White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany falsely claimed during a briefing with reporters that not one American died from lack of a ventilator during the coronavirus pandemic:
We got the N-95 masks out — ventilators are another good example, not a single America died for lack of a ventilator — a hundred thousand ventilators in a hundred days, three-times what is produced in the average year.
A New York City public hospital doctor told BuzzFeed News about the grim reality on April 4:
I watched like three people die on Saturday — nothing we can do. Zero. You feel defeated. You feel drained.