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NBC News 31 Mar 2020

First Responders Stress Concerns About Running Out Of Protective Equipment

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As COVID-19 cases explode nationwide, hospitals are running low on personal protective equipment, leaving fire-fighters, nurses, and others on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic vulnerable. NBC News' Jacob Ward spoke with first responders who are risking their lives to fight the coronavirus.


Jalen Rose joins Mike Greenberg on Get Up to discuss Charles Barkley's concerns about the return of the NBA amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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A funeral director in Brooklyn speaks with NBC News' Rehema Ellis about feeling overwhelmed as he deals with the surge of deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. Aired on 04/06/2020.
At his daily press briefing, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke about how to balance the need to restart the economy with concerns about risking a possible "second wave" of infections. Watch his remarks.
Medics are being asked to re-use disposable PPE as hospitals are running out.

The government said they expect a large shipment from Turkey - but it will only last 2-3 days.

Some other deliveries from China have failed to pass quality control methods, which has caused further problems in the supply chain.

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THE % FLEXIBILITIES IN %
FLEXIBILITIES IN % THIS REGULATION %
THIS REGULATION % AND ANY
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AND I COULDN’T BE MORE HONORED %
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AS FEW DEATHS AS % POSSIBLE. %
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WARRIORS. % MEN AND WOMEN %
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NUMBERS. % I HAVE SOME %
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SO I JUST WANT % TO THANK ALL OF %
TO THANK ALL OF % THE GREAT %
THE GREAT % PROFESSIONALS, %
PROFESSIONALS, % MEN AND WOMEN, %
MEN AND WOMEN, % DOCTORS AND
DOCTORS AND NURSES, AND %
NURSES, AND % PARAMEDICS AND %
PARAMEDICS AND % FIRST %
FIRST % RESPONDERS, AND %
RESPONDERS, AND % LAW ENFORCEMENT %
LAW ENFORCEMENT % BY THE WAY. %
BY THE WAY. % IF YOU LOOK AT
IF YOU LOOK AT NEW YORK, AND %
NEW YORK, AND % YOU SEE HOW, THE

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