Cuomo says without federal aid, he's going to gut education and hospitals. Not welfare. Not green energy. Education and hospitals. That's what he thinks of you.
— Bob Lonsberry (@BobLonsberry) April 19, 2020
Every horribly run blue state is going to use this as an excuse to bail out their years of financial mismanagement
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference on Saturday that for states to ramp up coronavirus testing and eventually reopen, they desperately need additional funding from the federal government.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority’s decision to cut back its train service to accommodate the reduced demand may have indeed helped to shore up the agency’s financial position, but it most likely accelerated the spread of coronavirus throughout the city. That’s because the resulting reduction in train service tended to maintain passenger density, the key factor driving viral propagation (Goldbaum and Cook 2020). How ironic it is that, from the public health perspective, the optimal policy would have been to double – maybe even triple – the frequency of train service. The agency’s decision to convert multiple express lines into local service only enhanced the risk of contagion (Goldbaum 2020).
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