Governor to seize ventilators for NYC’s overtaxed hospitals

    NEW YORK --- With coronavirus deaths surging in New York, the governor announced Friday that he will use his authority to seize ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren't using them --- one of the most aggressive steps yet in the U.S. to relieve severe shortages of equipment needed to fight the scourge. "If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. He characterized it as a "sharing of resources" and promised to eventually return the equipment or compensate the owners. The executive order that he said he would sign is aimed at the kind of shortages ...Keep on reading: Governor to seize ventilators for NYC’s overtaxed hospitals

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