It’s so inspiring to see businesses and people rise to the occasion!

You’ve probably seen the harrowing tales of New York City medical team members risking their lives to care for the victims of the Wuhan Flu patients.  New York state had 30,811 cases as of Wednesday, 17,856 were in New York City. Almost 4,000 were in the hospitals, almost a hundred in the ICU.

New York has become the epicenter of the pandemic here in America.

Some of the courageous medical staff have already gotten the deadly disease, due to the lack of personal protective equipment.  Some have died.

“The fact that we don’t have the right protective gear to handle these patients makes me know that I am at risk,” California doctor Hala Sabry said. “I see that my colleagues are getting ill, and there are two right now that are on ventilator support, and that makes me very, very worried, especially because I have a family just like they do.”

Many are willing to risk their own lives but are not willing to risk the lives of their children or parents.  All who have families worry about coming home and infecting others.  But last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced midtown’s Four Seasons Hotel has offered to give free rooms to medical personnel.

The Four Seasons on East 57th Street closed to the public last Friday and won’t take any reservations until at least April 15. A number of hospitals are relatively close to the five-star luxury hotel, including Bellevue, NYU Langone, Weill Cornell Medical Center and Mount Sinai.

“Our health care workers are working tirelessly on the front lines of this crisis,” said Ty Warner, the chairman of the hotel’s corporate owner, in a statement to WCBS.

“Many of those working in New York City have to travel long distances to and from their homes after putting in 18-hour days. They need a place close to work where they can rest and regenerate. I heard Governor Cuomo’s call to action during one of his press conferences, and there was no other option for us but do whatever we could to help.”

“The first of many hotels we hope will make their rooms available,” Cuomo said in a tweet.

This is so beautiful.  Kudos to brave medical teams in New York for risking their lives, and to The Four Seasons for trying to make this a little less frightening for them.

Hat Tip: CBS News

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.