New York gets Chinese ventilators; Trump wants more thanks

Posted at 12:08 AM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 21:04:49-04

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Chinese government is facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state. The move highlights the extreme measures leaders are taking as they try to independently secure enough of the lifesaving devices. Cuomo says the U.S. government’s stockpile of medical supplies will fall short. But President Donald Trump said Saturday that his administration is assessing which areas have the most need, and that every decision is meant to save lives. The number of people infected in the U.S. has now exceeded 300,000, with the death toll climbing past 8,400.