WATCH LIVE: New York Gov. Cuomo holds briefing on the coronavirus pandemic – 3/25/2020

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY I THINK YOU KNOW EVERYONE WHO IS HERE

ON MY FAR RIGHT, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BEEN WITH ME A LONG TIME HE IS PART OF OUR SWA

T TEAM WE HAVE PRESIDENT OF EMPIRE COLLEGE, DR ZUCKER, MADE LISA DeROSA, AND THE BUDGET DIRECTOR WE HAVE A LOT OF INTERESTING NEWS TODAYLISA DeROSA, AND THE BUDGET DIRECTOR

WE HAVE A LOT OF INTERESTING NEWS TODAY, THINGS ARE MOVING CURRENT STATUS, WE STILL HAVE THE TRAJECTORY GOING UP WE HAVE NOT TURNED NOR HAVE WE HIT THE APEX REMEMBER THAT LINE WILL GO UP, IT WILL REACH A HIGH POINT, IT WILL TIP, IT WILL GO BACK DOWN WE'RE STILL ON THE WAY UP THE MOUNTAIN

NUMBER OF INFECTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING IN, 80% STILL SELF RESOLVED ABOUT 15% OF THE PEOPLE WHO TEST POSITIVE REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION AND THEN THERE ARE DEGREES OF HOSPITALIZATION BUT THE TOTAL UNIVERSE THAT REQUIRES HOSPITALIZATION IS 15% WE USE PROJECTION MODELS

WE HAVE CORNELL WILE THAT DOES PROJECTION MODELS, WE USE McKENZIE, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOES PROJECTION MODELS AND THEYARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOU THEY ARE PROJECTING THE POSSIBLE PROPER JEKER TO AND PLANNING FOR A NEED THE PROJECTION MODELS ARE JUST THAT, THEY ARE MODELS OF PROJECTIONS, THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY DEFINITIVE, BUT IT IS THE ONLY DEVICE THAT WE HAVE TO PLAN, RIGHT? FOLLOW THE DATA, FOLLOW THE DATA, FOLLOW THE DATA THE ACTUAL HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE MOVED AT A HIGHER RATE THAN THE PROJECTED MODELS, THAN ALL THE PROJECTED MODELS SO THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY CONCERNING

BECAUSE THAT HIGHER INFECTION RATE MEANS FASTER HIGHER CAPACITY ON THE HOSPITALS AND THAT IS THE CRITICAL POINT FOR US IS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GOING INTO HOSPITALS RIGHT NOW WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS ABOUT 140,000 CASES COMING INTO THE HOSPITALS, THE HOSPITAL CAPACITY IS 53,000 BEDS THAT IS A PROBLEM WE'RE LOOKING AT ABOUT 40,000 ICU CASES COMING INTO THE HOSPITALS WE HAVE ABOUT 3,000 ICU BEDS

THAT IS A CHALLENGE WHAT IS AN ICU BED FOR THESE PURPOSES? BASICALLY A BED WITH A VENTILATOR THE VENTILATOR IS THE MOST CRITICAL PIECE OF EQUIPMENT FOR AN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT BED BECAUSE THIS IS A RESPIRATORY ILLNESS AND PEOPLE NEED MORE VENTILATION THAN USUAL WHAT DO WE WANT TO DO? REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CASES COMING INTO THE HOSPITALS, SLOW THE NUMBER OF CASES COMING INTO THE HOSPITALS THAT IS WHAT DR

FAUCI IS TALKING ABOUT ON TV EVERY DAY FLATTEN THE CURVE, FLATTEN THE CURVE, FLATTEN THE CURVE SLOW THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE COMING INTO HOSPITALS SO WE CAN DEAL WITH THEM IN THE HOSPITALS AND WE ARE WORKING ON THAT AT THE SAME TIME, INCREASE YOUR HOSPITAL CAPACITY, RIGHT? SO FRY TO SLOW THE NUMBER OF CASES COMING INTO THE HOSPITAL, MEANWHILE RAISE YOUR HOSPITAL CAPACITY

WE ARE WORKING ON BOTH SIMULTANEOUSLY WE HAVE BEEN FROM DAY ONE REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CASES COMING IN, FLATTEN THE CURVE, SLOW THE SPREAD FLTS INFECTION WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN THAT IS BANNING UNESSENTIAL WORKERS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, CLOSE THE GYMS, CLOSE THE RESTAURANTS

ONE ISSUE IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE WE HAD A HIGHER LEVEL OF DENSITY THAN WE WANTED ESPECIALLY IN THE NEW YORK CITY PARKS, ESPECIALLY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE, I'VE BEEN AS DIRECT AS I CAN AND AS BLUNT AS I CAN ON YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE MISINFORMATION THAT THEY HAVE YOU CAN CATCH THE CORONAVIRUS YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE A SUPER HERO, YOU ARE REALLY NOT YOU CAN CATCH IT AND YOU CAN TRANSFER IT WHICH MAKES YOU DANGEROUS TO THE PEOPLE WHO YOU LOVE

BUT THE NEW YORK CITY PARKS HAVE BEEN A PROBLEM I SAW THE PROBLEM MYSELF FIRSTHAND I SPOKE TO MAYOR De BLASIO AND SPEAKER JOHNSON, WE SAID COME UP WITH A PLAN IN 24 HOURS THAT EVERYBODY AGREED WITH THEY CAME UP WITH A PLAN WE ARE NOW IMPLEMENTING THAT PLAN

I SIGNED OFF ON THAT PLAN THE PLAN WILL PILOT CLOSING STREETS IN NEW YORK CITY BECAUSE WE HAVE MUCH LESS TRAFFIC IN NEW YORK CITY, WE HAVE FEWER VEHICLES IN NEW YORK CITY OPEN STREETS PEOPLE WANT TO WALK, THEY WANT TO GO OUT AND GET SOME AIR YOU WANT A LESS DENSE AREA

SO PILOT CLOSING STREETS TO CARS, OPENING STREETS TO PEDESTRIANS WE'LL ALSO ENACT MANDATORY PLAYGROUND SOCIAL DENSITY PROBABLY A NEW CONCEPT NO CLOSE CONTACT SPORTS IN A PLAY GROUND NO BASKETBALL FOR EXAMPLE

YOU CANNOT DO IT WE'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO DO THAT ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS IF THERE IS NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THAT, WE WILL THEN MAKE IT MANDATORY AND WE WILL ACTUALLY CLOSE THE PLAYGROUNDS WE DON'T WANT TO DO THAT BECAUSE PLAY GROUNDS ARE A PLACE TO GO OUT AND GET OPEN AIR, BUT YOU HAVE TO EXERCISE SOCIAL DENSITY EVEN IN A PLAYGROUND AND AGAIN, IT IS VOLUNTARY

THE MAYOR IS GOING TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT TO THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY IF IT DOESN'T HAPPEN, WE WILL ACTUALLY CLOSE DOWN THE PLAY GROUNDS I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT BUT WE DO NEED TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE INFECTION AND THAT IS WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT THIS IS VERY INTERESTING

BECAUSE THE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT THE DENSITY CONTROL MEASURES MAY BE WORKING AND AGAIN, WE ARE DOING THIS FROM PROJECTIONS BUT LOOK AT THIS BECAUSE IT IS INTERESTING THIS PAST SUNDAY, THE PROJECTION WAS THAT HOSPITALIZATIONS WERE DOUBLING EVERY TWO DAYS OKAY? ON MONDAY, THE NUMBER SUGGESTED THAT THE HOSPITALIZATIONS WERE DOUBLING EVERY 3

4 DAYS ON TUESDAY, THE PROJECTIONS SUGGESTED THAT THE HOSPITALIZATIONS WERE DOUBLING EVERY 47 DAYS NOW, THAT IS ALMOST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE BUT THE THEORY IS GIVEN THE DENSITY THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH, IT SPREADS VERY QUICKLY, BUT IF YOU REDUCE THE DENSITY, YOU CAN REDUCE THE SPREAD VERY QUICKLY

SO THESE PROJECTIONS, I'VE WATCHED THEM BOUNCE ALL OVER THE PLACE AND I DON'T PLACE A GREAT DEAL OF STOCK IN ANY ONE PROJECTION WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO ALL THE STAT CONTINUE SHANS THAT ARE DOING IT BUT AGAIN, THIS IS A POSITIVE SIGN AND I'M NOT 100% SURE IT HOLDS OR IS ACCURATE BUT THE ARROWS ARE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND THATIS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE ARROWS HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

SO TO THE EXTENT PEOPLE SAY THESE REQUIREMENTS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, NO RESTAURANTS, NO NONESSENTIAL WORKER, YES, THEY ARE BURDENSOME BY THE WAY, THEY ARE EFFECTIVE AND THEY ARE NECESSARY AND THE HE SAID SUGGESTS AT THIS POINT THAT THEY HAVE SLOWED THE HOSPITALIZATIONS AND THIS IS EVERYTHING SLOWING THE HOSPITALIZATION RATES, COMING INTO THE HOSPITALS ARE EVERYTHING SO THE HOSPITALS CAN DEAL WITH THE RATE OF PEOPLE COMING IN AT THE SAME TIME, INCREASED HOSPITAL CAPACITY, WHAT IS THE HIGH POINT? YOU SEE THAT LINE AT THE BEGINNING

WHAT WE'RE STUDYING, WHAT IS THE HIGH POINT OF THAT LIE, WHAT IS THE APEX OF THAT LINE THAT IS THE POINT OF THE GREATEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE COMING INTO THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM SO THAT IS OUR GREATEST LOAD IS THE APEX AND WHEN IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN, THAT IS A PROJECTION AGAIN, THAT MOVES AROUND

BUT THE CURRENT PROJECTION IS THAT COULD BE IN 21 DAYS SO RAMP UP THE HOSPITAL CAPACITY TO MAKE — TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THAT APEX VOLUME HOW DO YOU RAMP UP HOSPITAL CAPACITY? YOU RAMP UP BEDS, YOU RAMP UP STAFF AND YOU RAMP UP EQUIPMENT AND THE VENTILATORS ARE THE PROBLEM IN EQUIPMENT AS WE'VE DISCUSSED MANY TIMES WHERE ARE WE ON THAT? BEDS, WE MAY NEED 140,000 WE HAVE 53,000

THAT IS THE EXISTING CAPACITY OF HOSPITALS WE'VE TOLD ALL HOSPITALS THEY HAD TO INCREASE THEIR CAPACITY BY 50% I TOLD THEM THAT MYSELF ON A CONFERENCE CALL YESTERDAY THIS IS A BURDEN FOR THE HOSPITALS TO NOW SAY YOU HAVE TO INCREASE CAPACITY 50% BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THEY WERE VERY GENEROUS ABOUT IT AND THEY UNDERSTOOD WHAT WE WERE DEALING WITH

AND THEY WERE EAGER TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE IF YOU INCREASE HOSPITAL CAPACITY BY 50%, THAT GETS YOU 27,000 BEDS ON TOP OF THE EXISTING, IT TAKES YOU TO 80 SOME HOSPITALS I ASKED AS A GOAL TRY TO INCREASE BY 100% YOUR CAPACITY 50% WAS THE MINIMUM THE GOAL WAS 100

I BELIEVE SOME HOSPITALS WILL ACTUALLY TRY TO DO THAT AND I ENCOURAGED THEM TO TRY TO DO THAT AS IMPOSSIBLE AS IT SOUNDS BUT NOW IS THE TIME TO BE AGGRESSIVE AND DO THINGS YOU'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE IF SOME OF THEM DO THAT, AND I BELIEVE SOME OF THEM WILL, THAT WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL 5,000 BEDS, WE GET TO 85,000 BEDS FEMA, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, WHAT WE'RE DOING AT THE JAVITS ARE CENTER, THE CONVENTION CENTER, WEST BERRY CAMPUS, STONY BROOK CAMPUS, THAT TAKES US TO 89,000

THE US NAVY SHIP "COMFORT," THE PRESIDENT DISPATCHED, THAT WOULD BE 1,000 BEDS TO BACKFILL FROM HOTELS, THAT TAKES YOU TO 90,000 IF WE TAKE ALL THE STATE DORMITORIES IN DOWN STATE NEW YORK, THAT COULD GET US AN ADDITIONAL 29,000 BEDS WE'D BE AT 119,000 BEDS

YOU'RE STILL NOT AT THE 140 THAT YOU NEED, BUT THEN WE'RE LOOKING AT HOTELS, WE'RE LOOKING AT FORMER NURSING HOMES, CONVERTING OWE FACILITIES TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENTIAL SO A LOT, CREATIVE, AGGRESSIVE, BUT IN LIFE YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO AND THAT IS WHAT WE'RE DOING ON THE BED CAPACITY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, WE HAVE BEEN SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD WE HAVE A WHOLE TEAM THAT IS DOING IT

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ENOUGH PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, GLOVES, MASKS, GOWNS FOR ALL THE HOSPITALS STATEWIDE THAT ARE DEALING WITH IT TODAY NO HOSPITAL, NO NURSE, NO DOCTOR CAN SAY LEGITIMATELY I DON'T HAVE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT RIGHT NOW AND FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, WE HAVE A SUPPLY WE DO NOT YET HAVE SECURED A SUPPLY FOR THREE WEEKS FROM NOW, FOUR WEEKS FROM NOW, FIVE WEEKS FROM NOW BUT WE'RE STILL SHOPPING

AND THIS WAS GOOD NEWS AND A GOOD JOB BY THE TEAM AND AGAIN, WE'RE STILL SHOPPING FOR MORE EQUIPMENT VENTILATORS, VENTILATORS, VENTILATORS WE NEED 30,000 WE HAVE IN THE EXISTING HOSPITAL SYSTEM 4,000 VENT LATERS

THIS IS JUST IN THE NORMAL OPERATION OF HOSPITALS WE'VE PURCHASED 7,000 AND WE'RE STILL SHOPPING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS SENT 4,000 WE'RE EXPLOING SPLITTING WHERE ONE VENTILATOR COULD DO TWO PICTURES ITALY WAS FORCED TO DO IT

I WANT TO SEE IF WE CAN STUDY IT AND DO IT A LITTLE SMARTER AND HAVE A LITTLE MORE TIME EXPERIMENTING WITH IT, BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT SPLITTING THE VENTILATORS WE'RE STILL WORKING WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO TRY TO FIND MORE VENTILATORS BUT THAT IS OUR SINGLE GREATEST CHALLENGE ARE THE VENTILATORS AGAIN, THE ICU BEDS, THAT REALLY MEANS A VENTILATED BED BECAUSE AGAIN, THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT WE NEED YOU HAVE BEDS, YOU HAVE EQUIPMENT, YOU NEED STAFF, AND YOU NEED STAFF UNDERSTANDING THAT SOME STAFF IS GOING TO GET SICK AND THEY WILL BE OUT

SO WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON PUTTING TOGETHER A SURGE HEALTH CARE FORCE GO BACK TO THE RETIREES, GO BACK TO NURSES AND DOCTORS WHO MAY NOT BE IN THE HOSPITAL DIRECT MEDICAL CARE OCCUPATION, AND ASK THEM TO SIGN UP FOR RESPONSIBLE RESERVE DUTY GOD BLESS THEM 40,000 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AS A SURGE HEALTH CARE FORCE PHYSICIANS, AN NECESSARY THESE YOL GUESTS, NURSES, LPNs, 40,000 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP

THAT IS A VERY — THAT IS A BIG, BIG DEAL BECAUSE YOU CAN CREATE BEDS, YOU CAN FIND THE EQUIPMENT, YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE STAFF AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE STAFF FOR THOSE ADDITIONAL BEDS WHICH ARE NOT NOW IN THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE STAFF WHEN THE EXISTING STAFF GETS ILL OR BY THE WAY JUST CAN'T WORK THE HOURS THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED PEOPLE TO BE WORKING

SO THAT IS VERY GOOD THIS IS ALSO VERY EXCITING I DON'T KNOW THAT ANYONE ELSE HAS DONE THIS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL STRESS THAT THIS BRINGS ON PEOPLE AND THE MENTAL HEALTH STRESS AND MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES

NO ONE IS REALLY TALKING ABOUT THIS WE'RE ALL CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMMEDIATE CRITICAL NEED, LIFE AND DEATH OF THE IMMEDIATE SITUATION WHICH IS RIGHT, BUT DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE EMOTIONAL TRAUMA PEOPLE ARE FEELING AND THE EMOTIONAL HEALTH ISSUES WE ASK FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO VOLUNTARILY SIGN UP TO PROVIDE ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES 6,000 MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AGREED TO VOLUNTEER TO PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED IT HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT

AND THE HOTLINE 1-844-863-9314, YOU CAN CALL THAT HOTLINE, SCHEDULEN A APPOINTMENT WITH A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TOTALLY FREE TO TALK TO THEM WHAT STRESS YOU'RE FEELING AND AGAIN GOD BLESS THE 6,000 MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE DOING THIS FREE AND THE I'M SURE IN THEIR NORMAL PRACTICE THEY ARE BUSY SO THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY STEP BY THEMTHE I'M SURE IN THEIR N PRACTICE THEY ARE BUSY

SO THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY STEP BY THEM I SPOKE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP SEVERAL TIMES, LAST NIGHT, I NO WITH HIM THIS MORNING I'VE SPOKEN TO PEOPLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHO ARE HANDLING THESE OPERATIONS I'VE SPOKEN WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT I'VE SPOKEN WITH JARED KUSHNER WHO IS A NEW YORKER, HE KNOWS NEW YORK

AND HE IS WORKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND HE'S BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY HELPFUL ON ALL OF THESE SITUATIONS WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON IS A COMMON CHALLENGE NO ONE HAS THESE VENTILATORS AND NO ONE EVER ANTICIPATED A SITUATION WHERE YOU WOULD NEED THIS NUMBER OF VENTILATORS TO DEAL WITH THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES SO WE HAVE PURCHASED EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE PURCHASED WE'RE NOW IN A SITUATION THAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACCELERATE PRODUCTION OF THESE VENTILATORS AND VENTILATOR IS A COMPLICATED PIECE OF EQUIPMENT

THE PRESIDENT AND HIS TEAM I THINK ARE USING THE DPA WELL BECAUSE IT IS BASICALLY A — IT IS A LEVERAGE TOOL WHEN DEALING WITH PRIVATE COMPANIES, RIGHT? WE NEED YOUR HELP WE CAN DEMAND YOUR HELP OR YOU COULD AGREE TO HELP AND WE NEED YOU TO STEP UP AND INCREASE PRODUCTION EVEN WITH THAT, THERE IS A RAMP UP TIME FOR A COMPANY TO PUT TOGETHER THE SUPPLY CHAIN, PUT TOGETHER THE WORKFORCE, AND GET THESE THINGS UP AND RUNNING SO FORD YOU HEAR WILL HELP, GENERAL MOTORS WILL HELP

THE PROBLEM IS OUR TIME LINE IS SO SHORT, WE'RE LOOKING AT AN APEX 21 DAYS IN THAT RANGE TO GET VENTILATORS AND THESE BUSINESS CONSORTIUMS PUT TOGETHER, SUPPLY CHAINS, DELIVERIES, RAMPED UP IS AN EXTRAORDINARILY DIFFICULT TASK AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT OUR TEAM IS WORKING ON WITH THE WHITE HOUSE TEAM AND I WANT TO THANK THE PRESIDENT FOR HIS COOPERATION AND HIS TEAM FOR THEIR COOPERATION WE'RE GETTING VERY CREATIVE, WE'RE TALKING TO COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD AS WELL AS NEW COMPANIES THAT COULD DO PRODUCTION WE'RE ALSO TALKING TO THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT ANOTHER CONCEPT

NEW YORK HAS THE GREATEST NEED IN TERMS OF NUMBERS NEW YORK ALSO HAS THE MOST CRITICAL NEED IN TERMS OF TIMING RIGHT? WE TALK ABOUT OUR APEX, WE TALK ABOUT THAT CURVE DIFFERENT REGIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE GOING TO HAVE DIFFERENT CURVES WE ARE IN SOME WAYS FIRST

OUR CASE NUMBERS WENT UP FIRST OUR TRAJECTORY IS FIRST BY A LONG SHOT DIFFERENT REGIONS WILL HAVE THEIR CURVE AT DIFFERENT TIMES WHAT I SAID TO THE PRESIDENT AND HIS TEAM WAS, LOOK, RATHER THAN SAYING WE HAVE TO PROVIDE EQUIPMENT FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY AT ONE TIME, LET'S TALK ABOUT ADDRESSING THE CRITICAL NEED IN THAT HOT SPOT, ONCE THAT HOT SPOT TURNS, BECAUSE YOU HAVE AN APEX AND THEN YOU HAVE A CURVE, AND THE CURVE IS RELATIVELY SHORT, ONCE YOU ADDRESS THAT HOT SPOT WITH THAT INTENSITY, INTENSE EQUIPMENT, INTENSE PERSONNEL, THEN SHIFT TO THE NEXT HOT SPOT

AND HAVE MORE OF A ROLLING DEPLOYMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAN A STATIC DEPLOYMENT, RIGHT? I WAS IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AT HUD, I WORKED ON DOZENS OF DISASTERS YOU DEAL WITH A DISASTER IN FRONT OF YOU AT THAT TIME AND THEN YOU MOVE ON TO THE NEXT DISASTER AND I THINK THAT ROLLING DEPLOYMENT COULD WORK HERE AND ON BEHALF OF NEW YORK, INDEPENDENT WE WILL BE 100% HELPFUL WE NEED HELP FROM THE ENTIRE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW WE NEED RESOURCES FROM THE ENTIRE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW

AND BECAUSE OUR APEX IS FIRST AND OUR NUMBERS ARE HIGHEST BUT THE APEX HIGH POINT WILL BE SEQUENTIAL ACROSS THE COUNTRY SO I SAID TO THE WHITE HOUSE SEND US THE EQUIPMENT THAT WE NEED, SEND US THE PERSONNEL AS SOON AS WE GET PAST OUR CRITICAL MOMENT, WE WILL REDEPLOY THAT EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL TO THE NEXT HOT SPOT AND I WILL PERSONALLY GUARANTEE IT AND PERSONALLY MANAGE IT

SO IF YOU SEND US 15,000 VENTILATORS AND THEN AFTER OUR CURVE LOS ANGELES NEEDS 15,000 VENTILATORS, WE CAN TAKE THE EQUIPMENT FROM HERE, WE CAN TAKE THE PERSON THEM FROM HERE, WE CAN TAKE THE LESSONS FROM HERE, WE GO FIRST, WE'LL LEARN THINGS THAT NOBODY ELSE HAS LEARNED BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE THE FIRST ONE THROUGH THE CHUTE AND I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL BRING THAT EQUIPMENT, WE WILL BRING THAT PERSONNEL, WE'LL BRING THAT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE NEXT HOT SPOT I SAID TO THE PRESIDENT, I'LL BE PART OF GOING TO THE NEXT HOT SPOT WITH OUR TEAM WE'RE ASKING THE COUNTRY TO HELP US

WE WILL RETURN THE FAVOR AND WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER AND WE'RE ASKING FOR THEIR HELP AND THEIR CONSIDERATION AND WE WILL REPAY IT WITH DIVIDENDS THE SENATE IS ALSO CONSIDERING A $2 TRILLION BILL WHICH IS QUOTE/UNQUOTE RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES, INDIVIDUALS AND GOVERNMENTS IT WOULD REALLY BE TERRIBLE FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK

THE $2 TRILLION BILL, WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT? IT MEANS $38 BILLION $38 BILLION SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF MONEY THE BUDGET DIRECTOR CAN TALK YOU THROUGH THE NUMBERS

BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT A REVENUE SHORTFALL OF $9 BILLION, $10 BILLION, $15 BILLION THIS RESPONSE TO THIS VIRUS HAS PROBABLY ALREADY COST US $1 BILLION, IT WILL PROBABLY COST US SEVERAL BILLION DOLLARS WHEN WE'RE DONE NEW YORK CITY ONLY GETS $13 BILLION FROM THIS PACKAGE THAT IS A DROP IN THE BUCKET

I SPOKE TO OUR HOUSE DELEGATION, CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, THIS MORNING I SAID TO THEM THIS DOESN'T DO IT YOU KNOW, I UNDERSTAND THE SENATE THEORY AND THE REPUBLICAN THEORY, BUT WE NEED THE HOUSE TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND THE HOUSE BILL THAT WENT OVER, NEW YORK STATE GOT $17 BILLION IN THE SENATE BILL, WE GET $3

8 BILLION AND, WELL, YOU JUST — BIG SPENDING WE'RE NOT A BIG SPENDING STATE I CUT TAXES EVERY YEAR I HAVE THE LOWEST GROWTH RATE OF THE STATE BUDGET IN MODERN POLITICAL HISTORY

OKAY? SO WE ARE FRUGAL AND WE ARE EFFICIENT I'M TELLING YOU, THESE NUMBERS DON'T WORK AND I TOLD THE HOUSE MEMBERS THAT WE REALLY NEED THEIR HELP IN TERMS OF NUMBERS, TOTAL TESTED, WE'RE UP TO 103,000 PEOPLE NEW TESTS WE'RE UP TO 12,000 AS OF YESTERDAY, ABOUT 28% OF ALL TESTING NATIONWIDE HAS BEEN PERFORMED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK

STATE OF NEW YORK IS DOING MORE TESTING THAN ANY STATE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND I'M VERY PROUD OF THE TEAM ON HOW WE'VE MOBILIZED AND GOTTEN THIS TESTING UP AND RUNNING PEOPLE ASK HOW DOES THE TESTING WORK ANY HOSPITAL IN THE STATE CAN PERFORM TESTING YOU CAN WALK INTO A HOSPITAL IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK IF YOU SHOW THE SYMPTOMS AND MEET THE PROTOCOL, YOU CAN BE TESTED

STRATEGICALLY, WE DEPLOY TESTING IN THE MOST DENSE AREAS, WHERE WE'VE SET UP THE DRIVE-THRUS AND ET CETERA WHY? BECAUSE WE'RE HUNTING POSITIVES WE'RE HUNTING POSITIVES SO WE CAN ISOLATE THEM AND REDUCE THE SPREAD YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET POSITIVES IN A HIGH POSITIVE AREA, RIGHT? SET UP A DRIVE-THRU IN THE BRONX VERSUS A DRIVE-THRU IN CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, YOU WILL GET MORE POSITIVES IN THE BRONX AND THAT IS WHAT WE WANT

BUT ANYONE ANYWHERE IN THE STATE, IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, YOU ARE CONCERNED, YOU CAN WALK INTO ANY HOSPITAL AND THAT HOSPITAL CAN GET A TEST PERFORMED NUMBER OF POSITIVE CASES, WE'RE UP TO 30,000 NUMBER OF NEW CASES, 5,000 AGAIN YOU SEE THE NUMBERS 13,000 — SORRY, 17,000 NEW YORK CITY

4,000 WESTCHESTER, 3,000 IN NASSAU COUNTY RELATIVELY WESTCHESTER WE HAVE DRAMATICALLY SLOWED WHAT WAS AN EXPONENTIAL INCREASE SO AGAIN ON THE GOOD NEWS SIDE, CAN YOU SLOW THE RATE OF INFECTION YES HOW DO YOU KNOW? LOOK AT WHAT WE DID IN WESTCHESTER

THAT WAS THE HOTTEST CLUSTER IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WE CLOSED THE SCHOOLS, WE CLOSED GATHERINGS WE BROUGHT IN TESTING AND WE HAVE DRAMATICALLY SLOWED THE INCREASE NASSAU COUNTY IS 3,000

THEY ARE RELATIVELY RIGHT BEHIND WESTCHESTER AT LIKE ZERO WHEN WESTCHESTER HAD STARTED SO WE CAN SLOW IT AND WE HAVE SLOWED IT AGAIN, YOU SEE IT SPREADING ACROSS THE STATE WHICH WE SAID IT WOULD CURRENT NUMBERS, 30,000 TESTED POSITIVE

12% OF THOSE WHO TEST POSITIVE ARE HOSPITALIZED 3% OF THE POSITIVES ARE IN ICU OKAY? THIS IS DEEP BREATH TIME AGAIN I'M ANXIOUS, I'M NERVOUS, WHAT DOES IT MEAN? 30,000 TESTED POSITIVE 12% ARE IN THE HOSPITAL

3% ARE IN ICU IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE 3%, THEY ARE PRE-DOMINANTLY SENIOR CITIZENS, PEOPLE WITH UNDERLINING ILLNESSES, PEOPLE WITH EMPHYSEMA, PEOPLE WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM THAT IS WHAT ALL THIS IS ABOUT ALL THE NOISE, ALL THE ENERGY, IT IS ABOUT THAT 3% TAKE A DEEP BREATH

NOW, THAT 3%, THAT IS MY MOTHER, THAT IS YOUR MOTHER, THAT IS YOUR SISTER, THESE ARE PEOPLE WE LOVE, THESE ARE OUR GRANDPARENTS AND WE'LL DO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO PROTECT EVERY ONE OF THEM AND I GIVE THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK MY WORD THAT WE'RE DOING IT BUT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 3% OF THE PEOPLE WHO TESTED POSITIVE WHO WE'RE WORRYING ABOUT MOST IMPACTED STATES, WE'RE AT 30,000 NEXT CLOSEST STATE IS NEW JERSEY AT 3

CALIFORNIA 2 THIS IS A REALLY DRAMATIC DIFFERENTIAL AND THIS IS WHAT I ORGANIZED TO ANYONE WHO WILL LISTEN WE HAVE TEN TIMES THE PROBLEM AS NEW JERSEY YOU CAN COMPARE US TO CALIFORNIA WHICH IS LARGER IN TERMS OF POPULATION

WE HAVE 15 TIMES THE PROBLEM NOW, YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF WHY WHY DOES NEW YORK HAVE SUCH A HIGH NUMBER AND AGAIN IN THE TOTALITY, WE UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS BUT WHY DOES NEW YORK HAVE SUCH A HIGH NUMBER? AND THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION

I LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT I SEPARATE FACTS FROM PERSONAL OPINION THE FACTS I GIVE YOU ARE THE BEST FACTS I HAVE AND AGAIN THE DATA CHANGES DAY TO DAY BUT I GIVE YOU EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS PERSONAL OPINION, WHY DOES NEW YORK HAVE SO MANY MORE CASES THAN ANY OTHER STATE? HOW CAN IT BE? YOU'RE 15 TIMES THE NUMBER OF CALIFORNIA I MEAN, REALLY IS BREATHTAKING WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT

MASSACHUSETTS WITH 30 TIMES THE NUMBER OF CASES SO WHY IS THE QUESTION THAT PEOPLE ASK ME TWO ANSWERS ANSWER ONE IS BECAUSE WE WELCOME PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING HERE, WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO CAME HERE FROM CHINA, WHO CAME HERE FROM ITALY, WHO CAME HERE FROM COUNTRIES ALL AROUND THE GLOBE

WE HAVE INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS WHO WERE IN CHINA AND WHO WERE IN ITALY AND WHO WERE IN KOREA AND WHO CAME HERE AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THE VIRUS WAS HERE MUCH EARLIER IN AN WE EVEN KNOW AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THE VIRUS WAS HERE MUCH EARLIER THAN IT WAS IN ANY OTHER STATE BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE COME HERE FIRST

THAT IS THE FIRST ANSWER THE SECOND ANSWER IS BECAUSE WE ARE CLOSE BECAUSE WE ARE CLOSE WE TALK ABOUT THE VIRUS AND HOW IT TRANSFERS IN A DENSE AREA IT IS LITERALLY BECAUSE WE ARE CLOSE

BECAUSE WE LIVE CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER BECAUSE WE'RE CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER ON THE STREETS BECAUSE WE LIVE IN CLOSE COMMUNITIES BECAUSE WE'RE CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER ON THE BUS WE'RE CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER IN THE RESTAURANT

WE'RE CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER IN THE MOVIE THEATER AND WE HAVE ONE OF THE MOST DENSE CLOSE ENVIRONMENTS IN THE COUNTRY AND THAT IS WHY THE VIRUS COMMUNICATED THE WAY IT DID OUR CLOSENESS MAKES US VULNERABLE OUR CLOSENESS MAKES US VULNERABLE

THAT SPACIAL CLOSENESS MAKES US VULNERABLE BUT IT IS TRUE THAT YOUR GREATEST WEAKNESS IS ALSO YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH AND OUR CLOSENESS IS WHAT MAKES US WHO WE ARE THAT IS WHAT NEW YORK IS OUR CLOSENESS IS WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL

OUR ACCEPTANCE, OUR OPENNESS, IS WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL IT IS WHAT MAKES US FEEL SO CONNECTED ONE TO ANOTHER IT IS WHAT MAKES US SO ACCEPTING OF ONE ANOTHER IT IS THE CLOSENESS THAT MAKES US THE HUMAN BEINGS THAT WE ARE THE CLOSENESS IS THAT NEW YORK HUMANITY THAT I THINK EXISTS NOWHERE ELSE

THE CLOSENESS IS WHAT MAKES OUR SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND THERE IS A GENTLEMAN WHO I STILL LOOK TO FOR GUIDANCE AND LEADERSHIP AND INSPIRATION HE IS NOT HERE ANYMORE FOR YOU HE IS STILL HERE FOR ME

BUT HE SAID THINGS MORE PROFOUND AND MORE BEAUTIFULLY THAN MOST OTHER PEOPLE EVER HAVE AND ONE OF THE THINGS HE SAID THAT IS SO APPROPRIATE FOR TODAY, WE BELIEVE IN A SINGLE FUNDAMENTAL IDEA THAT DESCRIBES BETTER THAN MOST TEXTBOOKS IN ANY SPEECH THAT I COULD WRITE WHAT A PROPER GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE THE IDEA OF FAMILY, MUTUALITY, THE SHARING OF BENEFITS AND BURDENS FOR THE GOOD OF ALL FEELING ONE ANOTHER'S PAIN SHARING ONE ANOTHER'S BLESSINGS

REASONABLY, HONESTLY, FAIRLY WITHOUT RESPECT TO RACE OR SEX OR GEOGRAPHY OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION THAT IS NEW YORK IT IS THAT CLOSENESS, THAT CONCEPT OF FAMILY, OF COMMUNITY THAT IS WHAT MAKES NEW YORK NEW YORK AND THAT IS WHAT MADE US VULNERABLE HERE

BUT IT IS ALSO THAT CLOSENESS AND THAT CONNECTION AND THAT HUMANITY AND THAT SHARING THAT IS OUR GREATEST STRENGTH AND THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO OVERCOME AT THE END OF THE DAY I PROMISE YOU THAT I CAN SEE HOW NEW YORKERERS ARE RESPONDING I CAN SEE HOW NEW YORKERS ARE TREATING ONE ANOTHER

I SEE THE 6,000 MENTAL HEALTH VOLUNTEERS I SEE THE 40,000 HEALTH CARE WORKERS STEPPING UP SIGH THE VENDORS CALLING ME SAYING I CAN HELP THAT IS NEW YORK THAT IS NEW YORK

AND THAT MY FRIENDS IS IN-DEFEATABLE AND I'M GLAD IN SOME WAYS THAT WE'RE FIRST WITH THIS SITUATION BECAUSE WE WILL OVERCOME AND WE WILL SHOW THE OTHER COMMUNITIES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY HOW TO DO IT WE'LL BE THERE FOR THEM WE WANT THEM TO BE THERE FOR US

AND WE WILL BE THERE FOR EACH OTHER AS WE ALWAYS HAVE BEEN ANY QUESTIONS? >> HOW DOES THE STATE DECIDE WHO IS PRIORITY WHEN IT COMES TO VENTILATORS? >> WE HAVE NO ANTICIPATION OF HAVING TO PRIORITIZE VENTILATOR USAGE OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE A VENTILATOR FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS ONE >> YOU SHOWED US NUMBERS THAT SHOW THAT YOU ARE OPTIMISTICALLY AT 15,000 AND YOU STATED YOU NEED 40,000 SO SOME NITTY-GRITTY QUESTIONS, WHERE ARE THOSE VENTILATORS THAT HAVE COME IN FROM FEMA GOING

DID YOU GET ANY COMMITMENTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE THAT THEY WILL SEND MORE THAN THE 4,000 THAT THEY HAVE COMMITTED ALREADY? AND WHAT IS THE PLAN TO REACH THAT NUMBER THE SAME WAY YOU INCREASED HOSPITAL BEDS? >> THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION FIRST THE VENTILATORS WE'RE COMING IN WE'LL PUT IN THE STOCKPILE AND WE'LL DEPLOY FROM THE STOCKPILE AS WE NEED THEM LITERALLY DEPLOY ON A NEED BASIS, RIGHT? SO IF ONE HOSPITAL CALLS UP AND SAYS WE'RE OVERWHELMING, WE'LL BE IN A POSITION TO DEPLOY THE INCREASE OF THE BEDS IS WITHIN OUR CONTROL, RIGHT? THERE ARE BEDS IN THIS STATE THEY ARE NOT HOSPITAL BEDS AND YOU HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO CONVERT THEM TO HOSPITAL BEDS AND YOU HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET ACCESS TO THEM, BUT WE HAVE BEDS

SO THAT IS A LOGISTICAL OPERATIONAL CHALLENGE, HOW DO YOU TURN A DORM ROOM INTO A HOSPITAL BED HOW DO WE BUILD A HOSPITAL IN JAVITS CENTER THE VENTILATORS ARE DIFFERENT WE DON'T HAVE THEM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES NOT HAVE THEM EITHER

NO ONE HAS THE STOCKPILE OF THESE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS TO ACQUIRE THEM THE SAME WAY WE HAVE TO ACQUIRE THEM I'M WORKING WITH THE WHITE HOUSE IN CREATIVE WAYS TO ACQUIRE THEM, GETTING COMPANIES TO RAMP UP, GETTING COMPANIES TO RETROFIT OTHER MACHINES, THIS ROLLING DEPLOYMENT METHODOLOGY, BUT NOBODY HAS THEM THERE IS NO MEDICAL STOCKPILE IN WASHINGTON THAT MAGICALLY CAN MAKE THEM APPEAR >> THERE WAS A REPORT IN 2015 WHERE THE STATE SUGGESTED OR A TASK FORCE SUGGESTED MAYBE NEW YORK SHOULD INCREASE ITS STOCKPILE

ANY REASON THAT THAT WASN'T DONE? >> JIMMY, THAT IS NOT THE FACT AND YOU KNOW IT READ THE FACT CHECKERS ON IT THERE WAS AN ADVISORY COMMISSION CALLED LIFE AND THE LAW THAT HAD A CHART IN 2015 THAT SAID IF YOU HAD THE 1918 SPANISH FLU PANDEMIC, YOU MAY NEED X NUMBER OF VENTILATORS THERE IS NO STATE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT BOUGHT VENTILAORS FOR THE SPANISH FLU PANDEMIC THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID NOT BUY VENTILATORS FOR THE 1918 SPANISH FLU PANDEMIC

NOBODY IN THE WORLD BOUGHT VENTILATORS IN PREPARATION FOR A 1918 SPANISH FLU PANDEMIC >> THE NUMBER OF CASES THAT YOU ARE REPORT, HOW MANY HAVE RESOLVED? FOR EXAMPLE THE WOMAN WHO CAME FROM IRAN, IS SHE CLEAR NOW AND ARE YOU STILL REPORTING CASES EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE RESOLVED? >> SHORT ANSWER IS YES DO YOU KNOW, DR ZUCKER, THE NUMBER WHO HAVE RESOLVED? >> WE HAVE HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE LEFT THE HOSPITAL AND THOSE INDIVIDUALS HAVE RESOLVED AND THERE ARE MANY OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO NEVER EVEN CAME INTO THE HOSPITAL AND WE CAN TRY TO GET YOU AN EXACT NUMBER ON THAT >> BUT YOU ARE CHANGING THE CRITERIA AND COUNTY TELLING US THAT IF THE RULES ARE CLEAR, THEY HAVE CHANGED — >> RIGHT

>> YOU CAN TALK ABOUT WHAT WAS BEHIND THAT? >> WELL, WE'RE FOLLOWING THE CDC GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS THAT AFTER SEVEN DAYS, IF YOU WERE POSITIVE AND AFTER SEVEN DAYS OF BEING POSITIVE AND AS LONG AS YOU ARE MORE THAN 72 HOURS WITHOUT SYMPTOMS, THEN YOU CAN GO BACK TO HOME >> AND THIS IS THE BEST DATA, OKAY? THAT IS JOHNS HOPKINS IT IS EVERY CASE SINCE CHINA 435,000 19,000 DEATHS AND AGAIN, AND I WILL BET YOU DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS, YOU LOOK AT THOSE 19,000, SENIOR CITIZENS, COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM, ET CETERA

RECOVERIES, 100,000 RIGHT? ROUGHLY 25% PENDING 300,000 BUT YES, THE RECOVERIES ARE RECOVERIES YOU GET IT — PEOPLE I KNOW, THEY STAY HOME FOR TWO WEEKS, AND THEY THEN TEST NEGATIVE

YOU CAN TEST NEGATIVE IN TWO WEEKS, IN THREE WEEKS, YOU CAN TEST NEGATIVE IN ONE WEEK AFTER YOU HAVE IT THAT IS GOING TO BE THE VAST OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF PEOPLE THE BIGGEST NUMBER WHEN THIS IS DONE AND WE CAN ACTUALLY GO BACK AND TEST, THE BIGGEST NUMBER IS GOING TO BE PEOPLE WHO HAD IT WHO RESOLVED WHO NEVER KNEW THEY HAD IT >> WE CAN CREATE MORE ICU BEDS WITH VENTILATORS IN HOUSE SO WE HAVE 14,000 VENTILATORS

IF WE HAD TO TODAY WE COULD CREATE 14,000 VENTILATED BEDS IF WE WERE BUMPING UP AGAINST CAPACITY, CORRECT? >> CORRECT THAT IS THE TERM ICU BEDS IN F$!,dOI LIVING IN RIGHT NOW IS DIFFERENT SO A RECOVERY ROOM WITH A VENTILATOR IS AN ICU BED SO THAT'S JUST THE EXACT NUMBERS BUT WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION AS WELL >> THE STATE ONLY HAS DO WE HAVE PLANS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER? BOUT 1

2 MILLION ADDITIONAL HEALTH CARE WORKERS TO COME TO NEW YORK STATE AND YOU'LL SEE MANY OF THESE NUMBERS PRESENTED TODAY INCREASE EXPONENTIALLY AS THE CALLS ARE GOING OUT IT'S NOT JUST IN STATE WE ALSO ASKED FOR OUT OF STATE RETIREES AND HAD HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND ARRANGING FOR THEM TO COME IN THIS AREA >> THERE WAS RESPIRATORY AREAS >> JUST TO PIGGY BACK ON THAT QUESTION

>> ARE YOU SEEING REPORTS AND ALREADY REACTING TO THOSE? >> I'M REACTING TO THOSE NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE AND THE NUMBER OF ICU BEDS WITH VENTILATORS THAT'S ONE NUMBER IF YOU BRING THE VENTILATORS WE HAVE IN HAND AND ADD THOSE TO BEDS THAT NUMBER GOES UP WE CAN MOVE THEM ON

>> AND STOCK PILE STOCK PILED HERE THERE'S MULTIPLE STOCK PILES WHICH WE DID SO WE HAD MULTIPLE STOCK PILES WE HAD THESE PLACED IN MULTIPLE STOCK PILES

WE HAD TO GO TO THE CITY WE HAVE A STOCK PILE IN LONG ISLANDíp($oH#&W■ AND STOCK PILE IT IN ALBANY AND STOCK PILE IN MY BASEMENT >> RULING THAT OUT >> WE HAD THE ICU

WE HAD THE VENTILATORS IN THE STOCK PILES WE HAVE NOT BROUGHT THEM TO THE HOSPITAL WE DON'T HAVE A HOSPITAL CALLED UP THAT SAID I NEED A VENTILATED BED >> BEING DEPLOYED ARE THEY BEING DEPLOYED TO THE FRONT LINES

■ PARTS OF THE HOSPITAL >> YOU CAN CORRECT ME I DON'T BELIEVE THEY'RE BEING DEPLOYED YET AND THEY RESERVE TWO PURPOSES YOU NEED STAFF FOR THE NEW BEDS

NOW YOU NEED STAFF TO DO THE 200 BEDS OR YOU HAVE A HOSPITAL THAT HAS A SEVERE SHORTAGE OF WORKERS BECAUSE OF HOURS AND SICKNESS BUT JIM, I DON'T BELIEVE WE'RE NOW DEPLOYING RESERVES >> THAT'S CORRECT >> SHOULD PATIENTS BE CONCERNED ABOUT REGULATION INCLUDING MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND REGULATION >> WE'RE LOOKING AT THOSE ISSUES AS WELL

THERE ARE SOME CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED AS WE MENTIONED AT PREVIOUS PRESS CONFERENCES WE SHOULD LOOK AT OUR RULES AND REGULATIONS AND ADAPT ACCORDINGLY SO WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT AS WELL I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH THE HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH — THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS MULTIPLE REGULATIONS TO RUN THE BEST HEALTH SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THOSE REGULATIONS MAKE IT THE REGULATIONS CAN SOMETIMES GET IN THE WAY OF EXPEDITION AND FACILITATION AND MOBILIZATION

SO WE SAID IN THIS CASE WE'RE GOING TO RELAX MANY OF THE REGULATIONS SO THEY CAN STAFF UP, THEY CAN INCREASE CAPACITY, YOU KNOW, YOU ASKED A HOSPITAL TO DOUBLE CAPACITY WE HAVE ALL SORTS OF SPACE REGULATIONS SO YOU NEED FLEXIBILITY FOR THEM ÑçwDO WHAT W THEM TO NG81BI DO >> I'M CONFUSED

IF I NEED TO WORK WITH NEW YORK CITY BUT REICHERS IS RUN BY NEW YORK CITY >> YOU MAY HAVE A POINT >> NEW YORK CITY IS ALREADY DOING THAT ON THEIR OWN WE TALKED TO NEW YORK CITY 77 TIMES A DAY >> 78

>> NO >> I CAN YOU NEED TO BE A CONGRESS PERSON YOU NEED TO BE A SENATOR, I HAVE COMMUNICATED WITH ALL OF THEM I UNDERSTAND THE WASHINGTON BUREAUCRACY

I WAS THERE BUT I PASSED BILLS WHEN I WAS THE SECRETARY I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS BUT I ALSO KNOW HOW HIGH THE STAKES ARE HERE YOU LOOK AT THE LOSS IN THE REVENUE, WHAT YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TO ME HOW DO YOU DO A STATE BUDGET WITH DRAMATIC LOSS IN REVENUE

HE HAS BEEN SAYING WELL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO PASS A STIMULUS PACKAGE THAT DELIVERS ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO STATE GOVERNMENTS OKAY HERE'S THE PACKAGE IT GIVES US $38 BILLION

THE HOLE IS AS HIGH AS $15 BILLION >> HOW DO YOU PLUG A $15 BILLION HOLE WITH 38 BILLION? YOU DON'T >> HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THE MENTALITY AND PHILOSOPHY THAT THE CURE IS WORSE THAN THE DISEASE AND THE SUGGESTION BY THE PRESIDENT THAT HE MIGHT WANT TO OPEN UP THE COUNTRY BY EASTER? >> LOOK, I BELIEVE IT'S PART LANGUAGE, RIGHT? >> NOBODY WILL SAY IT IS SUSTAINABLE TO KEEP THE ECONOMY CLOSED >> IT'S NOT SUSTAINABLE

WE GET THAT THAT'S 1, 2 EVERYONE AGREES I BELIEVE IN THIS STATE

WE HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO SAFE A LIFE THESE WERE VULNERABLE PEOPLE THEY HAD TO DIE SOMETIME SOON ANYWAY SO LET'S MOVE ON I DON'T BELIEVE ANY AMERICAN BELIEVES THAT

I KNOW NEW YORKERS DON'T BELIEVE THAT AND AS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK I CAN SWEAR TO YOU THAT I WILL NEVER DO THAT SO THEN YOU HAVE TWO PARALLEL THOUGHTS YOU HAVE TO GET THE ECONOMY RUNNING AND YOU HAVE TO PROTECT EVERY LIFE THAT YOU CAN I BELIEVE THERE'S A MORE REFINED STRATEGY THAN WE ARE NOW TALKING ABOUT I DON'T THINK IT IS BINARY

I DON'T THINK YOU CLOSED DOWN THE WHOLE ECONOMY AND OPEN UP THE WHOLE SOCIETY TO BUSINESS AS USUAL WE NOW HAVE LEARNED THAT THERE'S A RISK STRATIFICATION QUOTIANT YOUNGER PEOPLE HAVE LESS RISK PEOPLE THAT HAVE THE VIRUS AND RESOLVED HAVE LESS RISK START THE ECONOMY BY BRINGING IN THE YOUNGER PEOPLE THAT ARE LESS AT RISK AND START MOVING THAT MACHINE THAT WAY

START RESTARTING THE ECONOMY THAT WAY WHICH IS ALSO THE BEST PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY A YOUNG PERSON THAT IS GOING OUT TO THE PARK NOT PLAYING BASKETBALL AND THEN COMING BACKçó INTO THE HOUSE THAT IS NOT A PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY

SO THERE IS A PAST THAT REFINES THE PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY AND STARTS GROWING THE ECONOMY AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO — THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO WORK THROUGH >> DOES THAT EFFECT YOU? DO YOU KEEP IN PLACE ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN SPEED? >> THE FEDERALr DONE GUIDELINES THEY CALLED THEM GUIDELINES BECAUSE THEY ARE GUIDELINES AND THEN STATES CAN FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES STATES CAN FASHION THE GUIDELINES TO FIT THEIR SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES

THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT NEW YORK HAS A DIFFERENT AND PROBLEM THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY, RIGHT? THAT'S EVERY NUMBER THAT YOU SEE THAT'S EVERY FACT THAT YOU KNOW THERE'S NO DOUBT WE HAVE A GREATER CHALLENGE HERE IN NEW YORK THAN CITY NUMBERS AND ONE OF THE MOST INTENSE ECONOMIES AND THAT ALL HAS TO BE TAKE THAT AND I DON'T KNOW NECESSARILY IFS GOING TO WORK FOR TULSA OR SAN ANTONIO

SO WE'LL COME UP WITH A PLAN THAT WORKS FOR NEW YORK AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ISN'T SAYING WE MANDATE ANYTHING THEY'RE SAYING WE'RE OFFERING GUIDELINES >> WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE PRESIDENT'S TEAM SAYING THAT SHOULD SELF-QUARANTINE AND SECOND QUESTION WILL YOU SELF-QUARANTINE SINCE YOU WERE IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY >> THE PRESIDENT SAID ANYONE THAT TRAVELLED TO NEW YORK CITY SHOULD SELF-QUARANTINE FOR TWO WEEKS >> IN NEW YORK

>> IN NEW YORK CITY >> NO, IF YOU WERE IN NEW YORK CITY YOU MUST QUARANTINE IN NEW YORK STATE YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO BACK TO NEW YORK CITY TO QUARANTINE I'M GOING TO QUARANTINE IN NEW YORK STATE >> THAT IS A MEDICAL ADVISORY

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE IS TO KNOW WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW I DON'T KNOW MEDICINE AND I WOULD TURN TO THE DOCTOR I THINK YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THE CDC GUIDELINES AND THE CDC GUIDELINES RECOMMEND THAT YOU STAY A DISTANCEwuv AWAY SOCIAL DISTANCING AS WELL AND THIS IS BEYOND NEW YORK AS THE GOVERNOR MENTIONED >> SPENCERy] IS SAYING THAT YOU SHOULD QUARANTINE

>> THEY SHOULD SOCIAL DISTANCE THESE CASES ARE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IT'S NOT JUST NEW YORK WE'RE AT THE FOREFRONT >> IF WE DON'T GET MORE FUNDING FROM THE FEDS, I DON'T KNOW HOW WE WRITE THE BUDGET

THAT'S WHY THIS SENATE BILL IS SO TROUBLESOME I KNOW THE POLITICS OF PLAY NICE AND DON'T PUT ANY PRESSURE ON ANY OTHER ELECTED OFFICIAL, OTHERWISE THEY'LL SAY YOU HAVE SHARP/íx NOT THAT THIS WASN'T WORK IT'S A PLEASURE

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