Law Enforcement Today

April 24, 2020

New York City, New York – After approximately three weeks of being docked at Pier 90 on the west side of Manhattan, the 1000-bed hospital dubbed the USNS Comfort will be leaving New York. According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, the navy hospital ship is no longer needed.

From a numbers perspective, turns out it arguably wasn’t needed in the first place.

As of April 21st, the USNS Comfort had managed to treat a total of 179 patients in it’s entire time being docked at New York. When comparing that utilization to the approximate 36,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations since the onset of the virus hitting New York, it’s telling of how it really wasn’t a needed asset.

Governor Cuomo someone conceded to that notion by stated that the ship’s presence gave the state “comfort”:

“It was very good to have in case we had overflow, but I said we don’t really need the Comfort anymore. It did give us comfort, but we don’t need it anymore, so if they need to deploy that somewhere else, they should take it.”

President Donald Trump confirmed that the ship will be heading back home to its respective base in Virginia.

He noted that with the return of the ship, it can be poised to be sent out to wherever else it may be needed if that time comes:

“We’ll be bringing the ship back at the earliest time, and we’ll get it ready for its next mission, which I’m sure will be an important one also.”

Governor Cuomo has at times criticized President Trump during the period of the pandemic, but in other instances has also shown immense appreciation for the president’s directed effort.

In fact, the governor of New York had been delivering accolades since before the USNS Comfort was ever delivered. He’d first given praise on March 13th, when the president’s administration helped enable and supply New York’s mobile testing facilities for COVID-19.

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