JetBlue to donate flights to medical volunteers traveling to New York
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo commended JetBlue on Thursday for donating flights to medical volunteers heading to New York to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. “So grateful for the help,” Cuomo said in a tweet.
In a statement obtained by CBS News, the airline said it “remains committed to meeting travel needs, some of which are critical.”
“JetBlue is currently working with many of our community non-profit partners and government agencies to help get medical professionals and much-needed supplies to the places where they are needed most,” the airline said.
Cuomo said Wednesday that more than 40,000 doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and other medical professionals have signed on to join a surge health care force to help battle the outbreak.
2-month-old in Nashville tests positive for coronavirus
A 2-month-old is among the 293 confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in Nashville, according to a report from the Metro Public Health Department. The department said the infant is the youngest person to test positive for the virus in the city.
Just three people who tested positive fell under the 0-10 age range, while those aged 21-30 made up the majority of cases.
The identity of the 2-month-old has not been released, though officials noted that the infant was experiencing mild symptoms.
Trump says he doesn’t believe New York needs 30,000 ventilators
Calling ventilators “very expensive” and likening buying them to purchasing a car, President Trump questioned New York’s need for thousands of the devices to combat the coronavirus in an interview with Sean Hannity on Thursday night.
“I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators,” Mr. Trump said. “You know, you go into major hospitals, sometimes they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘can we order 30,000 ventilators?'”
“Think of this, you know you go to hospitals that have one in a hospital and now all of a sudden everyone’s asking for these vast numbers,” Mr. Trump continued.
Mr. Trump also slammed the governors of Michigan and Washington, claiming they should be doing more for their states. He mocked Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s failed presidential bid and criticized Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for “[sitting] there and [blaming] the federal government.”
Dr. Fauci calls Trump’s plan to reopen the country by Easter an “aspirational projection”
The country’s top infectious disease doctor on Thursday night called President Trump’s timeline for reopening the country by Easter an “aspirational projection to give people some hope.”
“I think what the president was trying to do, he was making an aspirational projection to give people some hope. But he’s listening to us when we say we’ve got to reevaluate in real time and any decision we have to make has to be based on the data,” Dr. Fauci said during a Thursday night appearance on CNN.
Dr. Fauci also noted that, with cases increasing in areas like New York City and New Orleans, lifting restrictions is not necessarily the best plan to combat COVID-19.
This isn’t the first time Dr. Fauci has pushed back on the Easter timeline. He issued a similar sentiment earlier this week in an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News. Dr. Fauci maintained that Mr. Trump was “flexible,” however, and listening to the coronavirus task force.
Mr. Trump echoed that sentiment when discussing the Easter timeline in a briefing this week. “We’ll only do it if it’s good,” he said, adding that the administration is “very in touch” with medical experts and would follow “whatever they would do.”
Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift helping fans with financial gifts
Hit makersare giving a helping hand to their fans who are suffering a financial loss during the coronavirus crisis.
Grande has been sending $500 and $1,000 via Venmo to fans struggling from the economic slowdown. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift — has been performing
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