS >> YEAH I KNOW WE SAW THE NEW YORK POST STORY THEY ASSURED ME THEY HAVE THE PPE STORY I CHECKED IN AT H & H AND ALL THEY HAVE ALL THE PPE THEY NEED IN NEW YORK CITY

AS THE INDIVIDUAL STORIES ARE POPPING UP, THIRST REACTING IN REAL TIME BUT CONTINUE TO ASSURE THEY HAVE ENOUGH AT THE MOMENT AND WE'VE ASSURED THEM, IF THEY DON'T, WE'LL GET THEM WHAT THEY NEED IMMEDIATELY >> WE HAVE ENOUGH PPE IN STOCK FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE — NEED NOT PAST THE IMMEDIATE NEED >> Reporter: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO HELP COPE WITH THAT? >> WE'RE ALL COPING WITH THE SAME THING, FIRST OF&t REALITY

THE WAY THE — AGAIN, WE'VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE IT DOESN'T MEAN WE CAN'T JUST THAT WE NEVER HAVE BUT WE'RE THINKING ABOUT QUARTERLY SOMETHING LIKE THAT ADJUSTMENTS THAT ARE ALMOST MATHEMATICAL REFLECTIONS OF WHAT THE REVENUES ARE IN OTHER WORDS YOU KNOW WHAT THE REVENUE PROJECTION IS AND YOU KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY YOU'VE MADE FOR THAT QUARTER

RIGHT AND WHATEVER THAT DEVIATION IS, IT WOULD BE AUTOMATIC IT WOULD BE DONE BY THE DIVISION OF THE BUDGET I DON'T BELIEVE THE LEGISLATURE IS GOING TO WANT TO COME UP HERE EVERY QUARTER AND GO THROUGH NUMBERS AT THIS RATE, WITH THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

I DON'T KNOW IF IT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE TO ASK FOR A CONVENING OF THE LEGISLATURE PERIODICALLY THAT'S THE GENERAL CONCEPT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IT'S A REACTION TO WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID YESTERDAY I WAS SHOCKED THAT THEY WERE SO IRRESPONSIBLE IN ADDRESSING THE STATE AND THE CITY NEED I MEAN, I NEVER BELIEVED THEY WOULD JUST PASS A PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT DIDN'T ADDRESS IT

YOU KNOW, THEY JUST DID NOT ADDRESS THE REVENUE THEY PROVIDED MONEY FOR COVID THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE'RE SPENDING ON THE VIRUS, BUT THEY JUST DID NOTHING ON THE REVENUE LOSS YOU KNOW, THEY KNOW WE HAVE TO FUND EDUCATION THEY'LL ALSO SAY IN THEIR SPEECHES EDUCATION, EDUCATION, IT'S OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE

AND THEN THEY DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN THE LEGISLATION SO I JUST WANT TO KEEP IT IN CHECK, AS I SAID, EMOTION IS IS A LUXURY RIGHT, TO BE ANGRY IT'S A LUXURY WE DON'T HAVE THAT LUXURY RIGHT NOW

LET'S DEAL WITH THE FACTS LET ME GET THROUGH IT LET ME ASK THE MASTER MIND OF THE BUDGET IF I SAID ANYTHING WRONG IS THAT WHAT HIS PLAN IS? SOMETIMES HE HAS PLANS HE DOESN'T TELL ME ABOUT >> WE LOOK AT OUR REVENUE FORECAST, THE GOVERNOR SAID $10 TO $15 BILLION IS HOW MUCH WE PROJECT TO BE BELOW FORECAST

WE PROJECT THAT OUT OVER THE QUARTERS AND BIMONTHLY THOSE ARE TRANSPARENT YOU'LL SEE WHAT THE REVENUES ARE EVERY MONTH AND WE'LL ADDRESS SPENDING ACCORDING TO HOW THE REVENUES COME IN AND THAT WILL BE REFLECTED

EVERYONE WILL SEE THOSE AND THE GOAL IS TO BE TRANSPARENT UPFRONT SO SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN SEE THIS IS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN, IF WE DON'T REACH THE REVENUE FORECAST THEY WOULD KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN EACH QUARTER >> ANYONE CAN GIVE YOU A REPORT IF THEY'RE CLOSE TO RUNNING OUT OF PPE

I'M CLOSE TO RUNNING OUT OF PP NERKS A WEEK AND A HALF THAT'S THE STATUS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHEN I SAID WE HAVE ENOUGH OF THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE I MEAN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH OF THE LONG-TERM SUPPLY

THE NUMBERS ARE THAT FAST BUT ANY HOSPITAL ANYWHERE WILL DISTRIBUTE AND WE DISTRIBUTE, DISTRIBUTE IT ON THE AS-NEEDED BASIS TO SAY I NEEDED, YOU KNOW, A WEEK AND A HALF, FRANKLY, WE'RE DEALING WITH HOSPITALS THAT NEED IT TOMORROW AND THE DAY AFTER THAT'S THE KIND OF TIME FRAME WE'RE DEALING WITH WE'RE BUYING FROM CHINA

PEOPLE ARE CALLING AND VOLUNTEERING TO GO TO CHINA TO PICK UP MATERIALS PRIVATE PLANES I MEAN, IT'S BEEN EXTRAORDINARY BUT ANYTHING WE HAVE, WE WILL DISTRIBUTE YOU KNOW, THE GIG WORKER TASK FORCE I HAVE STEP BACK ZACH

I SAID I WANT TO DO EVERYTHING I DON'T JUST WANT TO DO A BUDGET I WANT TO DOT POLICY INITIATIVES WE NEED TO DO BECAUSE MY EXPECTATIONS AT THIS POINT IS THERE'S GOING TO BE A BUDGET AND NOTHING ELSE NORMALLY WE PASS A BUDGET AND COME BACK TO A WEEK AND DISCUSS POLICY MATTERS I DON'T KNOW AT THIS RATE THERE ARE GOING TO BE WEEKS OF LEGISLATIVE DISCUSSION AFTER WARDS

SO I'M TRYING TO GET AS MUCH DONE AS WE CAN IN THE BUDGET THE CAVEAT IS THERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT YOU HAVE TO TALK THROUGH AND THINK THROUGH AND THE LANGUAGE IS IMPORTANT AND THE DETAILS ARE IMPORTANT IT'S NOT ABOUT PASSING A BILL THE LEGISLATURE FOCUSES ON PASSES A BILL I FOCUS ON PASSING THE BILL THAT IS THE BEST AND SMARTEST BILL YOU CAN PASS AND THAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK AND REDO THE NEXT YEAR BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T THINK IT THROUGH

THE GIG ECONOMY IS A COMPLICATED ISSUE AND I DON'T BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO GET THE GIG ECONOMY DONE IN TIME FOR THE BUDGET IF THEY DO COME BACK AND THEY DO STAY FOUR WEEKS AND WE HAVE TIME TO TALK IT THROUGH, FINE BUT IF YOU'RE ASKING ME ARE WE GOING TO BE READY BY NEXT TUESDAY, I DON'T THINK SO >> Reporter: OFFICIALS HAVE SAID THAT OUTPATIENTS HAVE BEEN — SHOULD NOT BE — [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] YOUTIST

IF THE CITY DOESN'T HAVE THE CAPACITY IT'S A CAPACITY ISSUE RIGHT IF YOU HAVE THE CAPACITY TO TEST, TEST! BECAUSE FLATTEN THE CURVE HOW? THERE'S ONLY TWO WAYS

DENSITY CONTROL KEEP PEOPLE AWAY FROM EACH OTHER AND TEST HOW DID CHINA DO IT? HOW DID SOUTH KOREA DO IT? DENSITY CONTROL AND TESTING IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO TEST AND YOU CAN ONLY TEST PEOPLE COMING INTO YOUR HOSPITALS, THEN YOU DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO IT

BUT IF YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO IT, DO IT! IT'S A WAY TO FLATTEN THE CURVE IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE CAPACITY AND THE ABILITY, THEN YOU DO DO IT >> WE HAVE MORE OVERFLOW CAPACITY FIRST WITHIN THAT HOSPITAL SYSTEM YOU WOULD DISTRIBUTE PATIENTS RIGHT SO WITHIN NEW YORK CITY, ONE HOSPITAL IS AT 125%, LET'S SAY

OKAY DISTRIBUTE WITHIN THAT HOSPITAL SYSTEM BECAUSE NOT ALL THE HOSPITALS ARE AT CAPACITY SECONDS, YOU HAVE OVERFLOW FACILITIES THAT WE'RE CONSTRUCTING I'M GOING BACK TO JAVITZ TOMORROW THE OTHER ONES WE'VE BEEN DISCUSSING

YOU WOULD ONLY DO THE REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION ONCE YOU GET PAST EVERYTHING YOU CAN DO WITHIN THAT AREA I'M NOT EAGER TO REDISTRIBUTE PEOPLE FROM TO UPSTATE THERE ARE JUST PRACTICAL CONSEQUENCES THE FAMILY WOULD HAVE TO TRAVEL FURTHER TO VISIT THEM, ET CETERA

THAT'S THE LAST OPTION >> Reporter: TO MANDATE A 14-DAY QUARANTINE >> THE COUNTIES CAN COME WITH WHATEVER SUGGESTIONS THEY WANT I DON'T HAVE ANY MANDATING ANY TRAVEL BAN ON MY AGENDA

[ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] I'M NOT A DOCTOR MY LITTLE SISTER IS A DOCTOR I REFER BACK TO THE COMMENT FROM YESTERDAY HE'S THE HEALTH COMMISSIONER FROM THE STATE HE HAD STRONG OPINIONS ON THAT ISSUE AND I REFER BACK TO THAT

>> HIS POSITION WAS IT'S NOT NECESSARY AND I WOULD AGREE WITH THAT HOW MANY DAYS ON THE MOST CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATE UNTIL WE RUN OUT OF VENTILATORS? THE MAXIMUM PROJECTION OF AN APEX NUMBER FOUR VENTILATORS WAS ABOUT 40,000 RIGHT WE HAVE MAYBE ABOUT 12,000 IN THAT RANGE VENTILATORS

THAT'S BEFORE YOU TALK ABOUT ANESTHESIA MACHINES BEFORE YOU TALK ABOUT SPLITTING THAT NUMBER CHANGES WE DON'T HAVE AN ESTIMATE FOR WHEN WE WOULD GET THERE HOPEFULLY WE NEVER DO

ANY HOSPITAL THAT NEEDS MORE TESTING KITS AGAIN, WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH — HOSPITALS TEND TO LIKE TO HAVE SUPPLIES FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME, WHICH I UNDERSTAND THEY WANT A ONE MONTH SUPPLY, A THREE-WEEK SUPPLY WE DON'T HAVE THAT ABILITY IF WE CAN PROVIDE A FEW DAYS SUPPLY, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT WHICH MAKES THEM UNCOMFORTABLE, I UNDERSTAND

BUT THAT'S JUST THE SITUATION WE'RE IN BUT ANY HOSPITAL THAT NEEDS SUPPLIES IMMEDIATELY, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CAN PROVIDE THEM ANYONE WHO NEEDS A TEST AND IF THE HOSPITAL DOESN'T HAVE THE SUPPLIES, WE HAVE MOBILE TESTING UNITS THAT CAN GO TEST A PERSON SO THEY JUST HAVE TO CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH THERE'S NO PLAN IN PLACE FOR A VENTILATOR PROTOCOL

AND THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS THESE ARE BEING TREATED AS ESSENTIAL WORKERS SOME FEEL LIKE THEY'RE WORKING ON TOP OF EACH OTHER — >> WE'RE LOOKING AT THAT NOW WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR JOB OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS

>> NO ONE HAS LOST THEIR JOB, I WOULD SAY WE HAVE ALL LOST OUR JOBS IT'S DIFFERENT WHEN YOU LOSE A JOB, IT TENDS TO SUGGEST MAYBE YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG MAYBE IT WAS YOUR PERFORMANCE

A STATEMENT AND EVALUATION OF YOUTH THIS IS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU IT'S THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WE ARE IN AND WE MUST CORRECT IT THERE'S A STRENGTH IN THE FACT IT'S ALL OF US

RIGHT WHEN IT'S JUST YOU, THEN YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN WHEN IT'S ALL OF US, THAT SUGGESTS WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT BECAUSE THE COLLECTIVE DEMANDS IT AND THAT'S WHERE WE ARE I AM SURE IT IS A TERRIBLE FEELING AND FRIGHTENING FEELING FOR EVERYONE

FOR EVERYONE NOBODY HAS BEEN HERE BEFORE I'M OUT OF WORK I DON'T HAVE A PAYCHECK I CAN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE

THE HOUSE HAS THE FAMILY IN IT OR I'M ALL ALONE NO ONE HAS BEEN HERE BEFORE ASK A QUESTION [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] PARTICULARLY FOR A REGIONAL EXAM

LIKE A LONGER TERM PLAN >> WE'RE LOOKING AT IT ON ONGOING BASIS >> THE ONLY MODIFICATION THAT THE ELA EXAMS, THE EXAMS WERE SUSPENDED BASICALLY CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR BY THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AS THE GOVERNOR SAID, THE SCHOOL CLOSURE PLANS ARE SET TO COME BACK ON WE'RE LOOKING AT THAT RIGHT NOW

>> ONE MORE FROM SOMEONE — DID HE ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? >> WE'RE EVALUATING THE GOVERNOR EVALUATED THAT NOW THERE WILL BE A DECISION WHETHER TO EXTEND THE CLOSURE REMEMBER THE 180 DAY WAIVER ENDS EFFECTIVELY APRIL 1st SO WHETHER TO EXTEND IT OR NOT IS BEING CONSIDERED BY THE GOVERNMENT NOW IT'S SOMETHING THE NATION IS WORKING OUT

IT'S SOMETHING WE'RE WORKING THROUGH I THINK THE SMARTEST WAY FORWARD IS A MODIFIED PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY THAT DOVE TAILS AND COMPLIMENTS TO GET BACK TO WORK STRATEGY RIGHT WHAT WE DID WAS CLOSED EVERYTHING DOWN THAT WAS OUR PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY

JUST CLOSE EVERYTHING ALL BUSINESSES, ALL WORKERS, YOUNG PEOPLE WITHIN OLD PEOPLE, SHORT PEOPLE, TALL PEOPLE, EVERY SCHOOL, CLOSE EVERYTHING IF YOU RETHOUGHT THAT OR HAD TIME TO ANALYZE THAT PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY, I DON'T KNOW THAT YOU WOULD SAY QUARANTINE EVERYONE I DON'T KNOW THAT WAS THE BEST PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY YOUNG PEOPLE THEN QUARANTINED WITH OLDER PEOPLE WAS PROBABLY NOT THE BEST PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY BECAUSE THE YOUNGER PEOPLE COULD HAVE BEEN EXPOSING THE OLDER PEOPLE TO AN INFECTION

SO HOW DO YOU MODIFY THE PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY TO MAKE IT SMARTER FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH POINT OF VIEW BUT ALSO STARTS TO GET YOU BACK TO WORK? YOUNGER PEOPLE CAN GO BACK TO WORK PEOPLE WHO HAVE RESOLVED CAN GO BACK TO WORK PEOPLE WHO GET THE ANTI-BODY TEST SHOW THEY HAD THE VIRUS AND THEY HAVE RESOLVED CAN GO BACK TO WORK THAT'S I THINK YOU THINK YOU DO IT EITHER PUBLIC HEALTH OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

WE HAVE TO DO BOTH WE HAVE TO DO BOTH WE NEVER FIXED THE BILL THEY SAID THEY WOULD THEY NEVER DID

IF WE KNOW IT, WE'LL RELEASE IT THANK YOU

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