Either the NY councilman is lying and being dramatic to garner public sympathy or the officials are really that stupid.
The growing number of dead from coronavirus in the nation’s largest city could eventually force officials to temporarily bury bodies on public land, according to a New York City councilman.
Councilman Mark Levine said Monday in a series of tweets that the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is dealing with the “equivalent of an ongoing 9/11,” as are hospital morgues, funeral homes, and cemeteries.
The freezers at OCME holding bodies of COVID-19 victims will “soon be full,” according to Levine, a Democrat who represents Northern Manhattan.
Really? I can believe that they’re running out of space, but their solution is to temporarily bury people in parks?
It sounds like NY is trying to garner more attention for itself. It would be much more logical to use the tens of thousands of unused freezers in the city from shut down businesses who are currently do not need them.