Tired of retyping this, so I’ll repost it.
I keep seeing this bit about Cuomo doing the wrong thing, and he certainly compounded it by trying to cover up how many died in nursing homes. And I have no problem with saying that was the wrong thing.
But somehow nobody wants to answer that question “What should Cuomo have done?” What was this magical “right thing to do?”
Situation : Hospitals so overcrowded they are keeping patients in tents. Elderly being released from the hospital, who CANNOT live alone, they came from nursing homes. Many or most have no relatives who can take them in, and even so, those relatives would be catching COVID so it’s no solution.
EVEN IF we assume it was known early on to Cuomo that these patients were infectious, what could he do with them? Where does he put them? They can’t go to hospitals, the hospitals are throwing them out! They can’t live alone.
And, you’ve got a really short timeline to figure that out, during a crisis.
So what was the “right thing”? I really am not seeing this magical “right answer” that would fix it all without pain, instantly, with no lead time at all, no delay while building something, it’s there, on the ground, and it can be used almost instantly.
What is this right answer that’s apparently known to the media and all the right wing, but nobody else?
From Wikipedia :
The first case of COVID-19 in the U.S. state of New York during the pandemic was confirmed on March 1, 2020,2 and the state quickly became an epicenter of the pandemic, with a record 12,274 new cases reported on April 4 and approximately 29,000 more deaths reported for the month of April than the same month in 2019.
There seems to be this assumption that a genie lives in the governors pocket that can come up with thousands of empty rooms and hundreds of attendants at the drop of a hat.