Army to deploy to New York after Trump declares major disaster: Troops to turn hotels and sports arenas into hospitals as lines form outside hospitals, ventilators run low and one person an hour dies in pandemic in NYC | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Army to deploy to New York after Trump declares major disaster: Troops to turn hotels and sports arenas into hospitals as lines form outside hospitals, ventilators run low and one person an hour dies in pandemic in NYC

President Trump declared New York State a major disaster area Friday as coronavirus cases skyrocket
The declaration allows New York State to access federal aid via FEMA's $42billion Disaster Relief Fund
The US military is now working on plans to takeover hotels, college dormitories and sports arenas and turn them into ICU-like medical facilities
The emergency declaration comes as New York State and city hospitals run out of face masks and ventilators
In New York City, 14 people died between 10am and 6pm Friday - the equivalent of one person an hour
Trump's declaration was issued Friday night, four days after New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo asked for it
This is the first time in US history a president has declared a major disaster over a public health threat

Donald Trump has declared New York State a major disaster area as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases skyrockets and New York City becomes the epicenter of the US outbreak.

The US military will now be called in, and the US Army Corps of Engineers have said they plans to take over hotels, sports arenas, college dorms and other buildings in a bid to bolster the number of available hospital rooms.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had urged Trump to send in the military and its logistical support to hard-hit New York State, California and Seattle on Wednesday.

The president's declaration comes as a hospital in the Bronx revealed it is running low on ventilators and a Queens doctor revealed that an elderly patient experiencing coronavirus symptoms died on the hospital ward floor.

The emergency declaration issued Friday by the Federal Emergency Management Agency provides access to $42billion in aid from the Disaster Relief Fund, the New York Post reported.

FEMA will now be able to send personnel and resources to the state, as well as set up mobile coronavirus testing centers, disinfect public facilities and provide in-demand medical supplies including face masks, gloves and surgical gowns.

The declaration also allows the US military to make further assistance plans.

Pentagon officials said Friday that the US Army Corps of Engineers is preparing plans to take over as many as 10,000 hotel rooms, college dorms and other building spaces in New York State to help provide medical services and accommodate virus-related hospitalizations, according to the WSJ.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, even though mathematics and music are supposed to be very close, spatially, in the human brain, that is not the case for me, so I will go to my trusty cell-phone calculator to run the numbers on this, and will run them a couple of times, just to make sure I haven't messed up.

So, if one divides the 246 deaths diagnosed in the US from Covid 19 (246) into the total number of known cases of Covid 19 cases in the US(19, 624 cases), the number I have come up with, several times, is the following percentage: 1.2%.

To my math-centric friends out there, please repeat this for me, to insure that I have done it correctly.

So what, I was curious, were the deaths from garden-variety influenzas from last year?!?

We get some clue from the following article, from cidrap, (Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy, dated 19 April, 2019, out of the University of Minnesota:

US flu still elevated but dropping; deaths as high as 57,000

This article goes on to state: "Levels of influenza-like illness (ILI) in the United States remain elevated for the 21st consecutive week—the longest season in recent years—but the disease is on the decline, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in its weekly update.

Still, the agency says influenza has caused up to 57,300 deaths and sickened up to 41.3 million people, according to new estimates. And the CDC reported five new flu-related deaths in children, raising the total confirmed this season to 91."

So, again, let's do the math: 57,300 deaths, divided by 41.3 million sickened, gives us a percentage of .138%

Now, I am not trying to downplay how serious covid 19 can be, ut I have to wonder; where was the massive medical/military response to last year's flus?!?

The short answer is, nowhere; this leads me to speculate, if these current "shut downs, coupled with military complement and confinement, are not a "dress rehearsal" for some kind of national "martial law" to be invoked, should social instability, resulting from a massive economic depression, (which is almost upon us), actually ensue?!?

Right now, were I a betting woman, I would not bet against it.

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