The Democrats are trying to change the language again and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has now started calling the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China the “European virus.”
No this wasn’t a mistake, multiple times during his press conference he referred to COVID-19 as the “European virus.” Not one member of the press called out Cuomo for calling the coronavirus the “European virus.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is now describing the coronavirus pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China as a “European virus.”
He said this in today’s presser multiple times.
Last month he lavished praise on the Chinese government for their efforts in combatting the virus. pic.twitter.com/fTSLFRVBqr
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) May 11, 2020
Cuomo made the reference during his press conference as he announced more areas of the state can open up, the New York Post reported:
Three New York state regions have met the criteria to reopen from their coronavirus-induced shutdowns, a process that can begin by week’s end, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
“Some regions are ready to go today,” said Cuomo, in a press briefing at Rochester Regional Health’s Riedman Campus Training Center in Irondequoit, NY. “They just need to get some logistical pieces in order by the end of the week.”
Central New York and the North Country can reopen once they have at least 30 tests for every 1,000 residents available per month.
New York City — which Mayor Bill de Blasio said earlier Monday could possibly start to return to life in June — remains the farthest off region, with four of the seven boxes ticked.
The Big Apple’s rate of new hospitalizations, as well as the number of available hospital beds and ICU beds, remain short of the state-mandated thresholds.
Cuomo announced the first wave of reopenings as the number of daily deaths took a pronounced dive.
A total of 161 confirmed coronavirus fatalities were reported in the 24-hour period ending at midnight Monday, down from 207 the day before, and the lowest number since 138 were tallied on March 26.
A total of 21,639 have been confirmed dead statewide, the announcement comes as Cuomo is facing heat for his policy mandating nursing homes to take coronavirus patients. Evidence is growing that his policy contributed to the high death rate in New York.