Corey Johnson calls hospital shortage ‘shameful and shocking’ after Post exclusive

Town Council Speaker Corey Johnson said Thursday it is “shameful and shocking” that a scarcity of safety gear at a single Manhattan healthcare facility pressured determined nurses to vacation resort to donning trash luggage as protective equipment as they treat coronavirus victims.

“It is insane than the wealthiest region in the globe and in the wealthiest city in United States that our heroes that are in the entrance line, our well being treatment personnel, do not have all the personalized protective gear to shield by themselves,” Johnson advised CNN though referring to The Post’s front-page tale about the spectacular advancement at Mount Sinai West, close to Columbus Circle. “And to see individuals pics of nurses and health professionals putting on rubbish luggage is shameful and surprising.”

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The beautiful picture shared on social media shows three nurses at Mount Sinai West posing in a hallway though clad in substantial, black plastic trash luggage fashioned into makeshift protecting garb.

Just one of them is even holding the open up box of 20 Significant “Strong” 33-gallon rubbish baggage they applied to cloak them selves. Some have blamed the scenario for the coronavirus loss of life of a beloved colleague.

“We need to defend these people who are placing their life on the line each and every one day absent from their family members, and we should have never ever been in this scenario to start out with,” Johnson explained.

“We need a federal coordinated response to assistance us with the absence of personal protecting devices,” he extra. “We have to have hundreds of thousands of N95 masks, hundreds of thousands of surgical masks, gloves and robes and experience shields and ventilators.”