New York City, Epi Center, The New York Times discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
A Corona virus in the World New York Democrats have been very critical of how long it took president trump to take serious action in the fight against Corona virus. But Dr Thomas Friedman the former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He told The New York Times that if New York state and New York City had adopted social distancing physical distancing a week or two earlier the death toll in New York could have been reduced by anywhere from fifty to eighty percent. Didn't New York politicians dropped the ball here to we'll look. I think our governor and our mayor has done a great job and I think most of America agrees. It's very hard when you don't have the federal cooperation when you have the president early on saying it's a hoax or it'll go away or don't worry about it to get things done. I think our state and our city has done a terrific terrific job given that we were the EPI center. San Francisco ordered schools closed on March twelfth. Ohio did the same with five confirmed cases on on March fifteenth. Blasi ordered New York City schools to close with three hundred twenty nine cases. A New York state wide stayed home order was announced on March twentieth. A day after California. You don't think more could have been done earlier. I mean other states. We're taking action. Look again we were the epicenter. That was so many things to do getting ventilator so people wouldn't die was important getting the PCP for the healthcare workers. What's important or many things that were very very important. As I said I think both Cuomo and de Blasio get very high marks for how they've handled this. I WanNa ask you one other question Sarah Congresswoman Alexandria Cossio Cortez. This week did not rule out a possible. Two thousand twenty two primary run against you. Are you confident you could look throughout my career? I've done my job. I'm totally focused on this cove. It we are the EPI center and I found throughout my career. You do your job everything else. Works out okay. All Right Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Democrat of New York. Thank you Sir for your time and I hope everyone in your world is safe and healthy. Thanks so much for being with US. Thank you thank you. Jake can stay healthy too as governor start to plan how they're stationed might begin to reopen. What will the new normal? Look like Maryland governor. Larry Hogan will join me next plus. The president is publicly attacking and undermining the efforts of three democratic governors two of them governors..