New York Governor Andrew Cuomo forcefully rejected the idea of a federal quarantine on the state of New York during an appearance on CNN Saturday, going so far as to describe such a proposal as a “federal declaration of war.”
New York is currently ground zero for the Chinese coronavirus in the United States. One third of total cases in the country are in the Empire State.
Cuomo described proposals for a federal quarantine on the state, in which travel would be restricted from New York to other states in the union, as “totally bizarre, counter-productive, anti-American, anti-social.”
The President ultimately ended up deciding against the idea of a quarantine targeting New York on Saturday, after initially considering it. President Trump ultimately decided that the Center for Disease Control would provide a travel advisory, considering the advanced nature of the epidemic in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
On the recommendation of the White House CoronaVirus Task Force, and upon consultation with the Governor’s of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, I have asked the @CDCgov to issue a strong Travel Advisory, to be administered by the Governors, in consultation with the….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2020
It’s probably for the best that President Trump ultimately decided against a federal quarantine targeting New York and the tristate area. Such an unprecedented federal action would inflame relations between Americans in an hour of crisis where they must unite beyond regional boundaries to overcome the coronavirus epidemic as one nation.
Other states in the union have proven less willing to treat citizens of New York in an equitable manner as it is ravaged by the coronavirus. Rhode Island’s Governor- a Democrat, like Cuomo- enacted a draconian executive order that forces New Yorkers fleeing to the state to identify themselves to state law enforcement, and orders them to subject themselves to mandatory 14-day quarantines.
The people of the United States will ultimately defeat the coronavirus epidemic as a nation, even if some Democrat-run states want to single out New Yorkers for questionable medical scrutiny.
Italian Study Claims Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine is Half as Effective in Obese People
Obesity may make it more difficult for the immune system to generate enough antibodies.
Italian scientists have found that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine could be half as effective in obese people.
The results of their study showed that compared to healthy people, obese healthcare workers generated only half the antibodies after receiving the vaccine. The scientists thus suggested that obese people may need another round of the vaccine or bigger doses.
These results are consistent with previous findings which say that the flu vaccine may only be half as effective in obese people as it is in healthy people. Vaccines in general may be less effective in obese people because their immune systems are more impaired due to constant inflammation.
This study, however, only included 26 obese people, and so it could be too small of a sample size to make a definitive connection between obesity and fewer COVID antibodies generated.
In other COVID vaccine news, Big League Politics recently reported that Donald and Melania Trump received the jab before departing the White House in January:
Former President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received a coronavirus vaccine at the White House in January, according to new reporting Monday from Axios, citing an unnamed Trump advisor.
Three American coronavirus vaccines were development through public-private partnerships during Donald Trump’s presidency. President Trump urged Americans to receive the coronavirus vaccine during his CPAC speech on Sunday.
“We took care of a lot of people — including, I guess, on Dec. 21, we took care of Joe Biden, because he got his shot, he got his vaccine,” Trump said during the speech, his first extended public remarks since leaving the presidential throne. “So everybody, go get your shot.” Biden had gone on to falsely claim that President Trump hadn’t overseen the development and rollout of a vaccine, despite receiving it while his predecessor was President.
Legitimate scientific consensus indicates that the vaccine is largely safe to receive, although individuals with serious health conditions may experience side effects. President Trump and the First Lady had come down with the coronavirus in October, with the couple spending several days at Walter Reed Hospital in DC to recover.
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