Trump To See Off Navy Hospital Ship Bound For NY

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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he will travel to Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday to see off a 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship that will relieve the pressure on New York hospitals dealing with coronavirus patients.

Trump says he told New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo the ship will arrive in New York Harbor on Monday.

Trump said in a White House press conference that he’ll “kiss it goodbye” and that the ship is “loaded up to the top” with medical supplies.

The announcement of the USNS Comfort’s planned deployment comes as New York City-area hospitals are clearing out beds, setting up new spaces to triage patients and urging people with mild symptoms to consult health professionals by phone or video chat instead of overrunning emergency rooms.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in New York had climbed to 3,800 this week, including close to 900 in intensive care, with the peak of the outbreak weeks away.

The critical question remains whether the severe “social distancing” restrictions recently enacted by New York will help the state avoid a worst-case scenario of overwhelmed hospitals.

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    • Archy, weren’t you parroting your great “leader” not so long ago by saying this virus would just dissapear when it gets warm? This idiot fired the team that could have best dealt with the situation and convinced idiots like you that it was no big deal until he couldn’t lie anymore. Maybe if you had more than a 3rd grade education you would see how uninformed and foolish your drivel actually is. But alas, poor archy needs his social interaction just like the orange avodah zarah you worship.
      Two members of my family are on ventilators because of him and morons like you.

  1. Whatever. A few ICU beds. Some surgery suites. No additional nurses or doctors (the ship is sitting empty, but the medical staff is already working). It is a bit of help and we should welcome it. But this is not a game-changer.

  2. People: Please do NOT respond to the Trump haters or hater with his 50 names.. Not 1 Devilrat cared . Feinstein & Rino Burr never informed us. De Blasio told NYers to play in traffic. Watch Tucker clip on Fox. Nobody foresaw the speed of this except WHO protecting China. Thank you President Trump & team American people are with you. May your enemies fall. Unfortunately, we all know people & relatives who are ill. I’m praying for some myself, at this time.Do not under any conditions allow to be fazed by mouthfoaming haters. Not for a second. Shabbat Shalom.

  3. Thank Hashem for sending this great leader to us at this time. G-D bless and protect our President Donald Trump and his family. We love you, Mr. President.Shalom.

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