Cuomo: Take ‘Positive Lesson’ From Pandemic Precautions

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“We’re never going to be the same again,” said Cuomo. “We’re not going to forget what happened here.”

And we shouldn’t. Churches and schools are closed, with millions ordered to stay at home.  Now playgrounds across the city and state are shut down.  

Governor Andrew Cuomo says we need to learn from this pandemic.  

“Let’s make sure we’re taking the positive lesson and not the negative lesson.”

Things like making the economy more resilient, having governments work together better, being better at tele-medicine and tele-education, and making medical supplies in this country. The lack of ventilators and the lack of a national plan has been frustrating for Governor Cuomo.

“You cannot buy ventilators. Remarkably, in a real cruel twist of fate, China is the main manufacturer for all these things,” he said. “It all comes back to China.”

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump says the federal government will hold off on sending out almost 10,000 ventilators in preparation for the peak of the outbreak.

“We have to hold them back, because the surge is coming and it’s coming pretty strong. And we want to be able to immediately move it into place,” said Trump. 

The president says the next two weeks will be rough and that the country should prepare for 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus. But Dr. Anthony Fauci says “stay-at-home” measures could help mitigate the disease.

“It’s inconvenient from a societal standpoint, from an economic standpoint, to go through this, but this is going to be the answer to our problems,” explained Fauci. 

Cuomo says, in the end, this will be a transformative experience.

“The fear that we have, the anxiety that we have, that’s not just going to go away. When do we get back to normal?” he asked. “I don’t think we get back to normal. I think we get back, or we get to a new normal.”