Lethally incompetent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday lifted coronavirus restrictions across most of the state, becoming the latest governor to ease such rules — coincidentally in the wake of Joe Biden‘s installment in the White House.
Breitbart News reports that nearly all of New York’s Covid-19 “cluster zones” and the extra restrictions that go with them have been lifted. The state launched the cluster zone strategy in the fall in an effort to control the coronavirus in areas seeing spikes.
“I think at this point it’s safe to say the holiday surge was anticipated, the holiday surge did happen, but the holiday surge is over,” Cuomo told reporters during a press conference in Albany.
New York state officials are looking at whether to loosen rules that require restaurants and bars to close at 10:00 p.m.
“When you keep the restaurants open late, that tends to be more problematic,” Cuomo stated. “There tends to be more crowding. There tends to be more drinking. And with restaurants, we’re trying to keep it to actual eating as opposed to the restaurant turning into a bar.”
Contrary to Cuomo’s finger-pointing at former President Trump, the governor’s own mishandling of the coronavirus from the beginning is the primary reason his state was the most tragically affected.