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New York is centre of US epidemic as Trump pitches in to help

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 23 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1179

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  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York, USA

President Donald Trump said he was activating the National Guard to help the three states hit hardest by covid-19.

New York State has more than 15 000 cases: 10 764 in the city and many others in its northern suburbs. Governor Andrew Cuomo attributed the number to aggressive testing.1 The state of Washington has 1996 cases, most in nursing homes in Seattle,2 and California has 1787 cases.3

The governors of the three states took charge, closing businesses and schools, …

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