US: Trump calls some governors ‘complainers’
Elevating a feud with some governors, President Donald Trump insisted his team is delivering medical supplies to states nationwide and that certain unnamed “complainers” will never be satisfied. In a series of tweets, Trump said some state leaders have “insatiable appetites.”
MD: Maryland received fraction of gear it requested from feds
Maryland received about a third of the 778,129 face masks it requested, just 110,240 of the 421,532 N95 respirator masks it sought, well fewer than half of the 330,540 requested gloves and none of the 100,000 testing swabs it hoped to acquire. The state also requested 15,000 body bags and didn’t receive any.
NY: New York has six days’ worth of ventilators left
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that at the rate New York state is using ventilators, it would run out in just six days. There are 2,200 ventilators in the state’s stockpile and about 350 new patients a day need them.
CA: Do Californians have to pay their property taxes? Governor tries not to ‘overpromise’
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said he’s in talks with local governments about property taxes due April 10, but cautioned that he does not want to “overpromise” relief for taxpayers. Newsom acknowledged that millions of California homeowners are anxious about paying their taxes.
CO: Police impersonators proliferate in Colorado
Some people react to a global pandemic by hoarding toilet paper, while others put on fake uniforms, pretend to be police officers and harass people about Colorado’s stay-at-home order. Authorities have identified at least six different incidents of police impersonators along the Front Range in the last two weeks.
MS: Mississippi not releasing full data on COVID-19
Mississippi’s top health officer declined to answer specific questions about ventilators, nursing homes and infected health care workers at a news conference, because of concerns over privacy and that some of the information would cause people to “freak out.”
DE: Delaware state police to stop cars with out-of-state tags
Citing Democratic Delaware Gov. Jay Carney’s state of emergency that requires out-of-state travelers returning to Delaware to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days before doing anything else, the police say they can stop any vehicle driving in the state simply if it is displaying an out-of-state tag. That rule does not apply to traffic on I-95, I-295 or I-495.
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