Due to a complete and utter lack of strong and sturdy leadership in the White House, some of our nation’s most prominent governors are spetting up to the plate in a time where so many Americans need a strong and calming presence.
Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, although brash and not everyone’s cup of tea, has provided consummate leadership for residents as the state continues to increase its cases of COVID-19.
Well, he’s stepping up his game even further.
Due to a supplies shortage and increasing fear of overrun hospitals, Cuomo said Saturday that Manhattan’s giant Javits Center is at the top of his list of locations that can be used as a field hospital as the city scrambles to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
“This virus spreads in density and that’s what we’re seeing in New York City,” Cuomo said at a press conference, noting that he is trying to get the Army Corps of Engineers to install a total of four field hospitals.
The Javits Center is a sprawling 1.8 million square feet space that’s best known for hosting auto shows, trade conventions, and more. Cuomo said he hopes four units of 250 beds each can be installed in the center.
Additionally, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Westbury, and the Westchester Convention Center are also under consideration as sites for the field hospitals.
Today we are traveling the state looking at locations for the Army Corps of Engineers to build new beds.
Sites we're looking at:
-Javits Convention Center
-SUNY Stony Brook
-Westchester Convention Center
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 21, 2020
Regardless of your overall opinions of Gov. Cuomo, you have to give him kudos for taking the mantle of leadership after our man-baby president has shown his incompetence in all its majesty
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