When asked about the episode involving protective gear, she assumed a conciliatory tone.
“These were crisis situations where, of course, we had to provide personal protective equipment to all of our frontline workers, doctors, nurses, N.Y.P.D., E.M.T.s,” she said. “And we were constantly making tough decisions. I just want to make sure there is no ambiguity that we value all of our first responders equally. “