NY's Coronavirus Panic Would Look Very Different with Different Leadership

A reasonable observer would expect a minimum level of professionalism from New York City health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot.  One wouldn't expect that someone charged with protecting New York City's public health would instead endanger the well-being of New Yorkers by ignoring the severe health ramifications and the real danger of the coronavirus. However, while most of the Democratic leadership of New York City was busy criticizing President Trump for deciding to impose travel restrictions on those entering the United States and dismissing the incoming threat of the coronavirus in February, this health commissioner was quoted stating the following on numerous TV interviews: "The risk to New Yorkers from coronavirus is low, and ... our preparedness as a city is very high." Barbot said this at a press conference supporting the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival.  "There is no reason not to take the subway, not to take a...(Read Full Article)
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