New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio raised the option of "nationalization of crucial factories and industries that produce the medical supplies" to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
"Here’s reality: This is a war-like situation," de Blasio told MSNBC's Joy Reid on Saturday. "We’re in a wartime scenario with a Mar-a-Lago attitude being used by the federal government."
"This is a case for a nationalization of crucial factories and industries that could produce the medical supplies to prepare this country for what we need. People are going crazy trying to get hand sanitizer."