Public health experts are overwhelmed by the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in the state of New York, perplexed as to why the situation in the Empire State is seemingly so much worse than the rest of the country.
“Part of it is the spread that may have happened on metal surfaces, like in the subway and people that were in the subway,” speculated Dr. Deborah Birx, who is leading the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the dangerous rhetoric of Democrat politicians before the crisis – more concerned about protecting Chinese feelings from virus-inspired “racism” than anything else – may have been a significant factor in exacerbating the needless spread of coronavirus in New York.
Democrats in New York City rallied behind the city’s Chinese community and urged them to have their annual Chinese New Year celebration earlier this year. When New Yorkers should have been practicing social distancing, they were instead encouraged to cluster closely together with possible carriers of the virus by Democrat politicians.
New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot urged New Yorkers to celebrate the Chinese new year in Chinatown, urging city residents to ignore “misinformation” about coronavirus in order to attend. This was from Feb. 9, when coronavirus was already a global pandemic killing thousands:
Today our city is celebrating the #LunarNewYear parade in Chinatown, a beautiful cultural tradition with a rich history in our city. I want to remind everyone to enjoy the parade and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about #coronavirus. https://t.co/bwCnIb7j8H
— Commissioner Oxiris Barbot (@NYCHealthCommr) February 9, 2020
“We have no confirmed cases in New York and we want people to know Chinatown is open and as vibrant as ever,” New York state Senator Brian Kavanagh said in February. The Democrat politician would go on to eat those words.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told the public to essentially ignore the public health crisis on Mar. 2, when there were already deaths reported in the city due to coronavirus.
Since I’m encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives + get out on the town despite Coronavirus, I thought I would offer some suggestions. Here’s the first: thru Thurs 3/5 go see “The Traitor” @FilmLinc. If “The Wire” was a true story + set in Italy, it would be this film.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) March 3, 2020
Democrat officials in New York are still more concerned about fighting racism than they are protecting the public from coronavirus. New York Attorney General Letitia James created a hotline this week that snowflakes can call to report their hurt feelings during the coronavirus pandemic.
“No one should live in fear for their life because of who they are, what they look like, or where they come from,” James said. “I encourage all victims of discriminatory actions stemming from this pandemic to contact my office. We will continue to work with local law enforcement to combat hate in all its insidious forms.”
During a time in which violent criminals are being let out on the streets due to lack of law enforcement resources, the state of New York devotes precious time and energy toward policing “racist” wrong-think during an unprecedented pandemic. The fruits of diversity and multiculturalism are on full display in virus-ravaged New York.
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Rhode Island Police Targeting New Yorkers for Mandatory Coronavirus Quarantine
State police will scrutinize New Yorkers arriving in the state.
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on Thursday that establishes strict mandatory quarantine rules for those arriving in the state from nearby New York.
“Anyone coming to Rhode Island in any way from New York must be quarantined,” said the governor at a press conference. “By order. Will be enforced. Enforceable by law.”
The executive order will require New Yorkers to identify themselves to state law enforcement or National Guard personnel and place themselves into self-quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival. The Empire State is the national ground zero for the Chinese coronavirus epidemic, and Rhode Island’s government appears highly skeptical of New Yorkers fleeing from the state.
Governor Raimondo admitted that the executive order is an “an extreme measure,” but justified its implication on the basis of the coronavirus epidemic’s severity. “I don’t want anyone to panic. If anything, Rhode Islanders should breathe a sigh of relief. We are doing things to keep ourselves safe.”
National Guard personnel are being posted at the state’s major airports, and state police are stopping passenger traffic that enters from New York. Law enforcement will follow up with New York residents that enter the state to ensure that they’re complying the law.
Raimondo established real penalties for New Yorkers that violate the self-quarantine rule, subjecting them to a maximum penalty of a $500 fine or even 90 days in prison.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed his disapproval of the move, claiming it unfairly singles out New Yorkers in a time when Americans should be uniting to combat the coronavirus epidemic.
“I don’t like it socially or culturally. I don’t like what it says about us as one state, one family. Also, I don’t believe it’s medically justified.
Florida, Maryland, Texas and California have enacted similar public health measures that scrutinize New Yorkers, but Rhode Island’s appears to be the most forceful to enter effect thus far.
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