Govener Andrew Cuomo Plagiarizes Donald Trump: "We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely."
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.
Andrew Cuomo wants to reopen New York's economy despite CDC warnings.
Governor Cuomo, best known for the large number of deaths in New York nursing homes due to his policies of forcing nursing homes to take in COVID positive patients, knows too well what the price of the haunting bargain required to reopen the New York Economy before a vaccination program is completed -- tens of thousands more lives in a pandemic that is getting worse not better.
It's one he now appears ready to pay, if not explain to the American people, at a moment of national trial that his administration has constantly underplayed.
Depressing new death toll projections and infection data on Monday dashed the optimism stirred by more than half the country taking various steps to reopen an economy and where New York's post-COVID job losses outpace all but one other state.