White House official offers assurances medical equipment is still accessible

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, said there's no reality that shows 60 or 70% of Americans will be infected by coronavirus.
1:33 | 03/27/20

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Transcript for White House official offers assurances medical equipment is still accessible
We are reassured and meeting with our colleagues in New York. That there are still icu beds remaining. And there's still significant. Over a thousand or 2000 ventilator that have not been utilized yet. He is for that she reassurance that people around the world to wake up this morning and look at people talking about. Creating DNR situations do not resuscitate situations for patients. There is no situation in the United States right now that warrants. That kind of discussion you can be thinking about it in a hospital certainly many hospitals talk about this on a daily basis. But they say that to the American people to make the implication. When they need a hospital bed it's not going to be there are when they need that ventilator it's not going to be there we don't have an evidence. Of that right now. And it's our job collective believed to assure the American people that it's our collective job to make sure that doesn't. I'm great now you can see the state these cases are concentrated in highly urban areas. They're other parts of the states that have lots of then a leaders in other parts of New York State that John Palestinian factions right now. So we can be create it we can meet that need by being responsive. But there's no model right now I mean no reality on the ground where we can see that sixty to 70% of Americans are grainy get infected. In the next eight to twelve weeks I just want to be clear about that.

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