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Cuomo threatens to fine de Blasio over NYC COVID-19 enforcement

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo: ‘They need to enforce the law’

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New York City is seeing the largest spike in positive coronavirus cases since July, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not taking the situation lightly.  The New York governor threatened to fine the city and other municipalities over failure to enforce state coronavirus restrictions Friday, as outbreaks of the virus continue to worsen in Brooklyn and Queens.

The $10,000 a day fine that Cuomo is threatening to levy against City Hall is comparatively small, but it provides yet another example of the governor’s mounting frustration with Mayor de Blasio’s management of the crisis or lack thereof.

“These hotspot ZIP codes, the numbers are continuing to go up in many of these zip codes,” Cuomo told reporters via a telephone press briefing, according to the New York Post.

“That means by definition compliance is not where it needs to be,” he added. “That’s how the virus spreads, they need to enforce the law.”

With the growing case numbers, health officials are tracking four large outbreaks, specifically the two large clusters in Brooklyn.

Despite Cuomo’s growing rage, de Blasio seemed rather nonchalant about the severity of the city’s case numbers, arguing that the outbreak is still largely contained to 11 zip codes.

“The city of New York, right now, outside of those 11 neighborhoods – 1.08 percent [positive test rate],” de Blasio said on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show. “Just exactly where we have been and very, very favorable; the kind of low-level positivity that any place else in the country would want.”

De Blasio continued to say that city agencies would firm up on the enforcement of social distancing protocols in the specific cluster neighborhoods.

“In these neighborhoods, we’re doing more and more intense enforcement,” the mayor said. “I don’t want to see a shutdown in these neighborhoods, but we’ve been very clear now for many days and community leaders heard it and they know it that that is a live possibility if we don’t see a turn around in these numbers soon.”

Many of the positive case numbers in Brooklyn and Queens are focused in neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations where officials have struggled to conduct outreach and enforcement during the pandemic, according to the New York Post.
As case numbers continue to rise in the Big Apple, Cuomo and de Blasio will continue to butt heads until a consensus is reached.

And if de Blasio wants to avoid reaching into his pockets to pay the fine, he’d better enforce the promised changes, quickly.

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  1. WILLIAMDTIPTON

    October 2, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    WHATS NEW?
    DEBLASIO WAS THE IDIOT WHO TOLD NYERS THAT THE VIRUS WASNT VERY CONTAGIOUS AND WASNT ANY WORSE THAN THE COMMON FLU.

  2. Susanna

    October 2, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    DeBlasio is an idiot!

  3. Rance Arnold

    October 3, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Well yes, but Tbf, so did fauchi and the WHO.

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BLM Leader Vows to ‘Abolish’ NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Vax Passports

Says ‘Free Pass to Racism’,  ‘Modern-Day Freedom Papers’

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New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s vaccine mandates and consequential vaccine passports necessary to enter most bars and restaurants in the city are being dubbed racist by a Black Lives Matter leader.

Chivona Newsome co-founded the Greater New York Chapter of BLM and also ran as a congressional candidate in 2020 for New York’s 15th district sent a statement to Fox News explaining the claims of racism.

“Although Mayor Bill De Blasio ran on progressives values, nothing in his tenure will attest to his campaign promises,” Newsome stated. “The September 13th vaccine mandate is racist and specifically targets Black New Yorkers. The vaccination passports are modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people.”

De Blasio’s mandates went into effect September 13, ordering indoor establishments making patrons show proof of vaccination before entering. Businesses can face fines up to $5,000 for not complying. On September 20, the Mayor’s office announced it had already issued 3,200 warnings to businesses in the first week.

Newsome continued, “The vaccination mandates infringe upon the civil liberties of the Black community…It’s more than where we can dine or enjoy entertainment, it will result in loss of income. As of Monday, September 27, Black health care workers and educators will lose their jobs.”

Newsome’s concerns for minorities and repercussions such as losing jobs is the same reasoning hundreds of groups and unions across the country have stood up against Biden’s vaccine mandate. Postal workers, Police unions, Nurse Unions and Hospital administrators are all amongst those expressing outrage.

Newsome says De Blasio’s actions are a direct attack on black Americans, and he “chose to disenfranchise and force the very people who elected him into poverty and second-class citizenship.”

She explained that de Blasio is, “fully aware of the hesitancy and distrust people of African descent have about vaccination and their interactions with government and law enforcement.” Newsome concluded, “the vaccination passport will not be a free pass to racism. Our organization pledges to demonstrate until the vaccine mandate is abolished.”

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Wuhan Scientists Wanted to Release Coronaviruses 21 Months Before Pandemic

Whistleblower Says China Deliberately Released Virus at ’19 Military Games

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Wuhan Scientists Wanted to Release Coronaviruses 21 Months Before Pandemic, Whistleblower Says China Deliberately Released Virus at ’19 Military Games

The Daily Mail reported on some bombshell revelations with regard to China and the coronavirus pandemic. Among the stunning pieces of information is the discussion of releasing the coronavirus had occurred before the pandemic, as well as a whistleblower alleging the virus was purposely released by Chinese officials in 2019.

The Daily Mail reports:

Scientists in the Chinese city where Covid emerged planned to alter coronaviruses and release them into bat caves 21 months before the pandemic kicked off, leaked documents have revealed.

Dr Peter Daszak, president of New York-based EcoHealth Alliance, proposed working with a group of scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology to carry out the research.

The experts wanted to genetically enhance coronaviruses and release them among bats in Yunnan — around 1,240miles (2,000km) south west of Wuhan — in the hopes it would stop new viruses jumping from bats to humans…

They also wanted to create a genetically enhanced virus that could infect humans easier, according to papers unearthed last night.

Researchers asked the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) for $14.2million (£10.4million) cash to fund the project. But it turned the proposal down over concerns it would put ‘local communities at risk’…

…The proposals — called the DEFUSE project — were released by Drastic, a group of international scientists looking into the origins of the pandemic, which were passed details of the plans by a whistleblower.

Scientists have said the documents are genuine, but it is impossible to confirm.
Drastic said the documents show that EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology ‘attempted to carry out advanced and dangerous human pathogenicity bat coronavirus research that would clearly qualify as gain of function’.

‘Peter Daszak and the EcoHealth Alliance proposed injecting deadly chimeric bat coronaviruses collected by the Wuhan Institute of Virology into humanised and “batified” mice,’ Drastic said.

The project aimed to determine the risk of coronaviruses and develop methods to prevent outbreaks.

Additionally, a whistleblower “has sensationally claimed China deliberately spread Covid at a military tournament two months before the rest of the world knew about the deadly virus” reports the Daily Mail:

Ex-Chinese Communist Party insider Wei Jingsheng said The World Military Games in October 2019 — two months before China told the World Health Organization about the first cases — could have acted as the virus’ first super-spreader event.

The international tournament for military athletes was held in Wuhan – the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic – two months before China notified the World Health Organisation about its first cases.

Mr Jingsheng claimed it was no coincidence some of the 9,000 international athletes who gathered for the event reportedly became sick with a mystery illness.

‘I thought the Chinese government would take this opportunity to spread the virus during the Military Games, as many foreigners would show up there,’ he told the new Sky News documentary What Really Happened in Wuhan.

The whistleblower claimed he had heard of the Chinese government carrying out an ‘unusual exercise’ during the games.

‘[I knew] of the possibility of the Chinese government using some strange weapons, including biological weapons, because I knew they were doing experiments of that sort,’ he said.

His claims were supported by the former Principal China Adviser to the US State Department Miles Yu.

He said French, German and American athletes were among those to fall ill at the tournament with Covid-like symptoms, but were never tested for the virus.

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