FoxNews.com reports that
Normal life in New York City “is a few months away at minimum” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday, even as city continues to see a decline in coronavirus cases.
“Reopening … obviously is a few months away at a minimum,” the mayor said in response to a caller asking about small businesses and COVID-19 restrictions during an appearance on WNYC radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.”
De Blasio said his administration is taking steps to bring the city out of the crisis. Parts of that includes the expansion of testing, tracing and isolation. The rate of infections sharply declined from 58 percent on April 11 to 23 percent Friday, the New York Post reported.
As of Friday, the city had recorded 164,505 cases, including 13,000 deaths. De Blasio announced 2,637 new confirmed cases were discovered Thursday, as well as 202 deaths.
“If you open up too soon you could pretty much guarantee a resurgence of the disease,” he said of scientific data.
In addition to testing, de Blasio will establish a series of advisory groups that will meet weekly beginning in May to discuss ways reopen the city. The Fair Recovery Task Force will formulate a recovery effort to rebuild the economy and another will work to address the racial disparity in COVID-19 infections and deaths.
“The goal is not to go back to the status quo, but to spur a recovery that confronts deep inequities, reaches into every neighborhood, and leaves New York stronger than ever,” the mayor’s office said last week while announcing the task force groups.
On Friday, de Blasio announced plans to open up to 100 miles of streets to provide open space for pedestrians beginning next week. Approximately 4.5 miles inside city parks and 2.7 miles adjacent to the parks will be opened to reduce crowding, he said.
While New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been praised for his response to the crisis, de Blasio’s efforts have received mixed results. He was recently criticized for overseeing the break up of a large Jewish funeral in Brooklyn.
If you have not figured it out yet, gentle readers, this is all about control.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is a communist.
And, like his idols, Marx and Lenin, de Blasio believes that the Proletariat MUST be kept under control.
In the early days of the pandemic, the Mayor told New Yorkers to go about their normal activities.
His ignorance, coupled with the fact that New Yorkers live their lives packed together like a can of sardines, caused the Big Apple to be thoroughly infected by the Chinese Coronavirus.
In fact, the New York/New Jersey area presently has 50% of the Covid-19 cases in America.
However, to attempt to close down one of the Biggest metropolitan areas in the whole wide world for “a dew more months, at least” shows an insensitivity to those New Yorkers who need to go back to work right now in over to keep up with their bills.
Like Governor Whitmer of Michigan, Mayor de Blasio seems to be quite enamored of the level of control which he has over the citizens of New York City.
This is the same guy who New York’s Finest (the police) have been turning their backs on when he speaks in public.
This is a Mayor who will be hollering and screaming to his staff to “get me the White House please”…because he is extremely positive that his state will get bailed out again.
De Blasio is an embarrassment,
Hopefully, de Blasio will change his mind and open up New York City soon.
Until He Comes,