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  • THE PROBLEM WITH THE HEALTH CARE, PARTICULARLY IN THOSE

  • CARE, PARTICULARLY IN THOSE RURAL AREAS.

  • RURAL AREAS. >> WILLIE?

  • >> WILLIE? >> BRINGING NOW THE MAYOR OF

  • >> BRINGING NOW THE MAYOR OF CITY OF BOSTON.

  • CITY OF BOSTON. MR. MAYOR, THANK YOU FOR JOINING

  • MR. MAYOR, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING.

  • US THIS MORNING. I KNOW IT'S A BUSY TIME FOR YOU.

  • I KNOW IT'S A BUSY TIME FOR YOU. WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO PHYSICIANS

  • WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO PHYSICIANS FROM BOSTON, FROM ACROSS YOUR

  • FROM BOSTON, FROM ACROSS YOUR CITY THIS MORNING BUT ALSO THE

  • CITY THIS MORNING BUT ALSO THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS ABOUT THE

  • LAST COUPLE OF DAYS ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCE INSIDE THOSE

  • CIRCUMSTANCE INSIDE THOSE HOSPITALS.

  • HOSPITALS. LET'S TALK ABOUT FROM YOUR SEAT

  • LET'S TALK ABOUT FROM YOUR SEAT THERE IN THE MAYOR'S OFFICE WHAT

  • THERE IN THE MAYOR'S OFFICE WHAT DO YOU NEED?

  • DO YOU NEED? WHAT'S STATE OF PLAY IN BOSTON?

  • WHAT'S STATE OF PLAY IN BOSTON? WHAT MORE CAN THE FEDERAL

  • WHAT MORE CAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BE DOING HELP YOU?

  • GOVERNMENT BE DOING HELP YOU? >> I THINK WE NEED SOME MORE

  • >> I THINK WE NEED SOME MORE CONSISTENCY ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

  • CONSISTENCY ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AS I WATCH THE DIFFERENT SHOWS

  • AS I WATCH THE DIFFERENT SHOWS AND HEAR THE DIFFERENT TALKS

  • AND HEAR THE DIFFERENT TALKS EVER WHAT'S GOING ON.

  • EVER WHAT'S GOING ON. ONE STATE IS DOING THIS, ONE

  • ONE STATE IS DOING THIS, ONE CITY IS DOING THAT.

  • CITY IS DOING THAT. WE NEED CONSISTENCY IN SHUTTING

  • WE NEED CONSISTENCY IN SHUTTING EVERYTHING DOWN.

  • EVERYTHING DOWN. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE EMERGENCY

  • RIGHT NOW WE HAVE EMERGENCY ORDERS IN SOME PLACE.

  • ORDERS IN SOME PLACE. IN MASSACHUSETTS WE HAVE A

  • IN MASSACHUSETTS WE HAVE A STAY-AT-HOME ADVISORY.

  • STAY-AT-HOME ADVISORY. HOSPITALS WILL END UP GETTING

  • HOSPITALS WILL END UP GETTING FRUSTRATED BECAUSE THERE'S NOT

  • FRUSTRATED BECAUSE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH SUPPLIES.

  • ENOUGH SUPPLIES. THERE'S A WEDGE IN GETTING

  • THERE'S A WEDGE IN GETTING THINGS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.

  • THINGS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. RIGHT NOW QUITE HONESTLY AND I

  • RIGHT NOW QUITE HONESTLY AND I HAVEN'T BEEN.

  • HAVEN'T BEEN. CRITICAL OF ANYONE AND I HAVEN'T

  • CRITICAL OF ANYONE AND I HAVEN'T BEEN CRITICAL IT'S NOT ABOUT

  • BEEN CRITICAL IT'S NOT ABOUT DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS BUT

  • DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS BUT IT'S ABOUT TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY.

  • IT'S ABOUT TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY. UNITED STATES THE NUMBER ONE

  • UNITED STATES THE NUMBER ONE COUNTRY FOR CASE OF CORONAVIRUS

  • COUNTRY FOR CASE OF CORONAVIRUS AND WE KIND OF, I THINK, A LOT

  • AND WE KIND OF, I THINK, A LOT OF US GOT AHEAD OF IT.

  • OF US GOT AHEAD OF IT. IN BOSTON WE'VE BEEN SHUTTING

  • IN BOSTON WE'VE BEEN SHUTTING THINGS DOWN FOR THE LAST TWO

  • THINGS DOWN FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS.

  • WEEKS. NUMBERS CONTINUE TO GROW.

  • NUMBERS CONTINUE TO GROW. I THINK FOR PEOPLE IN BOSTON,

  • I THINK FOR PEOPLE IN BOSTON, WHAT I WANT TO SEE IN MY

  • WHAT I WANT TO SEE IN MY HOSPITALS, I WANT TO SEE MEDICAL

  • HOSPITALS, I WANT TO SEE MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR MY FIRST RESPONDERS

  • SUPPLIES FOR MY FIRST RESPONDERS AND I THINK WE HAVE TO BE MORE

  • AND I THINK WE HAVE TO BE MORE CONSISTENT ACROSS THE BOARD.

  • CONSISTENT ACROSS THE BOARD. I'LL GIVE YOU ONE EXAMPLE.

  • I'LL GIVE YOU ONE EXAMPLE. IN BOSTON I SHUT CONSTRUCTION

  • IN BOSTON I SHUT CONSTRUCTION DOWN.

  • DOWN. CONSTRUCTION IS ESSENTIAL AROUND

  • CONSTRUCTION IS ESSENTIAL AROUND THE COUNTRY IN SO MANY PLACES.

  • THE COUNTRY IN SO MANY PLACES. I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT.

  • I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT. WE'RE SHUTTING OFFICE BUILDINGS

  • WE'RE SHUTTING OFFICE BUILDINGS DOWN.

  • DOWN. YET WE'RE KEEPING CONSTRUCTION

  • YET WE'RE KEEPING CONSTRUCTION SITES OPEN.

  • SITES OPEN. NOT EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION

  • NOT EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION SITES.

  • SITES. THAT'S A DIFFERENT STORY.

  • THAT'S A DIFFERENT STORY. WE NEED TO GET MORE CONSISTENT

  • WE NEED TO GET MORE CONSISTENT HERE.

  • HERE. >> SO, MR. MAYOR, YOU'VE

  • >> SO, MR. MAYOR, YOU'VE RESISTED THE FULL

  • RESISTED THE FULL SHELTER-IN-PLACE CALL THAT SOME

  • SHELTER-IN-PLACE CALL THAT SOME CITIES HAVE DONE, SAN FRANCISCO

  • CITIES HAVE DONE, SAN FRANCISCO FOR EXAMPLE.

  • FOR EXAMPLE. DO YOU SEE YOURSELF MOVING

  • DO YOU SEE YOURSELF MOVING TOWARDS THAT NOW?

  • TOWARDS THAT NOW? IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE ARE SOME

  • IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE ARE SOME CONCERNS THAT PEOPLE AREN'T

  • CONCERNS THAT PEOPLE AREN'T ADHEARING TO WHAT YOU ALL HAVE

  • ADHEARING TO WHAT YOU ALL HAVE SUGGESTED.

  • SUGGESTED. ARE YOU LOOKING TO MAKING THAT

  • ARE YOU LOOKING TO MAKING THAT AN ORDER?

  • AN ORDER? >> WE'RE WORKING ON HOW WE CARRY

  • >> WE'RE WORKING ON HOW WE CARRY THAT OUT HERE IN BOSTON.

  • THAT OUT HERE IN BOSTON. WHAT WE'VE DONE, I SUPPORTED THE

  • WHAT WE'VE DONE, I SUPPORTED THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED A

  • GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED A STAY-AT-HOME ADVISORY EARLIER

  • STAY-AT-HOME ADVISORY EARLIER THIS WEEK AND I'VE BEEN TALKING

  • THIS WEEK AND I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT AT EVERY PRESS

  • ABOUT THAT AT EVERY PRESS CONFERENCE SAYING IT'S INCUMBENT

  • CONFERENCE SAYING IT'S INCUMBENT UPON US AS INDIVIDUALS TO DO

  • UPON US AS INDIVIDUALS TO DO YOUR PART.

  • YOUR PART. IF WE ADHERE TO THAT GO OUT FOR

  • IF WE ADHERE TO THAT GO OUT FOR SHOPPING FOR GROCERIES OR

  • SHOPPING FOR GROCERIES OR PRESCRIPTIONS OR GO FOR WALK.

  • PRESCRIPTIONS OR GO FOR WALK. DON'T SOCIAL GATHER WE CAN GET

  • DON'T SOCIAL GATHER WE CAN GET AHEAD OF THIS VIRUS.

  • AHEAD OF THIS VIRUS. WE WON'T KNOW YET IN BOSTON OR

  • WE WON'T KNOW YET IN BOSTON OR MASSACHUSETTS HOW WELL THAT HAS

  • MASSACHUSETTS HOW WELL THAT HAS IMPACTED THE NUMBERS UNTIL QUITE

  • IMPACTED THE NUMBERS UNTIL QUITE HONESTLY.

  • HONESTLY. WE'RE SEEING A SURGE RIGHT NOW

  • WE'RE SEEING A SURGE RIGHT NOW IN NUMBERS.

  • IN NUMBERS. PART OF THAT SURGE IS BECAUSE OF

  • PART OF THAT SURGE IS BECAUSE OF LACK OF TESTING.

  • LACK OF TESTING. AS WE GET INTO THE WEEKEND AND

  • AS WE GET INTO THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK WE'LL SEE WHAT OUR

  • NEXT WEEK WE'LL SEE WHAT OUR NUMBERS LOOK LIKE.

  • NUMBERS LOOK LIKE. AT SOME POINT IF THE NUMBERS

  • AT SOME POINT IF THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO GROW AT THE RAPID

  • CONTINUE TO GROW AT THE RAPID PACE THEY ARE AND IF YOU LOOK AT

  • PACE THEY ARE AND IF YOU LOOK AT THAT MAP AROUND THE COUNTRY, YES

  • THAT MAP AROUND THE COUNTRY, YES THE EAST COAST AND WEST COAST

  • THE EAST COAST AND WEST COAST BUT THAT MAP STARTS TO TRICKLE

  • BUT THAT MAP STARTS TO TRICKLE INTO MIDDLE AMERICA WE'LL HAVE

  • INTO MIDDLE AMERICA WE'LL HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

  • SERIOUS PROBLEMS. SO THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION

  • SO THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION IS IF WE HAVE TO DO THAT WE

  • IS IF WE HAVE TO DO THAT WE WILL.

  • WILL. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE -- WE'RE

  • WE NEED TO MAKE SURE -- WE'RE PUTTING THIS TOGETHER TO MAKE

  • PUTTING THIS TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE PRECAUTIONS IN

  • SURE WE HAVE PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE TO GET FOOD THE POOR, TAKE

  • PLACE TO GET FOOD THE POOR, TAKE CARE OF THE ELDERLY, GET

  • CARE OF THE ELDERLY, GET MEDICINES TO PEOPLE THAT ARE

  • MEDICINES TO PEOPLE THAT ARE SHELTERING.

  • SHELTERING. >> MAYOR, I'M CURIOUS, DO YOU

  • >> MAYOR, I'M CURIOUS, DO YOU HAVE TESTING THAT'S TAKING PLACE

  • HAVE TESTING THAT'S TAKING PLACE AT HOSPITALS?

  • AT HOSPITALS? DO YOU HAVE ANY HOSPITALS THAT

  • DO YOU HAVE ANY HOSPITALS THAT SEPARATE IN SEPARATE BUILDINGS,

  • SEPARATE IN SEPARATE BUILDINGS, NEW HOSPITALS, MAKESHIFT

  • NEW HOSPITALS, MAKESHIFT HOSPITALS SS TO SEPARATE

  • HOSPITALS SS TO SEPARATE CORONAVIRUS PATIENT FROM OTHER

  • CORONAVIRUS PATIENT FROM OTHER PATIENTS.

  • PATIENTS. WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PEOPLE AT THE

  • WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PEOPLE AT THE FRONT LINES SO THEY CAN ISOLATE

  • FRONT LINES SO THEY CAN ISOLATE AND THEY DON'T GO HOME AND

  • AND THEY DON'T GO HOME AND INFECT THEIR FAMILIES.

  • INFECT THEIR FAMILIES. >> WE HAVE -- WE'RE OPENING UP

  • >> WE HAVE -- WE'RE OPENING UP TOMORROW A TESTING FACILITY FOR

  • TOMORROW A TESTING FACILITY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS ONLY IN BOSTON.

  • FIRST RESPONDERS ONLY IN BOSTON. THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T

  • THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T HAVE YET.

  • HAVE YET. WE'RE SETTING IT UP.

  • WE'RE SETTING IT UP. THAT'S ONLINE TOMORROW.

  • THAT'S ONLINE TOMORROW. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF HOSPITALS IN

  • WE HAVE A COUPLE OF HOSPITALS IN BOSTON, ONE IN PARTICULAR THAT

  • BOSTON, ONE IN PARTICULAR THAT HAS A UNIT, AN ISOLATED UNIT,

  • HAS A UNIT, AN ISOLATED UNIT, SEGREGATED UNIT JUST FOR

  • SEGREGATED UNIT JUST FOR CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.

  • CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS. IN OTHER HOSPITALS ARE CREATING

  • IN OTHER HOSPITALS ARE CREATING THAT OPPORTUNITY.

  • THAT OPPORTUNITY. WE'RE LOOKING AT -- I THINK THE

  • WE'RE LOOKING AT -- I THINK THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS

  • ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS WORKING WITH THE STATE LOOKING

  • WORKING WITH THE STATE LOOKING AT WHERE DO WE SET UP A SEPARATE

  • AT WHERE DO WE SET UP A SEPARATE HOSPITAL.

  • HOSPITAL. FOR OUR HOMELESS POPULATION

  • FOR OUR HOMELESS POPULATION THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING.

  • THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING. A COUPLE OF AREAS WILL HAVE

  • A COUPLE OF AREAS WILL HAVE MEDICAL STAFF AS PEOPLE HAVE

  • MEDICAL STAFF AS PEOPLE HAVE SYMPTOMS OR TEST POSITIVE FOR

  • SYMPTOMS OR TEST POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS IF THEY ARE NOT

  • THE CORONAVIRUS IF THEY ARE NOT HOSPITALIZED WORKING WITH AN

  • HOSPITALIZED WORKING WITH AN ORGANIZATION CALLED HEALTH CARE

  • ORGANIZATION CALLED HEALTH CARE FOR THE HOMELESS WHICH IS

  • FOR THE HOMELESS WHICH IS DOCTORS AND NURSES CREATING A

  • DOCTORS AND NURSES CREATING A SPACE IN THE BUILDING FOR THOSE

  • SPACE IN THE BUILDING FOR THOSE FOLKS THAT WILL BE ISOLATED,

  • FOLKS THAT WILL BE ISOLATED, KEEPING EVERYONE IN THAT SPACE

  • KEEPING EVERYONE IN THAT SPACE THAT TEST POSITIVE FOR THE

  • THAT TEST POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS.

  • CORONAVIRUS. THAT'S SOMETHING WE'RE DOING

  • THAT'S SOMETHING WE'RE DOING HERE.

  • HERE. WHEN IT COMES TO FIRST

  • WHEN IT COMES TO FIRST RESPONDERS, FOR OUR NURSES AND

  • RESPONDERS, FOR OUR NURSES AND HOSPITAL, DOCK, TO WHAT WE'VE

  • HOSPITAL, DOCK, TO WHAT WE'VE DONE WE'VE WORKED WITH THE

  • DONE WE'VE WORKED WITH THE HOSPITALS AND HOSPITALS ARE

  • HOSPITALS AND HOSPITALS ARE WORKING WITH HOTELS TO SET UP

  • WORKING WITH HOTELS TO SET UP SPACES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS.

  • SPACES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. ON THE CITY SIDE THAT OPTION IS

  • ON THE CITY SIDE THAT OPTION IS AVAILABLE.

  • AVAILABLE. QUITE HONESTLY YOU JUST ASKED ME

  • QUITE HONESTLY YOU JUST ASKED ME THAT QUESTION I HAVE A MEETING

  • THAT QUESTION I HAVE A MEETING AT 8:00.

  • AT 8:00. IT WILL BE THE FIRST TOPIC.

  • IT WILL BE THE FIRST TOPIC. WE DO THE SAME THING FOR OUR

  • WE DO THE SAME THING FOR OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, EMTs,

  • FIRST RESPONDERS, EMTs, FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE TO GIVE

  • FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE TO GIVE THEM THAT OPTION IF THEY WANT

  • THEM THAT OPTION IF THEY WANT IT.

  • IT. >> I MEAN IS THERE ANY THOUGHT

  • >> I MEAN IS THERE ANY THOUGHT RIGHT NOW TO SEPARATING OUT THE

  • RIGHT NOW TO SEPARATING OUT THE POPULATION, GIVING THESE PEOPLE

  • POPULATION, GIVING THESE PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES A PLACE TO

  • ON THE FRONT LINES A PLACE TO LIVE THAT IS SEPARATE FROM THEIR

  • LIVE THAT IS SEPARATE FROM THEIR HOMES?

  • HOMES? >> I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAUGHT

  • >> I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAUGHT THAT.

  • THAT. WHAT I'M GOING TO DO, WE HAVE

  • WHAT I'M GOING TO DO, WE HAVE IT -- THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM IS

  • IT -- THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM IS WORK ON THAT RIGHT NOW AND ON

  • WORK ON THAT RIGHT NOW AND ON THE PUBLIC SAFETY SIDE WE DON'T

  • THE PUBLIC SAFETY SIDE WE DON'T HAVE IT IN PLACE.

  • HAVE IT IN PLACE. FACT YOU ASKED ME THAT QUESTION

  • FACT YOU ASKED ME THAT QUESTION THE THIS MORNING I HAVE A

  • THE THIS MORNING I HAVE A MEETING IN A FEW MINUTES AND

  • MEETING IN A FEW MINUTES AND I'LL GO IN AND TALK ABOUT IT.

  • I'LL GO IN AND TALK ABOUT IT. >> MR. MAYOR, I THINK A LOT OF

  • >> MR. MAYOR, I THINK A LOT OF MAYORS, GOVERNORS ARE GRAPPLING

  • MAYORS, GOVERNORS ARE GRAPPLING WITH THIS IDEA HOW TO EVENTUALLY

  • WITH THIS IDEA HOW TO EVENTUALLY SOMEHOW GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK.

  • SOMEHOW GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK. I KNOW YOU'RE HEARING FROM THE

  • I KNOW YOU'RE HEARING FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

  • PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HE WOULD LIKE SOME PLACES TO

  • HE WOULD LIKE SOME PLACES TO OPEN BY EASTER.

  • OPEN BY EASTER. I'LL LEAVE YOU OUT OF THAT

  • I'LL LEAVE YOU OUT OF THAT CONVERSATION AND JUST ASK YOU

  • CONVERSATION AND JUST ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR CITY BECAUSE IT'S ON

  • ABOUT YOUR CITY BECAUSE IT'S ON A LOT OF PEOPLE'S MINDS.

  • A LOT OF PEOPLE'S MINDS. HOW WILL THEY KNOW WHEN IT'S

  • HOW WILL THEY KNOW WHEN IT'S SAFE TO GO BACK IN THE WATER.

  • SAFE TO GO BACK IN THE WATER. NOT JUST TO GO OUTSIDE BUT ALL

  • NOT JUST TO GO OUTSIDE BUT ALL THESE PEOPLE YOU KNOW, FRIEND

  • THESE PEOPLE YOU KNOW, FRIEND EVER YOURS, YOUR CITIZENS,

  • EVER YOURS, YOUR CITIZENS, RESIDENTS THAT HAVE TO SUFFER

  • RESIDENTS THAT HAVE TO SUFFER AND CLOSE THEIR SMALL BUSINESSES

  • AND CLOSE THEIR SMALL BUSINESSES AND FIRE EMPLOYEES BECAUSE OF

  • AND FIRE EMPLOYEES BECAUSE OF WHAT WE'RE SEEING HOUR LOOKING

  • WHAT WE'RE SEEING HOUR LOOKING AT THAT BALANCE OF WE WANT TO

  • AT THAT BALANCE OF WE WANT TO KEEP THE PUBLIC HEALTHY BUT

  • KEEP THE PUBLIC HEALTHY BUT WE'RE LOSING JOBS BY THE

  • WE'RE LOSING JOBS BY THE MILLIONS, BY THE WEEK AND ALSO

  • MILLIONS, BY THE WEEK AND ALSO PEOPLE ARE LOSING THEIR

  • PEOPLE ARE LOSING THEIR LIVELIHOODS.