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There’s no debate that so far New York, and in particular New York City, has been the epicenter of America’s coronavirus pandemic.

For a time, it appeared that Florida might join its ranks as one of the hardest-hit states.


But that hasn’t happened. Deroy Murdock compares Florida’s conservative chief executive to New York’s liberal leader. When responding to the pandemic and protecting the most vulnerable residents, their decisions led to dramatically different results. (Fox News)

Any 10-year-old who has watched just five minutes of COVID-19 news would have learned one thing: Maximize the distance between this virus and the elderly. This typically frail population is COVID-19’s easiest prey.

Until Sunday, this most-basic lesson totally escaped Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., 62. But this warning propelled the COVID-19 response of Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., 41. Their divergent results are shocking: As of Friday, COVID-19 had killed 5,352 seniors in Empire State nursing homes. This pathogen had slayed 665 elders in Florida’s such facilities, despite its larger population.

SEE ALSO: Questions Arise About Cuomo’s Nursing Home Policy

On March 25, Cuomo’s Health Department ordered nursing homes (NH): “No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.”

Despite this enormous, unforeseen challenge, how could Cuomo have gleaned nothing from COVID-19’s first U.S. target: the Seattle-area’s Life Care Center had suffered 37 early-outbreak deaths. This alone should have dissuaded Cuomo from unleashing these microbes.

READ NEXT: Former CDC Chief Claims Cuomo Could’ve Prevented 50-80% of NY Deaths >>

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New York political commentor Deroy Murdock is a Fox News contributor and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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solekak227
2 years ago

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texaslady
2 years ago
Reply to  solekak227

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“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

A. D. Roberts
2 years ago
Reply to  solekak227

The whole thing is a joke. Take the testing. Such a big deal??? Not at all. You can test today and get one result. Two days from now a different result. And what do you do with that result. They have false negatives and false positives. So if they tell you that you have it but you have no symptoms, do you stay home. Not if you are smart. And if they tell you you don’t have it but you are hardly able to breathe, do you go back home? No, you go to the hospital. So what does the testing provide? Ammunition for the Democrats to keep the nation locked down.
What if the rates do go back up? We have the room in the hospitals now. Let the nation go back to work.
Want to compare the 3000 dead in Texas with the hundreds of thousands who have lost their jobs and are in line for free food? So what are they accomplishing? NOTHING.
The only thing to do is shield the elderly and sick and let the rest of the country GO TO WORK. This was never about safety. This was about destroying the economy in order to take Trump down.

Mike W
Mike W
2 years ago

Biden is a raging dumpster fire and the Democrats love him. Cuomo is a complete idiot and the Democrats love him. deBlasio and his wife cannot account for what happened to $900,000,000 entrusted to them. Alessandra wants to have JFK & LaGuardia closed down – no more air travel. Yet New Yorkers sit idly by and take it. Where I live if the mayor cannot account for what happened to tax payer money – they will go to jail.

steveo
steveo
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike W

they’re getting exactly what they voted for!i have no sympathy for them! just the ones that died!

A. D. Roberts
2 years ago
Reply to  steveo

They voted for socialism and communism since most of the yankees don’t want to work. And yes, they are planning on putting enough pressure on the Fed government and Trump to get a BAILOUT and lots of free money.
What our nation is about to get is HYPER-INFLATION. The destruction of our dollar and our economy. This is so the ONE WORLD ORDER guys are able to take over,

Billv
Billv
2 years ago

Cuomo was a disaster to the citizens of NY State and then you hsbr in the city of NY have a double disaster with the clueless and incompetent mayor! One thing might come out of it along with the criminal acts of Obama and his criminalizing federal employees, the lies and fake news from the main street media and the rag NY Times you might have a big disaster for the DemocRAT Party! I hhope it happens it would shake up the DemocRATS to start considering how to help the citizens instead of in slavery the citizens.

Micala Molnar
Micala Molnar
2 years ago
Reply to  Billv

Democrats “love” anything dumber or stupider than them. They play to those idiots so they can control them. All you have to do is examine the legislation Obama passed…stupider than dirt. Then Michele tried to shove Middle Eastern food down our American children’s throats in the public school system — which most of it went in the trash, not eaten. Duh.
Why do you think dems “pretend” to support Blacks, Latinos? Because most of those races are not highly educated and easily manipulated with promises. Only now Pres. Trump has kept his promises and those two races are supporting him, not the Dumbocrats!
Dems prey on the stupid like the cancer they are! VOTE them out in Nov 2020. They don’t deserve to be Americans or live in the Land of the Free ????!