New York has vastly overtaken the West Coast as the epicenter of the coronavirus in the U.S.A., and is on course to become the world epicenter any day now.
Why has New York soared past Washington and California, where the coronavirus first took hold in the U.S.?
The answer is that New York City did not take social distancing measures seriously, and public health officials actually encouraged large congregations in the name of political correctness.
New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot posted the following tweet on February 9:
“Today our city is celebrating the #LunarNewYear parade in Chinatown, a beautiful cultural tradition with a rich history in our city. I want to remind everyone to enjoy the parade and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about #coronavirus.”
Chair of New York City Council health committee, Mark Levine, likewise posted images of huge crowds gathering in NYC’s Chinatown, saying it was a” powerful show of defiance of #coronavirus scare.”
Whatever one may think of President Trump’s handling of the virus to date, it is widely agreed that his decision to ban travel from China helped to slow the spread to the United States.
Reporting at Town Hall, “Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been at the center of the Trump Administration’s coronavirus task force, offered praise for President Trump’s decision to ban travel from China and close our Northern border.”
“’Unfortunately, Italy did not do that. They had an open border.’ Dr. Fauci said.”
Italy remains the most affected country by the coronavirus which originated in Wuhan, China. While borders have since closed around the world, it was much too late to stop the spread. Political correctness clouded the judgment of leaders on a national and local scale, and people living in places such as New York City are now paying a heavy price for their leaders’ poor decisions.