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Daily COVID-19 Deaths Fall Under 100 For First Time in 2 Months: Cuomo

May 23, 2020 – Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo provides a coronavirus update during a press conference at the Executive Mansion. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

By Michael Dorgan, May 23, 2020

The number of New Yorkers that have died from COVID-19 in a single day has dropped below 100 for the first time in two months, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today.

The governor said that 84 people across New York died from the virus Friday – marking a significant milestone in the state’s effort to combat the virus.

“Eighty-four is still a tragedy but the fact that it is down is really good news,” Cuomo said at a press briefing Saturday.

The last time New York State lost less than 100 people to COVID-19 on a single day was March 24, when 76 deaths were reported, according to official state data.

“It’s a sign that we’re making really good progress”, he said.

In the past number of weeks, New York has seen a decline in hospitalization rates, intubations and new cases, Cuomo said.

The news comes as more regions get set to reopen and other restrictions are lifted.

Mid-Hudson has been green-lighted to reopen Tuesday, although it still needs to increase the number of people trained to trace and track infected people.

Long Island can follow suit on Wednesday if hospital deaths continue to fall, the governor said.

That would leave New York City as the only region in the state subject to stay-at-home orders. However, Mayor de Blasio said Thursday that the city could begin reopening as early as June 1.

Last night the governor expanded on a May 21 executive order – that permitted gatherings of up to 10 people to take place at Memorial Day ceremonies – to all public gatherings.

The new order permits all public gatherings of up to 10 people – including faith services – provided social distancing rules are adhered to.

The move follows a lawsuit by the New York Civil Liberties Union that argued that the initial order infringed on New Yorkers’ First Amendment rights by allowing certain gatherings but limiting protests and demonstrations during the pandemic.

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Cuomo’s rules are utterly arbitrary. The “pandemic” is over, and it’s been over for at least a month. End the lockdown which will kill more people than the virus.

Note that over 500 physicians wrote a letter to Trump:

Written by Simone Gold, a California emergency medical specialist, and further signed by hundreds of doctors, the letter adds “The millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure.”

In youths it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse,” the letter further urges.

It notes that “Suicide hotline phone calls have increased 600%,” while sales of alcohol have increased 300% to 600%.

“Because the harm is diffuse, there are those that hold it does not exist. We, the undersigned, know otherwise,” the letter concludes.

That is all completely false

> The “pandemic” is over, and it’s been over for at least a month

100k dead Americans and climbing. Trump had the info 4 months ago. Decided to act at the end of March. 53k Americans died in Vietnam…

You don’t wear a mask in public do you?


“100k dead Americans and climbing.”

The death total always climbs. How could it go backwards? The death RATE, however, which is what matters, and the hospitalization rates, are collapsing everywhere. That means it’s over. Learn basic math.

Wearing a mask outdoors is stupid. Your chances of getting the virus outdoors is basically zero, unless somebody coughs directly in your mouth. It’s not my fault that you’ve believed a tremendous number of lies.


Oops! They may have to reopen. Time to come up with a new mandatory criterion that hasn’t been met yet.


Testing should be free. Treatment should be free. It’s not. Tracing is not even up. We have none of the 3 T’s required for safe re-opening. 2nd wave will happen. My question is, at what point will the government pull the plug THE SECOND TIME?

mayor of vernon blvd

Hey! You forgot to say the sky is falling!
At this time there are small and very well defined risk groups for being hospitalized or perishing from this virus.
The biggest risk right now is the vast majority of people, especially young people who have no paychecks and even if their employment re-opened tomorrow are looking at financial insecurity for at least the next year, perhaps longer. Food security is a real issue for many people right now.
It is time to re-open our local economy for the masses. The people at highest risk – individuals who are immuno-suppressed, have serious respiratory issues, have cardiac issues, diabetics, the obese, people who live in nursing homes and in general people over 75 years of age should continue taking any precautions that they deem necessary until this virus dies down (just like every virus before this one).


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