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Old 30th November 2020, 07:17 PM   #3030
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Today Governor Andrew Cuomo released a five point plan for controlling the surge in Covid-19 cases in New York State. Cuomo said any renewed shutdown -- non-essential businesses closed, stay-at-home orders issued -- will depend on the availability of hospital beds. Cuomo warned that the holiday season is sure to cause an uptick in new cases which are already increasing, and increasing dramatically.
If a region of the state is staring down a crisis-level shortage of hospital beds, Cuomo said he could re-implement his New York on PAUSE order, which in the spring shut down all non-essential businesses, ended elective surgeries and canceled all non-essential gatherings. "It's a different phase that we're entering now, and we've been working on it over the weekend," Cuomo said Monday. "We've been spending a lot of time talking to hospital administrators, local officials all across the state this weekend to design a strategy going into this new phase." Link to Rochester NY (upstate) newspaper
As I mentioned, most of the people I know from family, friends, neighbors and co-workers generally support the idea of another shutdown if necessary. We all seem to understand that this pandemic could really get out of control unless we use caution.

New York stayed on lockdown from March through early June. We got good results. The lockdown wasn't ended until the state's regions hit certain targets. Most important was x number of days with case numbers in decline. This was as recommended by the White House guidelines, though trump played partisan politics and failed to enforce or even talk about these guidelines. Compare New York's results with Arizona. Arizona began to reopen BEFORE cases were in decline, reopening after they'd leveled off. Look at the results that produced. It was an extra month but it made a h-u-g-e difference.
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