New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been front and center during the COVID-19 outbreak as the state of New York, and New York City in particular, have been hit especially hard. The death toll in the state of New York surpassed 16,000 this week. On Thursday, Gov. Cuomo announced that antibody testing of 1,200 New Yorkers revealed an astonishing 21% may have already had the virus.
Needless to say, hospitals have been especially slammed and like all states, New York has struggled to get all the necessary protective equipment for healthcare professionals working on the front lines in crowded emergency rooms and ICUs. One Kansas farmer was moved to do his part for New Yorkers, sending a letter and one of five masks he had for farming purposes to the governor so it could be passed to a healthcare professional fighting on the front line.
Gov. Cuomo shared the letter (seen below) and frankly, it has truly brought tears to our eyes. This is America. This is how we should be helping each other in these united states.