New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the federal response to coronavirus, saying the Federal Emergency Management Agency sent the state 400 ventilators — but they need 30,000.
"FEMA says, 'we're sending 400 ventilators.' Really? What am I going to do with 400 ventilators, when I need 30,000?" Cuomo asked asked at a news conference.
"You pick the 26,000 people who are going to die because you only sent 400 ventilators," Cuomo added.
Throughout his news conference, Cuomo brought up the 400 ventilators New York recieved from FEMA.
"Four hundred ventilators? I need 30,000 ventilators. You want a pat on the back for sending 400 ventilators?" He said earlier. "What are we going to do with 400 ventilators when we need 30,000 ventilators? You're missing the magnitude of the problem, and the problem is defined by the magnitude."