New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been complaining that the federal government is not doing enough to help his state.
He has specifically talked about a need for ventilators in New York.
But it turns out the state has more than previously mentioned.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Admits Stockpile of Thousands of Unused Ventilators
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged Friday the state did have a stockpile of unused ventilators, despite his complaints the federal government was not sending enough.
Cuomo responded to a comment from President Donald Trump on Twitter that there were thousands of ventilators in New York not being used.
“Yes, they’re in a stockpile because that’s where they are supposed to be, because we don’t need them yet,” Cuomo said. “We need them for the apex, the apex isn’t here, so we’re gathering them in a stockpile.”
Cuomo’s comments demonstrate there is not an immediate shortage in ventilators in the city, despite alarming reports.
“We don’t need them today, because we’re not at capacity today, that’s why they’re not deployed because they’re not needed,” Cuomo said.
The governor has repeatedly complained that the federal government is not sending enough ventilators to New York.
On Tuesday, Pence said that the federal government had sent 2,000 ventilators to New York and an additional 2,000 more on Wednesday.
Now is not the time for games like this.
Well, we know from Governor Cuomo’s presser yesterday that, despite the hysteria, not a single hospital has requested a ventilator from New York’s emergency stockpile of 14,000. pic.twitter.com/d15F265UV5
— Lindy R. Urso, Attorney at Law (@AttorneyUrso) March 26, 2020
@TuckerCarlson Andrew Cuomo was doing a Puerto Rico job with the ventilator stockpile
— George Sakellaris (@GSAKTECH) March 28, 2020
Lame Stream Media Fake News fk off
Crickets when Cuomo lied about ventilator shortage
blasted trump for not supplying more when he had thousands stashed in warehouse https://t.co/2b5unzo9nu
— david⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@dajomo181) March 29, 2020
Cuomo needs to step it up.