Friday on CNN’s New Day, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said his city will run out of ventilators for the coronavirus pandemic as early as Monday.
“I can get to Sunday, when it comes to ventilators. Monday, Tuesday, I’m not sure about yet. That’s the blunt truth, John,” De Blasio said. “I’m not sure if the nation’s largest city, after we have asked our federal government constantly, we’ve gone to every company we can find literally on earth that we could purchase from. We’re trying to create homegrown solutions, we’re trying to come up with every creative way and approach. But I don’t know after Sunday if we’re going to have what we need, and that’s just the ventilators…
“We predict by something like Monday or Tuesday, 5,000 people in our ICUs intubated, fighting for their lives, with COVID cases, that number will then grow. That’s a staggering number,” he added.
De Blasio blames this on Trump, of course, because Democrats never take responsibility, but the shortage is actually due to De Blasio’s own mismanagement.