NYC Mayor deBlasio said it yesterday….
If Trump wants to try to get back to normalcy?
State and local government’s MUST have the ability to monitor their populations in almost real time for virus flare up’s that WILL occur….
Trump does NOT want increased testing because of the time factor…
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday predicted a second wave of coronavirus cases, arguing in a TV interview that he and other U.S. leaders must prepare for a resurgence as they eye lifting restrictions on everyday life.
“If we’re not expecting a second wave or a mutation of this virus, then we have learned nothing,” Cuomo, whose state has seen the most cases in the U.S., said in a morning interview on MSNBC. “I think this is one of the new normals now in public health, like we go through the environment, like we’ve gone through the economy. That is why it is such an important period for government.”
Evidence has emerged in recent days that the caseload in America, even in hotspots like New York City, may not reach the worst-case scenarios envisioned by early modeling projections. Cuomo said that’s attributable to the public’s adherence with social distancing efforts imposed by governments.
“Our compliance has worked, our closedown has worked,” Cuomo said. “That has dropped the number of new hospitalizations — and we hope that continues — and our behavior will determine that.“
That’s led some to begin agitating for the country to move away from some of the unprecedented actions taken to curtail the virus’ spread. President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would like parts of the country that have been less affected by the outbreak to resume business operations by May.
That may not be feasible for places like New York, where the daily death toll Thursday hit a record for the third day in a row with nearly 800 residents dead across the state. Cuomo has said the ability for widespread testing is a prerequisite for the economy to come back.
“You have to have millions and millions of tests, frankly, faster and better than we have done to date,” he said…..