"Our closeness makes us vulnerable", said Governor Cuomo, who has emerged as a leading national voice on the coronavirus. New York, the state with by far the most infections and deaths, was given such status last weekend as well as California and Washington state.
Docks and marinas were closed to avoid a repeat of the beach parties splashed across the news last weekend.
"You heard yesterday about drugs being out there", Fauci said, but later added that the drug "hasn't been definitively proven to work".
"I'm not blaming him or anything else, but he shouldn't be talking about us", Trump said.
Cuomo noted that as of Tuesday, New York had conducted approximately 28 percent off all tests for COVID-19 nationwide, which accounts for the inflated numbers.
The percentage of patients requiring hospital care decreased down to 12 percent of the overall cases, with 3 percent of those in intensive care units.
"New York City only gets $1.3 billion from this package - that is a drop in the bucket as to need", Cuomo said.
"That's a big deal", Cuomo said of the progress on staffing.
"The apex is higher than we thought and the apex is sooner than we thought". That is a bad combination of facts.
"We don't want that to be another seeding point for the rest of the country, wherever they go".
"New York is definitely a hot spot, there's no question about it", President Donald Trump said Tuesday evening. The state was able to find just 7,000 ventilators after "scouring the globe".
Even before states began adopting those measures last week, the pandemic had virtually paralysed parts of the USA economy and upended daily life as schools and colleges closed and workplaces shuttered voluntarily or under local government orders. "Not to exercise that power is inexplicable to me".
"That humanity and that sharing that is our greatest strength, and that is what is going to overcome at the end of the day", the governor said. What are we going to do with 400 ventilators when we need 30,000 ventilators? The report was recently resurfaced by Betsy McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor of New York and supporter of Trump since 2016, who wrote an op-ed about it in the New York Post.
The United States, with over 55,000 confirmed cases, has the third-highest number globally, behind China and Italy, and about half of them are in NY, the epicenter of the USA outbreak. "It's just a matter of time". "Nobody in the world bought ventilators in preparation for a 1918 Spanish flu pandemic", Cuomo said. "They can't blame us for that", he said again in the interview. "Right now, and for the foreseeable future, we have a supply".
Only the federal government can handle a problem of the magnitude seen in the city, he added. "Today, no hospital, no nurse, no doctor can say, legitimately 'I don't have protective equipment, '" he said.
Coronavirus patients are not the only ones who would be impacted by a breakdown in the hospital system. "We have the highest and the fastest rate of infection". All the folks with cancer, heart disease. "We're doing our best to keep our students engaged in learning, monitor and enrich our own kids' learning, while maintaining our own sanity during this challenging time".
The warnings appear to have gotten the administration's attention. Even if the companies are willing to help with production, it would take weeks, if not months, to set up the necessary equipment.
New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, has said officials are seeing very early signs that physical distancing may be starting to slow the spread of coronavirus in his state, but cautioned that the number of cases is still rising significantly and hospitals would soon be overwhelmed. "It does us no good if they start to create a ventilator in three weeks, or four weeks or five weeks".