The coronavirus lockdowns have crushed businesses all across the country.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo has been one of the staunchest supporters of the draconian measures undertaken.
But Cuomo just made an infuriating admission about COVID-19.
Pro-lockdown officials have been inconsistent at best and dishonest at worst when it comes to COVID-19 procedures.
Andrew Cuomo is most certainly guilty of this.
Not long ago, he said he would refuse to take the COVID vaccine if it were being administered by the Trump administration.
Cuomo went to extreme measures to stop New Yorkers from opening their businesses and congregating at houses of worship.
But now Cuomo is singing a different tune.
Regarding the interminable lockdowns, Cuomo said:
“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high…We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.”
This is precisely what many have been saying for months.
Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, who now says society won’t open until people take the vaccine, previously said that the country cannot stay locked down forever.
Members of the medical community—whose politics run the gamut—have said enduring COVID policies are doing far more harm than good.
Screening for cancer, tuberculosis, and other illnesses are down significantly because of emphasis on the coronavirus.
Schools have been shut down even though data shows that kids are not at great risk from the virus and are not super-spreaders.
Even The New York Times had to admit that Donald Trump was right about pushing for schools to reopen.
Tens of millions of Americans are still unemployed and countless businesses have closed their doors permanently.
Other people are bleeding through their savings just to stay afloat.
And several prominent Democrat politicians got caught violating their own COVID-19 restrictions.
California governor Gavin Newsom got caught multiple times attending lavish dinners while his state was locked down.
Cuomo has finally come to his senses on COVID, but that’s after he managed the crisis arguably worse than any other state.
He made the fatal decision to put COVID patients back in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
But because he’s a media darling of the left, he was awarded an Emmy for his television press briefings about the virus.
Cuomo also wrote a self-aggrandizing book detailing how he “conquered” the virus.
Cuomo’s flip-flop is convenient now that Joe Biden will soon be in the White House.
Democrats were determined to squeeze the life out of the country just to hurt Trump.
But they’ve gone too far.
As Cuomo said, “we will have nothing left to open” if the country continues on this trajectory.