Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 25 earns 10.25 billion States and cities to increase Corona virus detection efforts – New York City gets $ 851.3 million, the largest part of the pie.
The latest batch of funding comes as states move to reopen – the epidemic continues to bring in more than 20,000 new cases daily across the United States. The CVC expects to distribute the money by May 23, with local governments able to buy and analyze COVID-19 tests using dollars.
The federal government and health professionals agree that public health practice and communication tracking can be critical in determining who is sick and vulnerable in an effort to keep the corona virus at bay as the economy reopens. Countries like South Korea have been actively monitoring cases to successfully win the virus.
New York City, the country’s epicenter, will receive the largest allocation of funds, but the municipality is in the midst of a tug of war over who will spend the money.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he plans to hire 2,500 workers for the city’s tracking program in early June.
To manage the unprecedented plan, he has eliminated his health care tracking responsibilities and instead took over the NYC Health + hospitals – which has created a major cracks in his administration.
“So it’s led by Health + Hospitals, because they are a big operating company,” de Blasio said in his daily press conference Friday.
“They are an independent company that allows you to do a lot of things, contracts and other things much faster than a mayor.”
Some elected officials have complained that the mayor’s micromanaging of the city’s coronavirus response has already prevented employees and experienced city health officials from doing their jobs.
New York State receives an additional 46 746,816 million for contact from the CDC.
Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has criticized the federal government for not inventing guidelines.
“Track – What is the correct number of tracers? Let us nationalize the protocol, what is tracking, nationalize the training, and then let the states operate by those national standards, ”he said on Thursday night.
“That is what the federal government could have done; They don’t do that. “