Cuomo: Locking down everyone is probably not the best strategy

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    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that his stay-at-home order for the entirety of New York State was “probably not the best public health strategy.”

    In a press conference in Albany, Cuomo said the smartest way forward would be a public health strategy that complemented a “get-back-to-work strategy.”

    “What we did was we closed everything down. That was our public health strategy. Just close everything, all businesses, old workers, young people, old people, short people, tall people,” said Cuomo. “Every school closed, everything.”

    “If you rethought that or had time to analyze that public health strategy, I don’t know that you would say quarantine everyone,” Cuomo admitted. “I don’t even know that that was the best public health policy. Young people then quarantined with older people was probably not the best public health strategy because the younger people could have been exposing the older people to an infection. “

    Cuomo stressed the need for both public health and economic growth. “We have to do both,” said the governor. “We’re working on it.”

    Cuomo already second-guessing himself on the lockdown.

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    Hi jerry,

    The fix is in – those who can will survive – those who can’t will die.

    Trump and Cuomo – two peas in a pod.


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    Is there a test you have to fail to be a Democrat these days?

    I will not vote for a Vichy Dem. Period. As always, I decide who is a Vichy Dem.

    Bernie's ISSUES or Bust!

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    Total lockdowns are not necessary if there are enough test kits for the majority of the population. The United States didn’t have nearly enough before this started, and then refused to manufacture them, by nationalization if necessary, once it did.

    Countries that did start off with sufficient test kit capacity, such as South Korea, never had to do lockdowns like we are seeing now in America. Had a lower death rate, too.

    Oh, had a national health care system. We don’t.

    So, Cuomo el Corrupto is right. Locking down everyone isn’t the best strategy to contain the pandemic. It’s the second best, but even then it doesn’t work so well when the government issued the orders too late. The virus had already infected over a third of the population in places.

    This is where we are.

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    what we get is, ‘who are you?  how much did you give to my campaign??’

    And so it goes.

    The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

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      If you give a man enough rope, it will be six inches too short. This is not the nature of rope- it is the nature of man.

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      “How much did you give to my campaign?” Years ago my brother, who settles homeowner claims for a living, was invited by one of the insureds whose claim he was settling to attend a backyard fundraiser for then California Governor Gray Davis. My brother took him up on it but felt a little out of place among all the well heeled contributors. Davis spotted him as someone unfamiliar and came over to shake hands and inquire who he was. When my brother fessed up he was an insurance guy invited by the host, Gray’s face fell. He did a quick 180 and sauntered off to talk to the bigwigs. And so it goes, indeed.

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    The ONLY WAY to irradicate this virus is to not give it any human bodies to grow in. That’s it.

    All it takes is one infected person to Infect hundreds. Then those hundreds Infect hundreds more. And on and on it goes.

    And ESPECIALLY in highly populated cities like NY, Chicago and LA.

    Stupid move on his part.

    Tells me TPTB want us to DIE.


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    What happened, did he get the virus & it went straight to his brain??

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    David the Gnome
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    Could be he is hoping that if he kisses Trumps ass that Trump will be more forthcoming with federal assisstance.

    Or, he could just be a shmuck.

    The problem is that there isnt going to be economic growth at the level there was.  Certainly not for some time.  It is also worth asking if there should be.

    “Economic growth”, in the minds of most politicians seems to be corporations and billionaires getting tax breaks.  The Goldman Sachs CEO getting a 19% raise in the middle of a pandemic.  A time in our society during which economic disparity is driving political polarization, hatred – and the stirrings of potentially something worse.

    If the wealthy shared what they had freely (which, generally, they do not) economic growth would apply to all.  They dont.  It doesnt.  This is why they need to be taxed at a rate much higher than right now.

    Then, with wise leadership, social programs can be implemented to fight poverty, repair infrastructure – and so on….

    As they basically just gave the corporations and banks a bailout of over 4 trillion though…

    We are a long way from that.  When/if the curve flattens is the time to lift lockdowns.  Sadly, millions of Americans will have no health insurance or way to pay for care if this doesn’t happen.  They will lose homes and cars – and much else.

    What might have been… if we had elected Sanders?

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