Newsom: 170 ventilators sent from Trump admin arrived 'not working'
Added 03-29-20 07:57:02am EST - “California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said Saturday that 170 ventilators shipped by the federal government to help the state respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus arrived "not working."?” - Thehill.com
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California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomCalifornia Gov. Newsom declares statewide moratorium on evictions for renters hit by coronavirus Disneyland and Disney World closed until further notice States brace for massive budget gaps in coronavirus recession MORE (D) said Saturday that 170 ventilators shipped by the federal government to help the state respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus arrived "not working."
Newsom made the remarks during a press conference in which he noted that the number of coronavirus patients in intensive care units had doubled since Friday, according to The Los Angeles Times. Newsom said that the stockpile of ventilators had been sent to Los Angeles County by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“Rather than lamenting about it, rather than complaining about it, rather than pointing fingers, rather than generating headlines in order to generate more stress and anxiety, we got a car and a truck,” Newsom said after touring Bloom Energy's ventilator refurbishing site in Sunnyvale, Calif.
“And we had those 170 brought here to this facility at 8 a.m. this morning, and they are quite literally working on those ventilators right now.”
Newsom said that he first learned of the problems with the ventilators after visiting Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti last week.
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