Oregon Governor Kate Brown Sends New York 140 Ventilators

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Sends New York 140 Ventilators April 4, 2020

This Is What Leadership Looks Like: Oregon Governor Kate Brown says the state of Oregon will help New York in their time of need by sending the state 140 ventilators. 

Oregon Live reports:

Oregon is sending 140 ventilators to New York, Gov. Kate Brown announced on Twitter Saturday morning.

Earlier today Brown tweeted:

New York needs more ventilators, and we are answering their call for help.

We’ll be sending 140 ventilators to help NY because Oregon is in a better position right now. We must do all that we can to help those on the front lines of this response.

In response, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted his thanks on behalf of his state:

We are so grateful to @OregonGovBrown and the people of Oregon. On behalf of the people of NY, I thank you and rest assured that NY will repay the favor when Oregon needs it.

Currently, New York is the state hardest-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and in desperate need of ventilators.

Politico reports:

New York has the most confirmed cases and deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic. More than 600 people have died since Friday, bringing the grim tally to 3,565 deaths. More than 113,000 have tested positive for the virus.

In another tweet Governor Brown noted that Oregon doesn’t have everything the state needs, noting that the state needed more PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and more testing, a common problem throughout the nation due to the Trump administration’s complete failure to deal with the current pandemic.

Brown tweeted: 

Oregon doesn’t have everything we need to fight COVID-19 — we need more PPE and testing — but we can help today with ventilators. We are all in this together.

On Twitter, people celebrated Governor Brown’s compassion and leadership in this time of crisis:

Bottom line: Demonstrating genuine leadership in a time of crisis, Governor Kate Brown says the state of Oregon will help New York in their time of need by sending the state 140 ventilators in order to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Sends New York 140 Ventilators (Image via Screen Grab)
Oregon Governor Kate Brown Sends New York 140 Ventilators (Image via Screen Grab)

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