(ZERO HEDGE) -- "Hot spots like Detroit, like Chicago, like New Orleans... will have a worse week next week than what they had this week," US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warned in a "CBS This Morning" on Friday. This as Louisiana has surpassed 2,300 confirmed cases, and New Orleans seemingly 'out of nowhere' emerged as a US epicenter alongside New York, given it was only two weeks ago Louisiana had 300 just coronavirus cases total, but now New Orleans alone has reached 1,000 cases.
And separately federal officials stationed in New Orleans say the city faces a drastic shortage of ventilators and protective equipment: "This is going to be the disaster that defines our generation," Collin Arnold, director of the city's Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, told CNN Thursday.
Already the blame-game has begun, as previously neglected Louisiana is thrust into the spotlight. Consider this astounding CNN appearance by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, who says it's all Trump's fault because she thought it was 'safe' to go ahead with Mardi Gras which likely infected hundreds with coronavirus:
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