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originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: Fallingdown
Trump did too, and the WHO, China, the CDC, the police, Congress....
They all should suffer the consequences of abnegating their duty of care.
I did a thread a couple weeks ago asking where the proud boys were . It's suggested that we should take to the streets.
Nobody can be that stupid!!!
His was a conscience decision . Many people know this but not enough people speak up.
Como's decision in my book is a criminal act so let's start with a motive.
Why would he make a decision counter to the number one goal of quarantine?
From the earliest days of the crisis, state and city officials were also hampered by a chaotic and often dysfunctional federal response (link), including significant problems with the expansion of coronavirus testing (link), which made it far harder to gauge the scope of the outbreak.
the initial efforts by New York officials to stem the outbreak were hampered by their own confused guidance, unheeded warnings, delayed decisions and political infighting, The New York Times found.
Dr. Frieden said that if the state and city had adopted widespread social-distancing measures a week or two earlier, including closing schools, stores and restaurants, then the estimated death toll from the outbreak might have been reduced by 50 to 80 percent.
Interviews with more than 60 people on the front-lines of the unfolding crisis — city and state officials, hospital executives, health care workers, union leaders and emergency medical workers — revealed how the virus overwhelmed the city’s longstanding preparations, leaving officials to improvise. Many spoke on the record; others spoke anonymously to describe private meetings and conversations without fear of losing their jobs.
“Everything was slow,” said Councilman Stephen T. Levin, a Brooklyn Democrat who had called for City Hall to take swifter action as the outbreak spread. “You have to adapt really quickly, and nothing we were doing was adapting quickly.”
San Francisco, for example, ordered schools closed on March 12 when that city had 18 confirmed cases; Ohio also ordered its schools closed on the same day, with five confirmed cases. Mr. de Blasio ordered schools in New York to close three days later when the city had 329 cases.
Then seven Bay Area counties imposed stay-at-home rules on March 17. Two days later, the entire state of California ordered the same. New York State’s stay-at-home order came on the 20th, and went into effect on March 22.
Cuomo was given a prime-time speaking slot during the first night of the Democratic National Convention, which is being held online rather than in Milwaukee because of COVID-19.
As the longest serving Democratic governor in the nation, Cuomo used his five minutes in front of the national audience to blast President Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee.
And he touted the response in New York, where more than 25,000 people died from the virus, the most in the nation.
Democrat and Chronicle
The governor and the mayor emphasized that they had no misgivings about their initial handling of their response.
“Every action I took was criticized at the time as premature,” Mr. Cuomo said in an interview. “The facts have proven my decisions correct.”