He coronavirus has turned the sanitary system of NY. Until now, hospitals they competed for patients, because that meant income. Today, on the contrary, they are trying to stop the influx of those infected by the Covid-19 in fear of collapse. The governor Andrew Cuomo He said Thursday that the state has respirators for six before running out of provisions in view of the average number of arrivals that are taking place.
The pieces in reserve amount to 2,200 and are distributed around 350 daily. “This is a determining equation, 2,200 disappear very quickly,” he stressed. “If a person comes, he needs a fan and you don't have it, that person dies,” said the governor.
Cuomo hinted that they are trying to search alternatives through a contingency plan, such as the application of ventilation machines used in anesthesia, those of the type used in apnea or patients sharing the use of available ventilators. And he acknowledged that they continue to search the market, although it is becoming increasingly complex, due to the increasing competition to buy these respirators and due to the increase in prices.
He also explained that he spoke to the president Donald trump. Although he assured that he is sure that “the federal government will do what it can to help”, he was skeptical of New York to count on that collaboration from the White House given the limited room for maneuver.
“I don't think the federal government is in a position to provide respirators as the nation needs them,” he said. To some extent it is about applying the “assume you live your own life.”
Despite that positive conversation with the President, Trump released one of those tweets in which he gets rid of the problems and puts the blame on the others. In his view, the executive is making “mass deliveries” of medical supplies, including entire hospitals. If it is not enough, it is because “some have an insatiable appetite and are never satisfied (politics?). Remember, we are giving you support. ” He even attended that “the plaintiffs should have stocked and be prepared before the crisis hit us.”
As many experts agree, Trump dismissed reports warning him of the danger of a pandemic. Until this week, when he adopted a gloomy tone, the President has been underestimating gravity. Until this Sunday, his projection was to put the economy on April 12, despite the fact that his scientific advisers advised against it from the day he announced it.
Of the nearly 240,000 confirmed cases in U.S, the world leader, New York State has some 93,000 positives. There are more than 5,650 deaths nationwide, of which about 2,400 correspond to New York.
Governor Cuomo stressed that calculations on respirators may be overly optimistic if cases accelerate. The peak of infections is very wide,
held, it is very broad, from seven to 30 days. The closer they are, the more likely that hospitals will not have respirators, an essential piece to save lives.
In the event that there are not enough, the doctors will have to face a decisive question, who should they put on the ventilator and who should not. The goal of Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, mayor of the Big Apple, to save as many lives as possible will be impossible.