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UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE SURGE IS GOING TO BE IN OUR CITY.

GOING TO BE IN OUR CITY. >> TELL ME ABOUT ON THE

>> TELL ME ABOUT ON THE EQUIPMENT FRONT.

EQUIPMENT FRONT. HOW MUCH OF THIS IS ON YOUR

HOW MUCH OF THIS IS ON YOUR PLATE IN TRYING TO MAKE SURE

PLATE IN TRYING TO MAKE SURE THERES ENOUGH PERSONAL

THERES ENOUGH PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND VENTILATORS VERSUS THE GOVERNOR

VENTILATORS VERSUS THE GOVERNOR VERSUS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

VERSUS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. AND I GUESS MY QUESTION IS IF

AND I GUESS MY QUESTION IS IF YOU INVENTORY YOUR CAPACITY, YOU

YOU INVENTORY YOUR CAPACITY, YOU GO TO THE DPOFRGOVERNOR AND SAY,

GO TO THE DPOFRGOVERNOR AND SAY, NEED "X," "Y," AND Z, CAN YOU GO

NEED "X," "Y," AND Z, CAN YOU GO TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, I

TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, I GUESS IM TRYING TO UNDERSTAND

GUESS IM TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW MAYORS LIKE YOU ARE SUPPOSED

HOW MAYORS LIKE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO NAVIGATE THIS BUREAUCRACY.

TO NAVIGATE THIS BUREAUCRACY. >> WELL, LOOK, THE REALITY IS

>> WELL, LOOK, THE REALITY IS WERE NOT GOING TO GET THE KIND

WERE NOT GOING TO GET THE KIND OF HELP FROM THE FEDERAL

OF HELP FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT I THINK ALL OF

GOVERNMENT THAT I THINK ALL OF US NEED.

US NEED. YOUVE BEEN WATCHING AND SEEING

YOUVE BEEN WATCHING AND SEEING GOVERNOR CUOMO EVERY SINGLE DAY,

GOVERNOR CUOMO EVERY SINGLE DAY, MAYOR DE BLASIO.

MAYOR DE BLASIO. NEW YORK IS THE EPICENTER OF

NEW YORK IS THE EPICENTER OF THIS VIRUS IN OUR COUNTRY, AND

THIS VIRUS IN OUR COUNTRY, AND THEYRE NOT GETTING THE SUPPORT

THEYRE NOT GETTING THE SUPPORT THAT THEY NEED.

THAT THEY NEED. IT WAS VERY CLEAR TO ME IN EARLY

IT WAS VERY CLEAR TO ME IN EARLY DISCUSSIONS BACK IN JANUARY THAT

DISCUSSIONS BACK IN JANUARY THAT WE WERE NOT GOING TO GET THE

WE WERE NOT GOING TO GET THE KIND OF SUPPORT FROM THE FEDERAL

KIND OF SUPPORT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EVEN AT THAT POINT

GOVERNMENT EVEN AT THAT POINT WHERE THE SURGE HADNT HAPPENED.

WHERE THE SURGE HADNT HAPPENED. SO WE LUCKILY PREPARE FOR THESE

SO WE LUCKILY PREPARE FOR THESE KIND OF CIRCUMSTANCES ALL YEAR

KIND OF CIRCUMSTANCES ALL YEAR LONG.

LONG. WE ARE OKAY WITH THE NUMBERS

WE ARE OKAY WITH THE NUMBERS THAT WERE SEEING RIGHT NOW.

THAT WERE SEEING RIGHT NOW. BUT IF WE GET ANYWHERE CLOSE TO

BUT IF WE GET ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO, THE

THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO, THE MODELING THAT WEVE SEEN, ALL OF

MODELING THAT WEVE SEEN, ALL OF US ARE GOING TO BE IN TROUBLE.

US ARE GOING TO BE IN TROUBLE. THE FEDERAL POST NEEDGOVERNMENT

THE FEDERAL POST NEEDGOVERNMENT STEP UP.

STEP UP. IM GLAD THAT JUST TODAY THE

IM GLAD THAT JUST TODAY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS COMMISSIONED GM IN THEIR JOINT

COMMISSIONED GM IN THEIR JOINT VENTURE TO BUILD NEW

VENTURE TO BUILD NEW VENTILATORS, BUT THATS

VENTILATORS, BUT THATS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AND REALLY

ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AND REALLY SHOULD HAVE COME ONLINE WEEKS

SHOULD HAVE COME ONLINE WEEKS AGO.

AGO. A PROCESS FOR THE FEDERAL

A PROCESS FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SEEMS TO BE TOO

GOVERNMENT SEEMS TO BE TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE.

LITTLE, TOO LATE. BUT I HOPE THAT THEY RECOGNIZE

BUT I HOPE THAT THEY RECOGNIZE THAT THIS WAVE THAT WERE SEEING

THAT THIS WAVE THAT WERE SEEING WASH ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM THE

WASH ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM THE COAST IS ONLY GOING TO GET

COAST IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE, NOT BETTER IN THE SHORT

WORSE, NOT BETTER IN THE SHORT TERM, AND THEY NEED TO STEP UP

TERM, AND THEY NEED TO STEP UP THEIR CAPACITY TO BE ABLE TO

THEIR CAPACITY TO BE ABLE TO SERVICE THE NEEDS OF STATES AND

SERVICE THE NEEDS OF STATES AND CITIES LIKE CHICAGO AND

CITIES LIKE CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS.

ILLINOIS. WERE WORKING HAND IN GLOVE WITH

WERE WORKING HAND IN GLOVE WITH OUR GOVERNOR TO MAKE SURE THAT

OUR GOVERNOR TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE BUILDING OUT THE

WE ARE BUILDING OUT THE CAPACITY.

CAPACITY. AS I SAID BEFORE, WE RESTOCK OUR

AS I SAID BEFORE, WE RESTOCK OUR STOCKPILE ALL YEAR LONG, AND

STOCKPILE ALL YEAR LONG, AND THANK GOD FOR THAT.

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