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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic.
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President Donald Trump questioned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for 30,000 to meet an expected surge of patients in the coming weeks.

"I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators," Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday. "You know, you go into major hospitals, sometimes, they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they're saying, 'Can we order 30,000 ventilators?'"

Cuomo has said he needs 30,000 ventilators "at a minimum" to meet the peak of the outbreak in his state in a couple of weeks.

New York has been at the epicenter of the crisis in the U.S. As of Friday morning, it had 39,140 confirmed coronavirus case and 461 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard.

The state has only about 4,000 ventilators, which are needed to help patients breathe as they battle a virus that attacks respiratory systems. Cuomo said the state is converting some anesthesia machines into ventilators and adding a second tube to some ventilators in a process known as "splitting."

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33 Comments on "Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press conference on coronavirus | USA TODAY"

  1. FREEZE THE RENT ALREADY!!!!!!!!

    • I thought they froze mortgage payments. I guess that doesn’t stop the landlord from wanting to pick the pockets of the renters.

    • @Mia Taranto for renters, they enacted a law that for 3 montbs, you can not be evicted for non payment, but that doesn’t mean you are not stacking up debt in rent

  2. This social distancing thing is heaven for introverts. No invading of personal space craap.

  3. What a dystopian scene.

  4. Fun Toys and and slime | March 27, 2020 at 2:10 PM | Reply

    Governor Cuomo is presidential material! Calm, caring, eloquent, educated, sharp, voice so soothing, I can listen to him talk all day. He is truly a public servant for the people, and by the people. You can feel the power of his presence, someone you want to look up to, a genuine leader… too many nice words to describe. NY is lucky to have a Governor that can act as wartime president during this crisis! Gov Andrew Cuomo is the HOPE for the nation. I do not live in NY but I will only listen to Gov Cuomo from now on. I kept wanting to type DR Cuomo, don’t know why, he looks like a Doctor too. Maybe because he gives the vibe as truly very caring and down-to-earth person . 🙏👍👏💪🌹❤️🎈🎉🎊

    • Zack TheBongRipper | March 27, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

      He is a loser. Where was cuomo in January and Feburary when Trump wanted to close air travel and the borders? cuomo had the opportunity to buy 16 thousand ventilators in 2015. He didn’t. Trump’s only and major screw-up was apeasing you liberal SCUMBAGS when you called him racist back in January. FACT. YOU and your communist overlords in filthy china are to blame for this disaster.

    • Xander Kristo | March 27, 2020 at 6:34 PM | Reply

      I think he’s been amazing during this crisis…but up until now he’s not been a good governor.

  5. Thank you, Governor Guomo for your honesty, great leadership, and unwavering support to the residents in NYS. We need a real leader who actually cares about human lives, or dollar signs and their own pockets.

    • Zack TheBongRipper | March 27, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Reply

      Where was cuomo in January and Feburary when Trump wanted to close airtravel and the borders? cuomo had the opportunity to buy 16 thousand ventilators in 2015. He didn’t. Trump’s only and major screw-up was apeasing you liberal SCUMBAGS when you called him racist. YOU and your communist overlords in filthy china are to blame for this disaster.

    • @Zack TheBongRipper
      Shut your liehole, Boris.

    • @Zack TheBongRipper I could ask you the same about your Dear Leader and his cronies. Why didn’t they do anything back in January when the first case was first reported in the U.S.? Instead, he called it as democratic hoax, said the 15 cases would be down to 0 soon, or the increased heat of spring will kill the virus like magic. Then after a highly classified briefing, those GOP senators went and dump millions of dollars in stocks while all that time telling the American public that everything is under control and will be fine. Also, nobody claims Guomo is perfect. There are certainly policies that he implemented that I don’t agree with. However, when a world health crisis arises, Guomo, along with other governors, stepped up and provided their constituents REAL leadership, instead of blowing everything off and bicker like a 4-year-old on a playground.

      Pot, meet kettle.

    • @Zack TheBongRipper Do you love that Chinese hat that your dear leader got you? I mean, that’s where they came from, right? LMFAO. Trump is the biggest snowflake and baby of all.

    • Zack TheBongRipper | March 28, 2020 at 10:37 AM | Reply

      @ManLing Kwan The president, of course, never called the virus a hoax.

      What he said at a campaign rally last week was, “Now, the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus,” and, “One of my people came up to me and said, ‘Mr. President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia.’ That didn’t work out too well. They couldn’t do it. They tried the impeachment hoax. And this is their new hoax.”

  6. . . . . .

  7. Why Biden when there’s cuomo ?

  8. M.B. Calderhead | March 27, 2020 at 7:06 PM | Reply

    How about one of Trump’s hotel?? He has lots. Is he one of the businesses that benefit from the legislation just passed??

  9. Gov. Cuomo is THE man! 🇺🇸

  10. World virus war!!!!!

  11. Sandy J Renfroe | March 27, 2020 at 7:50 PM | Reply

    One week to April 1st

  12. Janan Jennifer Platt | March 27, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

    Governor Cuomo, you make me concerned, and you give me comfort. You make me laugh, and you make me cry. I love your championing of the people. You are a bright star in this time. Thank you, sir. I look forward to watching your press conferences. Thank you for your compassionate, competent, credible leadership. Thank you. We are praying for New York! And for the Cuomo families.

    • Zack TheBongRipper | March 28, 2020 at 10:20 AM | Reply

      Where was cuomo in January and Feburary when Trump wanted to close airtravel and the borders? cuomo had the opportunity to buy 16 thousand ventilators in 2015. He didn’t. Trump’s only and major screw-up was apeasing you liberal SCUMBAGS when you called him racist back in January. FACT. YOU and your communist overlords in filthy china are to blame for this disaster.

  13. Gothic Dragon warrior Queen | March 27, 2020 at 8:02 PM | Reply

    This is really going from bad to worse, my friends!!!😧😨😰😱

  14. i feel bad for the people that end up in queens, they’ll end up with a car going through their wall😂☠️

  15. Angela Walters | March 28, 2020 at 3:01 AM | Reply

    The Truth Teller. The world needs more people like this man in politics.

    • Zack TheBongRipper | March 28, 2020 at 10:20 AM | Reply

      Where was cuomo in January and Feburary when Trump wanted to close airtravel and the borders? cuomo had the opportunity to buy 16 thousand ventilators in 2015. He didn’t. Trump’s only and major screw-up was apeasing you liberal SCUMBAGS when you called him racist back in January. FACT. YOU and your communist overlords in filthy china are to blame for this disaster.

  16. Can you tell my upstate NY accent? ….just waiting for Cuomo to speak a little toward the rest of the state 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’m not sure he knows there’s another massive part of the state.

  17. O'Ambitious One | March 28, 2020 at 8:59 AM | Reply

    Protecting the most vulnerable, Cuomo? How about the unborn?

  18. Shanon Rugebregt | March 28, 2020 at 11:20 AM | Reply

    I live in Salt Lake City Utah and I come to watch. I believe Governor Cuomo should be president he’s a damn good leader he know what he’s doing!

  19. Ashley Bishton | April 3, 2020 at 11:51 AM | Reply

    Cuomo setting the standard. Top job. Praying for you all from the UK God help us all. Here it is very very bad we must do everything we can do kill this virus pump every pound coin and dollar coin into it. Wealth before health and will all repent after at least we’ll be alive. UK is on a higher trajectory than Italy right now we have more deaths than they did at this stage of pandemic. We are just beginning this battle. We will win it’s good to be hopefull. I aim to stay in my house as long as I can to keep my mum and myself safe. Keeping everyone in my family safe that is our protocol here in my house. No one leaves and no one comes in. Virus will not hit us here and we will be the last ones. I don’t think we will defeat this virus you know. We’re all using everything we have got.

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