The worst of the coronavirus outbreak will hit New York state faster and harder than previously thought.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the World Health Organization are in agreement on this:
The United States could emerge as the epicenter of the global pandemic.
Even still, Donald Trump pressed his case for a reopening of the U.S. economy within a few weeks.
Cuomo said being too hasty to ease the limits on travel, socializing and working together would cost lives.
The Manhattan Convention Center is being converted into a 1,000-bed temporary hospital.
Reuters reports the rate of infection is now doubling every three days in New York.