New York – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday called for a national mobilization plan for medical and nursing staff to address the expected sharp increase in coronavirus cases (COVID-19) in his city.
Both in this state and in other metropolises in the United States, the pandemic is on the verge of exceeding the capacity of health systems.
“Next week in New York will be very rough, next week in New York and Detroit and New Orleans and many other places,” de Blasio said on the MSNBC channel.RELATED
“Unless the armed forces are fully mobilized and we create something we have never had: a kind of national mobilization of medical personnel to constantly move them to places of most urgent need. If we do not have that, we will see hospitals without the capacity to care for many people who could be saved, “he warned.
De Blasio said on CNN that the country must be on the warpath to face the threat of the coronavirus. “We are at war against an invisible enemy that takes the lives of Americans in huge amounts,” he said.
In most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that disappear in two to three weeks. In some people, especially older adults and those with underlying health conditions, it can lead to more serious illnesses, such as pneumonia, and even death.
Public health authorities say COVID-19 deaths in New York City exceed 1,500. There are almost 50,000 confirmed cases and more than 10,000 people hospitalized with the disease.