Timing, they say, is everything.
And, wouldn’t you know it, one week before Joe Biden’s inauguration, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced his state can’t stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass.
“The cost is too high,” Cuomo tweeted. “We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.”
Look who finally decided to show up to the party. After issuing abusive and overreaching orders for months, Cuomo now believes the cost of forcing businesses closed is too high.
Reports show that more than half of all New York restaurants are potentially going to permanently close.
And, considering Cuomo’s struggles to handle the crisis in nursing homes, does anyone still trust him to reopen the economy “smartly and safely?”
Stories abound from 2020 where Cuomo was defiant when it came to reopening the Empire State for business.
In mid-October Cuomo was begged by global cinema chains to reopen theaters in parts of New York with low infection rates. In late-October New York City eateries were begging Cuomo to reopen.
A story from Nov. 2, 2020 (the day before Election Day) has the headline that travelers to New York must test negative for COVID to avoid quarantine.
But alas, nearly one full year into 15 days to flatten the curve, Cuomo is signaling it is time to reopen.
And it just happens to coincide with Biden’s pending inauguration.
Who would’ve seen this coming?