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Make that more than 9,000.
9,225 as of this moment.
Now doubling in just over two days.
Yo! Alan, I'm sure sorry about your extreme jealousy
that we in USA, get to elect our own head of state.
While you have the one selected by birth, and she's
93 years old, has chosen to live in England,
and prefers her corgis to you Canadians.
And sorry about your anger, that we picked a jerk.
It happened, and perhaps will again.
But meanwhile as to the Covid 19,
Cuomo: You Know Who’s Doing A Good Job On NY’s COVID-19 Outbreak? Trump
ED MORRISSEYPosted at 1:31 pm on March 18, 2020
Perhaps this crisis might produce a better environment for cooperation
after all. This statement might have been seen as a simple
process-smoothing sop from Andrew Cuomo to Donald Trump, but Cuomo
sounds pretty sincere — and detailed in his praise. In his press
conference updating events on the COVID-19 outbreak, Cuomo emphasized
that he and Trump have always had a good working relationship, and that
Trump has been “fully engaged” in the coronavirus containment efforts in
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“We’re fighting the same war,” Cuomo said of Trump, and “we’re in the
same trench.” That’s quite a change of pace from the partisan bickering
of the past few weeks:
Fauci: If your social distancing measures look like an overreaction then
you're probably doing the right thing
Cuomo compliments President Trump's response to New York's coronavirus
crisis, saying the president is "fully engaged on trying to help New
York" and "very creative and energetic"
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Cuomo’s complimentary treatment of Trump has a solid factual basis too,
at least for Cuomo. The governor announced that New York has now
confirmed more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 infection, the most of any
state, and that requires a more robust response. Trump has now ordered a
Navy hospital ship to go to New York City to provide more capacity for
overtaxed medical facilities in the state, which will help address an
anticipated bed shortage over the next few weeks:
UPDATE: The federal government is sending a hospital ship to New York,
the USNS Comfort.
The Comfort, which has about 1,000 rooms on it, will be moored in New
Hospital beds are what we need.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced there are now over 2,000 cases of
coronavirus in New York – the most in the country.
A total of 549 people are currently hospitalized – approximately 23
percent of the total number of cases. However, 108 confirmed coronavirus
cases have been discharged from hospitals since the start of the pandemic.
Gov. Cuomo stressed that the rate of the curve of the virus suggests
that in 45 days the state could need up to 110,000 beds. Currently,
there is a capacity of 53,000 beds in the state.
The White House announced today that the Army Corps of Engineers is
consulting with Cuomo on building out more hospital space, too, a key
concern for Cuomo. Small wonder, then, that Cuomo felt compelled to show
some grace — and thankfully, Cuomo decided to do so.
That wasn’t the only news out of Cuomo’s presser. While he offered
solicitous praise for Trump, Cuomo at least indirectly rebuked New York
City mayor Bill de Blasio for his suggestion of a total lockdown.
“That’s not going to happen,” Cuomo declared:
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rejected the notion that New York City
could be facing a ‘Shelter-in-place’ order on Wednesday, contradicting a
warning from Mayor Bill de Blasio that residents should prepare for one.
“That is not going to happen, shelter in place, for New York City,” said
Cuomo on a Wednesday morning podcast. “For any city or county to take an
emergency action, the state has to approve it. And I wouldn’t approve
shelter in place.” …
De Blasio’s preparation warning on Tuesday followed an announcement that
New York City would be testing 5,000 residents for the COVID-19 Wuhan
virus per day, while “highly prioritizing” those that should be tested.
De Blasio and Cuomo presented a united front when announcing the closure
of NYC schools until at least April 20, but Cuomo said a mandated
quarantine would be more of a problem than the spread of disease.
“Quarantine in place, you can’t leave your home…the fear, the panic is a
bigger problem than the virus,” Cuomo said during the Wednesday interview.
Clearly, Cuomo doesn’t have any trouble telling de Blasio that he’s not
in the same trench, so to speak, even if they’re fighting the same war.
That underscores the sincerity of Cuomo’s remarks about Trump, or at
least the graciousness involved in making them part of the public
record. If we can get more of that in both directions, perhaps our
social distancing now will result in more political cooperation down the
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