Gov. Cum-go Missteps Allowed COVID-19 to Overwhelm the US — Gov. Cum-go Has Repeatedly said God didn’t do that I DID…
Earlier this week, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo attacked the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut over outbreaks that recently sent case numbers in those states to their highest levels in months. He then turned his attention to President Trump, his perpetual antagonist, and in an unusually scathing denunciation, Cuomo slammed Trump as a “super spreader” and claimed Trump was personally responsible for every death caused by COVID-19 in the state.
Cuomo has stepped up his public briefings again lately, as the number of COVID-19 cases is once again on the rise in his state, which reported more than 2,000 new cases yesterday for the first time in months. But the governor has also just published a new book detailing his experience as ‘America’s governor’, stepping up to lead during the early days of the crisis, when his briefings were carried live on national cable news.
No other governor received such fawning treatment by the press. But in a new report, the Financial Times, a British newspaper respected for its impartial coverage of American politics, digs into the “mythology” surrounding Cuomo’s reputation. The paper found that both Gov Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio repeatedly ignored warnings from experts, wasting six weeks (including the entire month of February) urging citizens to go about their lives, as the virus silently spread across the city.
When confronted with their initial response, both men have claimed that they were ‘flying blind’, forced to battle the virus without adequate testing resources thanks to the ineptitude of the Trump Administration. Other reports have detailed the bureaucratic incompetence at the CDC that seemed to almost deliberately delay the widespread availability of tests. But both men had been advised of the risks, and still they resisted closing schools and businesses – for fear it might hurt the city’s economy – or take other precautions to limit travel into and out of the state.
The inadequate government response led to divisions between public hospitals and wealthy private hospitals, between the rich and poor, the suburbs/Manhattan vs. the Bronx and the outerboroughs. Oxiris Barbot, who quit early on after being sidelined by Mayor de Blasio, warned in early February that New Yorkers should stay calm because “this is not something that you’re going to contract in the subway or on the bus.” Even back then, the scientific community knew enough to call this statement into question.
But the reality is that scares over previous epidemics hitting New York had proven to be just that – scares. And the mayor and governor were treating the disease like Ebola, preparing for isolated cases, not a full-scale outbreak.
Others claimed New York should have been heading into lockdown when the first National Guardsmen arrived in New Rochelle. But that’s not what happened. Instead, public health professionals who warned that hospitals needed to start stocking up on PPE in February were ignored. A few weeks later, nurses in the Bronx were treating patients while swathed in garbage bags, while hospitals on the Upper East Side still had empty ICU beds and more than enough masks to go around.
Cuomo made a big show of securing a Navy Ship from President Trump, but at the end of its term, the ship sailed away, having hardly housed any patients. At the time, what the city needed were tests, something nobody in the country could get. Meanwhile, Cuomo’s order forcing hospitals to send COVID-19 positive patients back to nursing homes led to thousands of unnecessary deaths.
That’s not to say mistakes at the federal level didn’t play a role – they did. For more than a month, the CDC refused to allow world-class labs in the state to run tests independently of the CDC. This made impossible for NY to scale up testing, allowing the virus to infect tens of thousands of people before the city could confirm even a single case.
“We had our hands tied behind our back,” recalls Melissa DeRosa, Mr Cuomo’s closest aide, as federal authorities tested people arriving from Asia and Iran but kept flights open from Europe, where cases were rising. More than 1.7m people flew in from Europe in “the lost month” of February, she says, while “Covid-19 was silently ravaging the entire north-east”.
Every major decision, from closing schools, to shutting down NYC and, ultimately, the rest of the state, was preceded by petty squabbles between Albany and City Hall over who would announce the plan, and what language would be used, etc.
“The mayor and the governor were in a constant pissing contest. The people in the middle get urinated on,” said Gustavo Rivera, a state senator and leader of the state’s health committee, who was one of the key on-the-record voices in the FT story. “The notion that we should be celebrating when we still have more deaths than in most countries in the world is just insanity.”
Another New York pol, Jumaane Williams, said “days were wasted” thanks to Cuomo’s distaste for terms like “lockdown” and “shelter-in-place”.
“Days were wasted because [the governor] was afraid of the term shelter-in-place,” echoes Jumaane Williams, New York City’s public advocate. “It cost people’s lives: 10 to 15 lives an hour.”
“It is very hard to watch the governor selling books when tens of thousands of lives were lost.”
David Engelthaler, a genomic epidemiologist at Arizona’s Translational Genomics Research Institute, said that genetic research has shown that the strain that spread in NY was the European strain, which went on to infect most of the country, not the Chinese strain responsible for early outbreaks on the West Coast.
Instead of serving as a bulwark against a nationwide outbreak, New York became “Grand Central station” in the spread of the virus across the US, an outbreak that is now working its way across the Midwest.
Of course, when it comes to COVID-19, Gov Cuomo’s “all talk” approach is mirrored by his younger brother, Chris Cuomo, who was recently issued a letter by the management from his building warning him that he could face a $500 fine if he’s caught again violating rules surrounding wearing masks during public spaces in a building.
The World Is In Big Trouble, for Those That Believe We Will Go Back to Some Sense of Normal Life Here on Earth, You Will Be Sadly Disappointed, Seven Years of Hell on Earth Which Began January 1, 2020
“Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed” (Isa. 59:14, NLT)…We Turned Our Backs On GOD, Now We Have Been Left To Our Own Devices, Enjoy…
While Mainstream Media Continues to Push a False Narrative, Big Tech Has Keep the Truth From Coming out by Shadow Banning Conservatives, Christians, and Like-Minded People, Those Death Attributed to the Coronavirus Is a Result of Those Mentioned, They Truly Are Evil…
Watchmen does not confuse truth with consensus The Watchmen does not confuse God’s word with the word of those in power…
In police-state fashion, Big Tech took the list of accused (including this site), declared all those named guilty and promptly shadow-banned, de-platformed or de-monetized us all without coming clean about how they engineered the crushing of dissent, Now more than ever big Tech has exposed there hand engaging in devious underhanded tactics to make the sinister look saintly, one of Satan’s greatest weapons happens to be deceit…
The accumulating death toll from Covid-19 can be seen minute-by-minute on cable news channels. But there’s another death toll few seem to care much about: the number of poverty-related deaths being set in motion by deliberately plunging millions of Americans into poverty and despair.
American health care, as we call it today, and for all its high-tech miracles, has evolved into one of the most atrocious rackets the world has ever seen. By racket, I mean an enterprise organized explicitly to make money dishonestly.
All the official reassurances won’t be worth a bucket of warm spit. The Globals are behind the CoronaVirus, It Is a Man-Made Bioweapon.
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