New York Governor Andrew Cuomo admitted a “shocking” discovery on Wednesday that a recent study has shown that a vast majority of coronavirus patients in his state became infected while obeying quarantine and staying home.
The study compiled preliminary data from over 100 hospitals throughout the state and involved over 1,000 patients. It found that 66 percent of COVID-19 admissions were patients who became sick while listening to the experts and sheltering at home. The second highest number of individuals admitted to hospitals to be treated for coronavirus came from nursing homes at 18 percent.
“If you notice, 18% of the people came from nursing homes, less than 1% came from jail or prison, 2% came from the homeless population, 2% from other congregate facilities, but 66% of the people were at home, which is shocking to us,” Cuomo said while addressing the public.
“This is a surprise: Overwhelmingly, the people were at home,” he added. “We thought maybe they were taking public transportation, and we’ve taken special precautions on public transportation, but actually no, because these people were literally at home.”
This news shows that Cuomo has been misleading people with false information during his previous press conferences. He previously gave advice to New Yorkers that reassured them without merit.
“I was afraid that it was going to infect my family no matter what I did. We’re past that,” Cuomo said during a press conference that took place on April 13. “If you isolate, if you take the precautions, your family won’t get infected.”
The quarantine does not appear to be working, and now more virulent strains of coronavirus are emerging as the public lacks the herd immunity to fight back:
A group of scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory are warning of a new strain of the coronavirus disease that is more contagious than the original.
The scientists published their research into the new strain of the disease in a paper on Tuesday. They claim that the new form of coronavirus originated in Europe before spreading to the United States, and could in time prove to be even more dangerous.
The current general scientific consensus is that patients who have recovered from coronavirus cannot get sick with the disease a second time. The spread of a new strain of the virus could make it possible for humans with coronavirus antibodies to incur the viral disease a second time.
“The mutation Spike D614G is of urgent concern; after beginning to spread in Europe in early February, when introduced to new regions it repeatedly and rapidly becomes the dominant form. Also, we present evidence of recombination between locally circulating strains, indicative of multiple strain infections. These finding have important implications for SARS-CoV-2 transmission, pathogenesis and immune interventions.”
The bureaucrats and the supposed experts have recommended guidelines that could ultimately be a death sentence for millions of Americans.
As Trump Leaves Office, Media Cites Ineffectiveness of Lockdowns and Democratic Leaders Display Eagerness to Reopen
Right on cue.
With President Donald Trump’s impending exit from the White House, many are starting to perceive pivots from Democratic leaders and the mainstream media on the ineffectiveness of lockdowns and the reopening of society.
For example, Newsweek ran an article Thursday titled “COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows.” The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, found through a mathematical model that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on [COVID-19] case growth in any country.”
This is just one study, of course, so it may not reflect objective reality any more than one study which concludes that lockdowns saved “millions of lives.” But after getting bombarded with messages from the media that lockdowns were necessary—with the opposite message found only on explicitly conservative outlets like Big League Politics—it may seem too coincidental to see such a story while the changing of the presidential guard takes place.
Not only that, it also comes at a time when some Democratic leaders appear to be chomping at the bit to reopen restaurants, bars, and schools—after several months of harsh insistence that they all must stay closed in the name of “safety” and “public health.”
On Monday, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the reopening of the state’s economy “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,” Cuomo tweeted.
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.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot put out a similar call on Thursday, saying that bars and restaurants need to reopen “as quickly as possible” because it will help those businesses survive and reduce the number of large private parties and gatherings.
And incoming president Joe Biden recently pitched a $175 billion plan to return children to school, $130 billion of which would be for public elementary, middle, and high schools, the other $35 billion for colleges and universities. Many teachers unions stubbornly refused to return to in-person classes for the longest time, but now that Biden has come out in support of in-person classes, don’t be surprised to see them suddenly change their tune.
The left is so predictable, isn’t it?
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