Andrew Mark Cuomo, the guy who singlehandedly botched New York’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is back in the news. Though it seems clear how anyone making the ignorant decision to toss nursing home residents together with active coronavirus patients should have been railroaded out of town, this is not the case.
Despite the buckets of blood on his hands, Cuomo still thinks he has enough competency to lead the charge of the citizens who fall under his realm of irresponsibility. Well. At least the ones who haven’t as yet died under his command.
The New York Governor, in response to the growing nationwide pandemic, is attempting to do what didn’t work very well the first time by tightening up health safety guidelines and for the most part, shutting things down again. Mistakes are made to be learned from. Cuomo doesn’t know this.
Republican Rep. Andy Biggs from Arizona called Cuomo’s latest move “Pseudoscience and tyranny at its worst,” in a tweet responding to Sara Carter from Fox News.
Carter had tweeted, “Gov. Cuomo announces new restrictions as cases in NY surge. It’s interesting that #Cuomo doesn’t mention the #Biden celebrations over the weekend, but has no problem singling out the Jewish community… speaks volumes, doesn’t it?”
Carter was referencing how neither Biden nor Harris would place blame on their nationwide victory celebrations as contributing to the increase of the pandemic. But, it should be noted how the two were incredibly critical of Trump rallies.
New York’s orthodox Jewish community, which roughly consists of 2-million residents, have not been too keen on Cuomo as of late. Their biggest complaint comes from the governor limiting the number of gatherers for worship services.
One of Cuomo’s senior advisors, Rich Azzopardi, took an unsuccessful swing at Biggs tweet in an Email addressed to The Hill. “‘Tyranny’ would be trying to deny a democratic election and ‘pseudoscience’ is denying a pandemic, then lying about it, then telling people to chew Hydroquinone and chug bleach.” Azzopardi, having no intelligent reply, resorted to “whataboutism.”
Cuomo, seemingly hell-bent on destroying New York’s economy, has once again limited all private indoor and outdoor gatherings to 10 people. This includes worship services. Any establishment serving liquor, primarily bars/restaurants, will be required to close at 10 p.m., no if’s, and’s, or but’s. Gyms must also turn their lights off at 10 p.m.
NY has hit its highest number of hospitalizations since mid-June, in the neighborhood of 1,650. Several days in April had topped out at 1800. In May, the positivity rate over a seven-day average stood at 2.4 percent, and this has now been equaled.
On Wednesday, the state reported 1,628 hospitalizations, its highest total since mid-June. The number of people hospitalized in the state peaked in April, with several days where it exceeded 18,000. The seven-day average positivity rate on Tuesday was 2.4 percent, the highest it’s been since May 31.
Since September, NY restaurants have been allowed to operate at a 25% capacity. Struggling to get by, they were counting on Cuomo’s promise of upping that percentage to fifty. It was to be the lifeline they are so desperately in need of. But as of now, it isn’t happening. And a good many of them will not survive.
“If you look at where the cases are coming from, if you do the contact tracing, you’ll see they’re coming from three main areas: establishments where alcohol is served, gyms, and indoor gatherings at private homes,” Cuomo said.
One would assume with what is now known about the disease, versus the initial onslaught, that by specifically following all health standard guidelines, killing the economy would be the very worst of options.
Wouldn’t it be better to concentrate on encouraging health standards to reduce the spread? It can be done. It has been done. Perhaps Cuomo has alternative motives. What else could it be? You tell us…