BP LEE ON POTUS’ DOUBT ABOUT NEW YORK’S URGENT NEED FOR VENTILATORS
(March 27, 2020 at 10:59am)
QUEENS, NY – Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee stated the following in response to questions about the comment made by the President of the United States about the need for ventilators:
“Just how many deaths must we suffer for you to believe us, Mr. President?” said Borough President LEE. “Queens would like to know. Life and death is not a matter for negotiation. This is a race against time.”
“Frontline workers and medical professionals are moving mountains around the clock with extraordinary acts of heroism, using all tools and resources available to save each and every single life.”
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is currently at the center of the rapidly-developing public health crisis, and currently the top priority of the NYC Health + Hospitals system. Queens hospitals are experiencing a distressing surge of COVID-19 patients in recent days, where frontline workers and medical professionals are heroically working around the clock to save precious lives.
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