Tuesday, March 31, 2020
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday acknowledged that the coronavirus is "more dangerous" than officials initially thought after more than 300 died across the state overnight. "I'm tired of being behind this virus. We've been behind this virus from day one," Cuomo said at a Tuesday press conference in Albany. "We underestimated this virus. It's more powerful, it's more dangerous than we expected."
THIS: "It's like being on Ebay with 50 other states bidding on a ventilator. How inefficient," Cuomo said, noting that he only expects to receive about 2,500 machines from China because other states, the federal government, and Italy have also placed orders from the foreign government. "And then FEMA gets involved and FEMA starts bidding. And now FEMA is bidding on top of the 50. So FEMA is driving up the price. What sense does this make?" Cuomo asked.
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