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  • There is good news in what we're seeing that what we have done and what we are doing is actually working and making a difference.

  • We took dramatic actions in this state New York Pause program, the close down schools, businesses, social distancing.

  • And it's working.

  • It is flattening the curve.

  • And we see that again today.

  • Uh, so far meaning what?

  • Meaning that curve is flattening because we are flattening the curve by what we are doing.

  • If we stop what we are doing, you will see that curve change.

  • That curve is purely a function of what we do day in and day out.

  • But right now it's flattening the number of patients hospitalized, uh is down and again, we don't look at just eight a day data.

  • You look at the three day trend, but that number is down.

  • The three day average friend is also down on a totally there.

  • Individual hospitals, the larger systems are reporting that some of them are actually releasing more people than are coming in.

  • So their net down.

  • So we see the quote unquote flattening of the curve.

  • You know, uh, we have more capacity in the hospital system than ever before, so we've had more capacity in that system.

  • Tau absorb more people.

  • The sharing of equipment, which has been really one of the beautiful, cooperative, generous acts among different partners in the health care system, is working.

  • If the hospitalization rate keeps increasing the way it is now, then the system should stabilize over these next couple of weeks, which will minimize the need for overflow on the system that we have built in the Javits and at the U.

  • S.

  • N s uh, comfort.

  • So that is all good news.

  • There's a big caution sign.

  • That's if we continue doing what we do.

  • If we continue doing what we're doing.

  • We are flattening the curve because we are regulars about social distancing, etcetera.

  • So if we continue doing what we're doing, then we believe the curve will continue to flat.

  • Uh, but it's not a time to get complacent.

  • It's not a time to do anything different than what we have been doing.

  • Remember what happened in Italy when the entire health care system became overrun?

  • So we have to remain diligent.

  • We have to remain disciplined going forward, but there's no doubt that we are now bending the curve, and there's no doubt that we can't stop doing what we're doing.

  • That's the good news.

  • The bad news isn't just bad.

  • The bad news is actually terrible.

  • Highest single day death told yet 779 people.

  • When you look at the numbers on the death toll, it has been going steadily up, and it reached a new height.

  • Um, yesterday, the number of deaths.

  • As a matter of fact, the number of deaths will continue to rise as those hospitalized for a longer period of time pass away.

  • The longer you are on a ventilator, the less likely you will come off the ventilator.

  • Dr.

  • Fauci spoke to me about this and he was acting 100% right.

  • The quote unquote lagging indicator between hospitalizations and deaths.

  • The hospitalizations could start to drop.

  • The deaths actually increase because the people who have been in the hospital for 11 days, 14 days, 17 days passed away.

  • That's what we're seeing.

  • Hospitalizations drop and the death toll rises.

  • I understand the science of it.

  • I understand the facts and the logic of it, but it is still incredibly difficult.

  • Two deal with every faith every number is a face, right?

  • Just to put a perspective on this 9 11 uh, which so many of us live through in this statement in this nation, 2753 lives lost this crisis.

  • We've lost 6200 and 68 New Yorkers.

  • I'm goingto direct all flags to be flown at half mast in honor of those who we have lost to this virus.

  • We're going to do more testing in minority communities, but not just testing for the virus.

  • Let's actually get research and data that can inform us as to why are we having more people in minority communities, more people in certain neighborhoods?

  • Why do they have rate higher rates of infection?

  • I get the co morbidity.

  • I get the underlying young this issue, but what else does it play?

  • We're also going to make an additional 606 $100 payment to all unemployed New Yorkers.

  • The federal government says they will reimburse us for it, but people need money now in their pocket, so New York will be doing that immediately.

  • Were also extending the period covered by unemployment benefits for an additional 13 weeks because from 26 weeks, too 39 weeks, so that should be a relief.

  • Unbolt ing.

  • I've seen lines of people on television voting in other states.

  • This is totally nonsensical, All right, God bless them for having such diligence for the civic duty that they would go stand on a line to vote.

  • But people shouldn't have to make that choice on where, by executive order, all New Yorkers can vote in primaries coming.

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  • George Stephanopoulos here.

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