The Cuominator, or NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, has ordered a “mitigation area” in a 1 mile radius around the NY suburb of New Rochelle after 108 cases of COVID-19 tested positive. Thanks, Cuomo, use the NY National Guard to keep the panic flowing.
The cluster of coronavirus cases in New Rochelle are believed to have come from a Synagogue in the city.
It’s one thing to order common sense mitigation procedures, and another to send in the National Guard. In New Rochelle, the governor is “minimizing” gatherings, closing schools, community centers, and houses of worship. He has assigned the New York National Guard to do the cleanup and deliver food to the residents. No panic there.
US News reported,
Beginning Thursday, all facilities within the containment radius will be closed for two weeks to allow for thorough cleaning and to assess the situation. The National Guard will be deployed to the containment area to assist in cleaning schools and delivering food to quarantined residents, Cuomo said.
“This can’t be a political decision. This is a public health decision,” Cuomo said. “When you politically intervene in science, that’s when you often make mistakes.”
There are differences between the COVID-19 virus and influenza, obviously. But the fear being generated by the left wing media, and politicians has grown out of proportion to reality, judging by people’s freaked out toilet paper purchasing frenzy. Is the National Guard the right answer for New Rochelle?
Dr. Drew Pinsky recently slammed the news media for their hype over the Coronavirus.
“What I have a problem with is the panic and the fact that businesses are getting destroyed, that people’s lives are being upended, not by the virus, but by the panic. The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people…A bad flu season is 80,000 dead, we’ve got about 18,000 dead from influenza this year, we have a hundred from corona. Which should you be worried about, influenza or corona? A hundred versus 18,000? It’s not a trick question. And look, everything that’s going on with the New York cleaning the subways and everyone using Clorox wipes and get your flu shot, which should be the other message, that’s good. That’s a good thing, so I have no problem with the behaviors.” Dr Drew Pinsky in The Washington Examiner
A whopping 74% spike in flu cases hit when friends and family gathered for the holidays, accounting for about 9,200 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza reported to the state Department of Health for the week ending Dec. 28.
That brought the statewide total to nearly 22,800 cases for this season.
That was in January, 2020.
Cuomo has also decreed that if any student in the state of New York tests positive for COVID-19, that school will be closed for at least 24 hours. Did they need his jackboot response, or would they have taken care of the “mitigation” by following CDC guidelines? The presence of the National Guard smacks of something far more intimidating than a virus.
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