New York governor offers scathing indictment of the federal government’s continued delays and missteps
Bill De Blasio, the mayor of New York City, warned on Sunday that essential hospital supplies would be exhausted in barely more than a week, leading to the deaths of many more people.
In comments sharply critical of what he sees as a botched federal response to the escalating Coronavirus crisis, De Blasio said: “It feels like we’re on our own.”
New York governor Andrew Cuomo called on US President Donald Trump and the federal government to increase its response to the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the US.
At his daily press conference Sunday, Governor Cuomo implored the president to enact the Defense Production Act.
Mr. Trump has given mixed signals about whether his administration has actually used the law at all to spur the production of scarce and necessary items like ventilators; testing kits; and protective masks, gloves, and gowns.