Coronavirus outbreak: NY to send 400 ventilators to MA

21 Avril, 2020, 02:52 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Cyclists and pedestrians make their way through Central Park during the coronavirus pandemic Saturday

In his morning briefing Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that with the pandemic past its peak in the state, authorities are trying to figure out how gradual the descent in cases will be, the New York Times reports.

While a test can be 99 percent accurate in it specificity, meaning scientists know roughly how numerous tests were accurate as a percentage, sensitivity is more hard to nail down and that is finding which of the tests were accurate and which were not.

The head of the union representing the city's paramedics and EMTs - the emergency responders who often are the first to treat COVID-19 patients and transport them to the hospital - welcomed Cuomo's call.

"During this time, Americans must maintain strict vigilance and continue to practice careful hygiene, social distancing and the other protective measures that we have outlined", Trump said.

Its goal is to determine what percentage of the population has recovered from the virus and can return to work. "So everything is closed unless we say otherwise". "This will be the first true snapshot of what we're dealing with". Cuomo added. "Nobody knows". "Nobody", Cuomo said Monday.

The initial pilot program will launch this week at several locations across New York City in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.

This weekend, the governor announced that New Yorkers will now be able to obtain marriage licenses remotely. The Food and Drug Administration has allowed about 90 companies, many based in China, to sell tests without FDA approval in an effort to respond to the pandemic more quickly.

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"They are now taking some of their excess ventilators, which is great, and they're sending them up to Massachusetts", Trump said.

On top of that, the World Health Organization cautioned Friday that testing positive for coronavirus antibodies does not prove immunity.

"Western New York was one of the last to have confirmed cases".

The death toll of 478 was down for the sixth straight day, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 14,347.

Cuomo, who has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump's coronavirus response, will visit the White House on Tuesday afternoon, Trump said.

"And if this trend holds, we are past the high point and all indications at this point are that we are on a descent", stated the governor. The question now is, assuming we're off the plateau and we're seeing a descent, how long is that the descent and how steep is the descent, he said. "We still have to make sure we keep that beast under control".

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