Okay, it’s time we start blaming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the nationwide outbreak for the Wuhan coronavirus. It wasn’t necessarily a hard puzzle. New York City is the epicenter of the US-based outbreak. It has the most cases and most deaths. In March, the NYC health commissioner presented Billy with evidence of an outbreak and suggested protocols to shut the city down to help stop the spread. Billy refused. Like China, Bill sat on his hands until he was forced to enact lockdown measures. China waited a week to do anything after their discovery that this virus will likely become a pandemic. Data now shows that New York City was the portal to this hell we’re in, though I doubt Billy or other New York officials will be held accountable for their incompetent response to this virus. The New York Times did write about the new data that shows the Big Apple was the placed that “seeded” the US-based outbreak [emphasis mine]:
New York City’s coronavirus outbreak grew so large by early March that the city became the primary source of new infections in the United States, new research reveals, as thousands of infected people traveled from the city and seeded outbreaks around the country.
The research indicates that a wave of infections swept from New York City through much of the country before the city began setting social distancing limits to stop the growth. That helped to fuel outbreaks in Louisiana, Texas, Arizona and as far away as the West Coast.
The findings are drawn from geneticists’ tracking signature mutations of the virus, travel histories of infected people and models of the outbreak by infectious disease experts.
“We now have enough data to feel pretty confident that New York was the primary gateway for the rest of the country,” said Nathan Grubaugh, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health.
The central role of New York’s outbreak shows that decisions made by state and federal officials — including waiting to impose distancing measures and to limit international flights — helped shape the trajectory of the outbreak and allowed it to grow in the rest of the country.
During crucial weeks in March, New York’s political leaders waited to take aggressive action, even after identifying hundreds of cases, giving the virus a head start…
So, you can see why the liberal media is freaking out about red states re-opening. It makes them look bad. These are the guardians of the Acela Corridor. The morally superior and self-righteous mecca of intolerant liberals who think they know what’s best for everyone sowed the seeds of the US-based outbreak. That’s a narrative killer. Remember these people have degrees in how to be a whiny little…you-know-what, so who cares about those who live outside of urban areas, right? Well, the areas where these philosopher kings that dominate the professional left inhabit is where COVID is most active. And these are the people who believe in science, though they also think that the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine causes autism because some doctor, who has been stripped of his credentials because he’s a quack, set the world ablaze with a huge science fake news story. It’s their areas that are still heavily infested. The same cannot be said for Oklahoma and more rural states. So, to protect their Democratic allies, they make up stories about rural hotspots. How the demands for people to get to work are grounded in racism or something. Oh, and if you want the lockdowns to end, you want black people to die. It all reeks of desperation.
Really astonishing that BDB and Cuomo haven't gotten more criticism for their obvious errors from the start of this crisis. https://t.co/T2x30moLw5— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) May 7, 2020
March 15 https://t.co/V05i3V09nU— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 7, 2020
New York fucked up so bad on so many levels and you wouldn’t gleam a hint of it reading the top major newspapers or watching 90% of cable news shows.— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) May 7, 2020
Over half of the states in the country can and should start to re-open, they weren’t hard hit and we’ve flattened the curve. Our health care system wasn’t overrun. For those who can start to re-open. For New York City, yes, it’s going to take a while longer. That’s the price you pay for having a doofus communist mayor who told people to go out and about as if nothing were happening in March. And yet, the voters here still think Comrade Bill is doing a bang-up job.
Approval rating on handling the coronavirus response among New York City voters via Quinnipiac poll:— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) May 6, 2020
Governor Cuomo: 87% approve, 11% disapprove
Mayor de Blasio: 63% approve, 30% disapprove
President Trump: 25% approve, 72% disapprove
But hey, he did his best, right? He did his best...for a drooling vegetable.
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