Trump Sending 2.7% of Requested Ventilators to New York City Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – Fox News

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NYC mayor: It's time to make adjustments we never imagined for the health of everyone New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gives update on coronavirus response.

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By Brooke Singman

Donald Trump said Tuesday the federal government plans to send 400 ventilators to New York City, with more equipment on the way.

The shipment represents a fraction of the 15,000 ventilators Mayor Bill de Blasio called for last week as the city and state become the epicenter of coronavirus in the United States. De Blasio repeatedly has sounded the alarm on the shortage of ventilators in New York City hospitals, as many COVID-19 patients need the machines to help them breathe.


De Blasio has also sought millions of N-95 masks and more Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for …