Andrew Cuomo is so desperate to save his career that he made a fatal error.
It could wreck New York’s healthcare system.
Andrew Cuomo won’t recover from a public humiliation that left him shaking.
Democrats made a bad choice when they chose Andrew Cuomo to be the face of the Democrats’ coronavirus response.
No other state has done so badly with its coronavirus response.
Cuomo just ordered the metros in New York City to have a plan to deep clean the trains nightly.
Steps would have been helpful to make six weeks ago, and it would have been more useful in flattening the curve asking New Yorkers to tip off officials on if their neighbors were breaking social distancing measures.
It’s too late for those measures to make any difference now, New York is on the receding end of the curve.
Their rate of new hospitalizations is only a tenth of what it was at its height.
The point of the stay-at-home orders was to make sure that the medical system didn’t go beyond its capacity.
New York City was the only place in America where there was real danger of that happening and even there, the danger has mainly passed.
Unless there’s a real danger of the hospital system being overwhelmed, it is counterproductive for the government to keep everyone trapped at home.
Andrew Cuomo has said some jobs are essential and some jobs aren’t, but all the nonessential jobs are what pay for our medical system.
“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe destroyed the classification of workers that Andrew Cuomo has made.
“This conversation of essential work,” said Rowe, speaking with The Blaze’s Glenn Beck, “and that’s what I wanted to say about AOC in the last block, and Cuomo before that. When Cuomo makes that distinction between essential and non-essential workers, it’s ironic for me to make this point because I’ve been singing the praises of essential workers for 20 years, but in COVID, and in an economy like this, when you take 26 million non-essential workers out of the equation, what happens?”
“The whole thing collapses under its own weight,” he said. “I would suggest to you, right now, that there is no such thing as a non-essential worker.”
“It’s a view of work that I don’t share,” Rowe continued, responding to Ocasio-Cortez’s suggestion folks refuse to get back to work. “It’s a view of work that I don’t understand, it’s a view of work that is rooted in the belief that the effort itself is the enemy of happiness, it takes work and turns it into nothing but a presupposed definition of drudgery.
“There’s a corollary, I think, between essential work and elective surgery, right?” he warned. “So we said no elective surgery because we want to make sure we have the capacity to handle the onslaught of COVID. Well, what happens? Mayo Clinic’s laying off thousands of people, hospitals — and again, this shouldn’t be controversial, it’s just a fact. Hospitals are in real trouble, because they don’t have any patients/customers.”
“You’re gonna find when you peel back all the layers of this onion, a giant ball of unintended consequence,” he explained.
“Maybe the grown-up in the room right now has to say, look the situation in Michigan is different than the situation in Florida. We can’t treat them identically, even if it makes us feel good to do that. There’s gonna be a consequence if we do.”
Wanting to save the economy isn’t about heartlessly putting wealth above people’s lives, it’s trying to protect the healthcare system.