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The US government reportedly asked the military for 100,000 body bags

FEMA reportedly requested the body bags through an interagency group for "prudent planning," which also includes "mortuary contingencies."
Members of the New York Police Department work during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., March 30, 2020.

The NYPD is suffering a staffing hit amid the coronavirus — over 6,000 officers are reportedly out sick, and over 1,400 employees have tested po...

More than 1,400 NYPD employees have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, and over 6,000 officers are out sick.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the Javits Center in New York

Gov. Cuomo’s office denied online speculation that he had nipple piercings, but professionals say body jewelry is becoming more common for white...

"People with jobs where visible piercings aren't acceptable might even be more interested in 'hidden' placements like nipples," one piercer said.
This is the poncho a New York doctor said she was given in lieu of a protective gown.

One New York doctor said she was given a Yankees rain poncho as protective medical gear

A woman who said she's a doctor in New York tweeted a photo of a Yankees rain poncho that her office gave out in lieu of medical gowns.
Times Square is empty these days.

I explored Manhattan during rush hour amid the coronavirus lockdown and found a completely empty and changed city

After New Yorkers were ordered to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, Grand Central Station, Times Square, and Bryant Park are eerily empty.
Doctors test hospital staff for coronavirus at St. Barnabas hospital in the Bronx, New York, on March 24, 2020.

The US national stockpile of medical equipment is basically empty, after less than 1/50th of its total expected deaths

The Strategic National Stockpile is out of protective gear, two DHS officials told Reuters, despite the US outbreak having only just started.
Southwest Airlines flight with healthcare workers before takeoff from Atlanta (ATL) to New York (LGA) to assist in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Southwest Airlines posted a viral photo of healthcare workers headed to NYC to help fight the coronavirus. This is the story of one of those nurses.

"It's a shock at first but shock goes away real quick because we have to take care of these people."
Abandoned toys are seen at the Westchester Day School in New York, United States on March 10, 2020. Westchester County in New York will be placed under containment after officials determined Tuesday it is the site of a "cluster" of new coronavirus infections.

New Yorkers in Westchester County describe what life is like in the state’s one-mile ‘containment zone’

"Now they're not really talking about New Rochelle anymore because everybody is dealing with what we were dealing with," one resident told Insider.
Healthcare worker enters Brooklyn Hospital Center during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York

A man hid his coronavirus symptoms to join his wife in a New York hospital maternity ward. She ended up infected also.

The man revealed his condition only after his wife gave birth and also began to display coronavirus symptoms.
An Air Force member exits a tent builded as makeshift morgue outside of Bellevue Hospital on March 25, 2020 in New York City.

Photos show how New York is grappling with the coronavirus outbreak as the city rushes to build new hospitals and the state death toll surpasses 1,550...

The coronavirus outbreak in the US has hit New York the hardest, leaving the streets eerily empty and the hospitals hopelessly overwhelmed.