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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, April 01, 2020

NEW YORK " New York City's top health officials were tracking warning signs of the flu, and didn't like what they were seeing: A massive, late-season spike in influenza-like-illnesses that revealed a troubling aberration.

So on March 10, Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot went to City Hall to share the findings with Mayor Bill de Blasio and urge him to begin taking more drastic action to control the spread of the coronavirus, which has since claimed 450 lives across New York City. De Blasio resisted, believing that closing schools, restaurants and cultural centers would cripple the city's economy and disproportionately hurt the marginalized residents he aims to prioritize.

What followed was a week of mixed messages, delayed decisions and feuds that escalated to what one person described as "warfare" amongst city officials, all while the federal government withheld critical aid to New York and Gov. Andrew Cuomo grappled with whether to impose draconian mandates.

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#DEBLASIOFORPRESIDENT !!!!!!

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-04-01 04:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Wait...I thought the official guidance from Priorities USA is that Trump, and only Trump, has "blood on his hands."

-The DR Left

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-04-01 04:54 PM | Reply

It took them a minute to figure out how they were going to make sure that kids who depend on the school system for two meals a day were going to continue to be able to eat. I haven't been a DeBlasio supporter for a while now but you can't fault him for trying to figure out the best way to handle the situation. At least he wasn't running around calling it a hoax or anything.

#3 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-04-01 07:05 PM | Reply

"It took them a minute to figure out how they were going to make sure that kids who depend on the school system for two meals a day were going to continue to be able to eat."

Wait. Those kids aren't in the "acceptable losses" column?

That's going to hurt the economy even more!

At some point we're really going to have to start thinking about the needs of the Dow 30, the Standard and Poor's 500, and even the Russell 2000.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-01 07:15 PM | Reply

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