(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, MAY 9 – Three children died in New
York for a rare inflammatory syndrome thought to be linked to
coronavirus: Governor Andrew Cuomo reported in his
daily briefing. Yesterday Cuomo had revealed the death of a
five-year-old boy linked to coronavirus and a syndrome
which shares symptoms of toxic shock with those of the disease
by Kawasaki. In the last 24 hours in New York State I am there
226 coronavirus deaths, compared with 216 on the day
previous, but hospitalizations have decreased, from 604 to 572.
(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, MAY 8 – A 5-year-old boy died in
New York probably due to complications related to
coronavirus infection. This was announced by the governor of
was Andrew Cuomo. On Thursday, 216 were
coronavirus victims in New York, the lowest number
of the last week but that brings to 1.184 the balance of the
deaths since last Sunday.
I.In the American state of New York, which was particularly badly affected by the corona pandemic, significantly more people could develop Covid-19 and be immune now than was previously known. According to preliminary results from a first antibody study, more than 20 percent of people in the metropolis of New York City have so far been infected with the novel virus. Across the state, the number is 14 percent, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday at his daily press conference.
For the study, around 3,000 people who bought from 40 supermarkets in 19 counties were randomly selected and tested for antibodies. According to Cuomo, the surprisingly high numbers could mean that more than 1.7 million people in New York City and about 2.7 million people in the state of the same name, with about 19 million inhabitants, have already survived a corona virus infection.
Many researchers believe that those who already had the virus are cured and at least immune to Covid-19 for a period of time. However, Cuomo emphasized that the study figures are preliminary and based only on the relatively small test group, which also only includes people who go to supermarkets.
Death rate continues to fall
It had long been suspected that New York’s more than 250,000 infections were just the tip of the iceberg. In the United States, another study that caused the pandemic in New York City to start much earlier on Thursday caused a stir. According to this, there could have been almost 11,000 cases in New York City alone when the first official infection was confirmed on March 1 – and a total of 28,000 in five major cities in America, which had officially reported 23 cases at the time.
The situation in New York had recently eased somewhat after curfews for weeks. The number of deaths from coronavirus infection in the US state was 438 on Thursday for the fourth day in a row below the 500 mark on Thursday, 438. “This number continues to decrease – but not as quickly as we would like to see it,” said Cuomo. The number of newly infected people has been around 1300 for days now. “That is stable, but it is not that great, we would like to see it reduce further.”
According to the Robert Koch Institute, there are 150,383 confirmed corona people in Germany (as of Friday morning). That is 2337 more than the day before. At the same time, the number of people recovering is increasing: According to the RKI, 106,800 people have now recovered from the virus. So far, 5321 people have died of the virus in Germany.
Washington and New York – New demonstrations, mainly called by followers of the US President, Donald trump, they challenged this Saturday the containment measures by the coronavirus to join the call to state governors to reopen the economy as soon as possible.
The capital of Texas, Austin, hosted the largest gathering of the day, as dozens of people crowded outside the Capitol, the seat of local government, to demand “Open Now.”
“They cannot close America”, one of the participants shouted, while the chorus “USA, USA” encouraged several of the attendees to a mobilization in which they heard sounds of animal horns and exclamations of “Hallelujah”.
Among the attendees, hats alluding to the Trump campaign were imposed, as well as t-shirts or flags with the blue, white and red with the lone star of Texas and the American banner.
The protests, which have been increasing in recent days, were repeated this Saturday in other states of the country, such as Indianapolis, New York and Maryland.
Protests despite official announcement
The demonstration in Austin, in which some people carrying weapons were observed, took place despite the fact that the governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbot, on Friday remarked the lines of the reopening process, which include the return to the activities of the shops from April 24, but only to meet orders to take away or at home.
“Texas can contain the spread of COVID-19 while adopting safe standards to begin the partition of the state,” Abbot, who created a “force” or task force, comprised of doctors and leaders of the private and public sectors, to undertake this task.
The provisions, released this Friday, also cover the lifting of restrictions on surgeries and that state parks work again, although visitors may not go in groups of more than five people and must meet social distancing requirements and use of masks.
Like a snowball
Just as Abbott’s announcement did not push back protesters in Texas, Other voices joined the demand for reopening in Indianapolis, where protesters gathered outside the residential governor, Republican Eric Holcomb., carrying signs reading “Open Indianapolis Now” and defending all jobs as “essential”.
Social pressure has increased after the confinement measures some 22 million people had to apply for their subsidy from unemployment in the last month in the US, with more than 5.2 million of those orders corresponding to last week.
In Annapolis, a town in the state of Maryland, a neighbor of the American capital, numerous drivers honking their horns and waving flags traveled the streets to express their discontent with the quarantine, a scene that was replicated in Watertown, a city located in the upper part of New York State, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.
“It’s not about Trump, it’s about feeding my family. Open up upstate New York,” said one woman on a poster.
This Friday, Trump tweeted “Free Minnesota”, “Free Michigan” and “Free Virginia”, in a series of messages in which he also referred to the right to bear arms that protects the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
New York improves but demands evidence for reopening
This Saturday, the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announced that 540 new deaths were registered in his state in the last 24 hours, a figure that represents a drop of approximately 25% compared to the last days.
“If you look at the past three days, it could be argued that we have already passed the high plateau and started to descend,” Cuomo said in his daily press conference. “We are no longer on the plateau, but we are not yet in a good position,” he admitted.
In that state, 13,362 people have lost their lives to the coronavirus, making it the global epicenter of the pandemic, with New York City contributing the majority of the deceased, with 8,448.
For the governor, the economy cannot reopen completely without tests being increased, which would require more supplies.
Doing more tests is “vitally important” to reopen the economy “and that is true for everyone,” said Cuomo, who called for a calibrated and intelligent strategy.
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Washington – Several US governors have warned that it will not be until the end of the month that they will be able to reassess the emergency of the coronavirus and determine if they can begin to ease restrictions on business operations and public activities.
Others – such as Texas Governor Glen Abbott, R-Republican – believe they may begin to relax orders for people to stay home, although there are still states with a high number of new confirmed cases and deaths.
California Governors Gavin Newson and Michigan Gretchen Whitmer said it will take at least two more weeks before deciding on the next step.
“It is difficult to predict where we will be in a week, even less in two weeks,” said Whitmer, interviewed on ABC.
Michigan and Minnesota have been the scene of protests by conservative groups that – now encouraged by President Trump – denounce the restrictions imposed by state governments.
Abbott, the governor of Texas, indicated that from Monday the state parks will reopen, although the visitors will have to cover the mouth and nose, with masks or other material.
The Texas governor also plans to open retail businesses next weekend, but customers will have to order over the phone or online and pick up the product off-site.
At least a dozen governors have already announced that schools will be closed for the rest of the semester.
But, in the face of the analysis that corresponds to the governors and authorities of counties in the United States, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, began to exert pressure today, with a series of tweets in which he sympathized with citizens of various states that have violated the rules.
“Free Michigan,” “Free Minnesota,” “Free Virginia,” Trump tweeted this morning, after disclosing Thursday – backed by his coronavirus task force – guides to reopen the economy and to resume to some extent social normality. All three states have Democratic governors.
LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!
The guidelines published by the White House make it clear that 14 consecutive days of casualties in the number of coronavirus cases, capacity in hospitals and a robust system of virus detection tests are required to organize a first stage to ease current restrictions, that they have almost the entire United States with orders for citizens to stay at home and they keep closed companies that offer non-essential services.
As of this afternoon, coronavirus cases in the United States were more than 679,000. The deaths exceeded 34,000, almost all in the last month.
The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, said that President Trump has wanted to wash his hands and not take responsibility for the lack of sufficient diagnostic tests, which will allow local governments to make informed decisions.
“It is not doing anything … all it does is go through the front of the parade,” said Cuomo, indicating that the federal government has the mechanisms and relationships to obtain mass evidence of contagion at the international level.
New York government regulations require non-core companies to be closed at least until May 15. Until that date, restrictions in the US capital will also continue.
In other states, orders for citizens to stay home, except to search for or offer essential services, expire at the end of the month or the beginning of May.
The governors of Utah, Gary Herbert, and Ohio, Mike DeWineBoth Republicans have also faced complaints from conservative sectors about the restrictions imposed in favor of the protection of citizens.
At a time when the curve of this wave of spread of the novel virus reaches the peak of cases, “this would be the worst possible time to try to get more people out on the street and put them in danger, indicated the governor of Maryland, the republican Thursday Larry hogan, president of the National Association of Governors.
The Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, Lenny CurryFor his part, he said that this afternoon he would reopen the beaches and parks in Duval County, but subject to all activities meeting social distancing standards.
By the end of the month, however, Vice President Michael Pence estimates that only 5 million virus tests will have been done, representing less than 2% of the US population.
Washington, New York New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has had a heated exchange of views with US President Donald Trump on responsibilities in the fight against the corona pandemic.
Cuomo held its daily press conference on Friday, demanding, among other things, more money from Washington when Trump tweeted: “Governor Cuomo should spend more time” making “and less time” complaining “. Get out there and do the job. Stop talking!”
When asked about this during the press conference, Cuomo – who had recently made a name for himself during the crisis – was visibly angry: “If he sits at home and watches TV, he should perhaps get up and go to work”.
Cuomo rhetorically asked how often he should thank Washington for the help it has given so far in the crisis, since this was Trump’s job. “I don’t know what to do – send a bouquet?”
Neither did he need the president to read out his rights as governor. Only the heads of government of the US states would decide on the opening of society and economy in the pandemic.
The background to this is an exchange of blows between the US President and several governors over the responsibilities for easing the measures imposed due to the corona pandemic.
Trump not only criticized Coumo on Twitter, but also called on his supporters to free three US states with democratic governors. With his tweets “BEFREIT MINNESOTA!”, “BEFREIT MICHIGAN!” And “BEFREIT VIRGINIA”, Trump in principle asked on Friday to protest against exit restrictions due to the corona virus.
Trump had announced on Thursday a plan to gradually return to normality in three phases and to gradually reopen the economy.
Trumps also criticized via Twitter that New York had received additional, previously unused beds in emergency clinics from federal funds.
Cuomo countered: “If you want to point your finger at someone because we have more beds than we need, our only mistake was to believe your numbers.” This would not happen again.
The Chinese government was not spared by Trump’s all-round attack on Twitter: In China, significantly more people died from the corona virus than the country admits.
Regarding the number of victims in the metropolis of Wuhan, which was revised upwards by the Chinese authorities on Friday, Trump wrote on Twitter that the true number was “significantly higher” than now stated.
The number of corona deaths in China overall is also higher than that in the United States, Trump wrote. However, this was in conflict with the official figures, according to which there were more than 4,600 deaths in China and around 34,000 in the United States to date. Trump had previously questioned China’s official figures.
The central Chinese city of Wuhan surprisingly corrected the number of its corona deaths by around 50 percent on Friday. According to this, a further 1290 people died in connection with the lung disease Covid-19 in the metropolis in which the pandemic started.
This increased the total number of deaths in Wuhan to 3896. The nationwide total of 3342 deaths in China so far was not officially corrected on Friday, but should have increased to more than 4600. The new data confirm suspicions that many cases were not included in the official Chinese statistics.
More: The White House has provided clear criteria for exiting the corona restrictions. Such a concept would also do Germany good.
Washington On February 29, the republican world was still in order. The “Conservative Political Action Conference” (CPAC), a kind of value union under high current, carried the motto “America vs. Socialism “. Women with lots of make-up and well parted men cheered the star guest Donald Trump.
There, in a convention center in Maryland, the fronts were clear: on the one hand, the Republican President, who cut taxes and created more than a million jobs, under which stock market prices hit record highs and the rest of the world finally respected the United States . On the other hand, the redistributors of the Democrats who betray America’s real interests.
From the point of view of the Republicans, it was a tailor-made start to an election campaign year, of which there is nothing left five weeks later. In the corona recession, the president can no longer rely on rising stock prices and new jobs as proof of success.
“America Against Socialism” has also stopped working since the Republicans have tried to prevent the middle class from falling with billions in government bailouts. Especially since it is now clear that it is not the left Bernie Sanders who will stand for the Democrats, but the moderate Joe Biden, formerly vice under Barack Obama.
On Easter Monday, Sanders asked his supporters to vote for Biden. A day later, Obama followed suit himself. The ex-US president officially assured Biden of his support in the US presidential race. Obama said in a video message posted on Twitter that he was proud to recommend his friend Biden as president.
Not only the content, but also the methods of the campaign have changed, for both parties. Webcasts, TV appearances and social media posts have to replace stadium speeches, house campaigns and sponsor dinners due to the corona.
The “Convention”, the popular party-like election party conference at which Democrats Joe Biden is finally chosen as their top candidate, is said to start on August 17th, more than a month later than planned, if at all. The Republican convention is slated to begin on August 24th.
It also seems uncertain what country will choose its president in November: a stumbled superpower whose economy is in a deep recession with millions of desperate unemployed? Or a country that has left the virus shock behind and in which stock market prices are already approaching the pre-corona level?
Almost everything about this election year has changed in the past few weeks. Only one thing is remarkably constant: demoscopy. When asked who the Americans would rather have as president, Biden is in direct comparison with Trump in almost all serious surveys since the beginning of the year, sometimes with a two percent, sometimes with a nine percent lead. Only a poll commissioned by the conservative news broadcaster Fox News recorded a tie between Trump and Biden.
Hardly increasing approval ratings
Surprisingly, there was little movement through Corona regarding the approval ratings for President Trump. According to the statistics platform Fivethirtyeight.com, which bundles all election polls in the United States, 52.9 percent of potential voters were dissatisfied with Trump’s leadership at the turn of the year on a weighted average of all polls. Only 42.6 percent were satisfied. As of Easter Monday, 44.3 percent were satisfied with Trump, 51.4 percent dissatisfied.
The small upturn in approval ratings came in mid-March when Trump made himself the top corona crisis manager. “Rally` round the flag ”, pollsters call the effect if the approval of the incumbent head of government increases in times of crisis.
But in the corona crisis, this effect is comparatively weak in the United States: after the attacks of September 11, 2001, George W. Bush’s approval ratings rose from 51 to 86 percent.
“It doesn’t look good for Trump,” says Christopher Wlezien, “he does worse in polls than any office president before him that we have data on.” Wlezien is a professor of political science at the University of Texas at Austin. His specialty is voter behavior in US presidential elections. “Trump has to change something, his current values are probably not enough to win the election in November,” says Wlezien.
Trump’s most important change so far: He has made the daily briefing of the Corona Task Force his central communication tool. The White House event, which is broadcast by all major news outlets, sometimes lasts more than two hours.
Trump uses them, on the one hand, to repeat his central arguments again and again: he recognized the corona danger earlier than the Democrats and therefore already had an entry stop from China on January 31. Now he has the fight against the pandemic under control.
Too busy as president?
Once Corona is defeated, nobody is better qualified than Trump to bring the US economy to new heights: “We have built the best economy the US has ever had, we will do it again.”
Trump uninhibitedly uses the government briefing for the election campaign. So he urged Sanders supporters to vote for the Republicans rather than Biden. Or he uses the forum to discredit Biden as Sleepy Joe. “Sleepy Joe” is Trump’s ridiculous name for Biden.
Trump’s house and yard broadcaster Fox News provides the narrative by cutting together those actually not too rare moments when Biden’s sentences in incoherent nirvana. Biden is 77 years old, is the not particularly subtle message from the Trump camp, and is simply too stupid to be president.
What Biden has to do to counter this is the home studio that he had set up in the “Recreation Room” (Biden), in the leisure room of his house in Wilminton in the US state of Delaware. With the help of webcasts, he addresses his voters from here, in the background a bookshelf and a US flag that appears to have been draped.
Many who have met Biden personally report the winning warmth that it radiates. He can’t get it across in the digital corona campaign. And the special roundtables for election campaign sponsors also suffer in their digital version from the fact that no donor can now boast of having dined with the (future) President of the USA. So far, Biden has been able to raise only a fraction of the amount available to the Republicans for their election campaign.
Biden hardly appears in the concrete fight against the pandemic and its economic consequences. He currently has no political office in which he could put together rescue packages or set up field hospitals. “I would also prefer to be in the Senate now,” the former Vice President admitted at the end of March.
Some in the Democratic Party are already dreaming that instead of the solid but unobtrusive bid, Andrew Cuomo could somehow become a presidential candidate. The New York state governor did a good job of fighting the corona crisis by taking decisive action. But if nothing happens to Biden, Cuomo as a candidate will probably only remain a mental game for Washington’s political small talk.
Perhaps the most important decision Biden has to make now: who should become his vice president? He has already made it clear that he wants a woman as a “running mate”. In addition, it should at best belong to a minority, inspire young voters and come from a swing state. So from a federal state that is always contested between Republicans and Democrats. Government experience is also an advantage, because Biden’s vice raises the question more urgently than younger candidates: Will number two be able to replace the president in an emergency?
Senators Kamala Harris (African-American) and Amy Klobuchar and Elisabeth Warren (left, but actually too old at 70) are considered favorites, all three to a few weeks ago as presidential candidates. Also the governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer (experienced government, Swing State).
Given the many issues Biden’s campaign has been struggling with, Trump’s backlog in polls is all the more threatening for the incumbent. As of now, election researcher Wlezien estimates that Biden will be twice as far ahead of Trump across the U.S. as Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.
At that time, Trump was able to secure the presidency despite his nationwide backlog in the votes because he had a majority in Electoral College. The body whose 538 members ultimately decide on the president. These so-called electoral officers are assigned to the election winner in each state in each state. The bigger Trump’s nationwide deficit of the democratic candidate turns out, the less likely it is that the scenario from 2016 will be repeated.
Which states matter
David Plouffe has been one of the best campaign managers in the United States since he led Barack Obama to victory in 2008. Today he is in the service of the philanthropic Chan Zuckerberg Initiative by Facebook– Founder Marc Zuckerberg and his wife.
But his heart is still beating for the election campaign – and for the Democrats. He advises them to focus on nine particularly controversial states in 2020: Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada and New Hampshire.
Not all of these countries have surveys that are current enough to take into account a possible corona effect. Wherever there are numbers, Biden is usually just ahead. But just barely. Plouffe predicts that the Democrats will still need around five to ten million additional votes to be able to win the election safely.
His advice: Biden must focus on two groups of voters. Firstly, African-Americans – with whom Biden, as Obama’s always loyal vice, is still highly regarded. But Biden must often motivate this politically disaffected milieu to actually vote. Second: young voters. So far they have formed Bernie Sanders’ fan base and have been inspired by his left-wing ideas for US standards.
Now that Sanders is out of the race, it is important to preserve this clientele for the Democrats. Plouffe recommends primarily using social media to reach young voters despite the lockdown.
Biden is already ensuring the right content by accepting well-chosen election promises from its intra-party rival Sanders. Biden wants to cut the tuition fees for children from households with low and middle income for the first four years at state universities.
And Trump? It was the voters from the white working class and middle class that helped him win in 2016. Trump’s promises at the time were well-paid jobs in a thriving economy. Electoral researcher Wrezien assumes that the economic situation will decide about 50 percent of Trump’s re-election, “with the two years before the election counting roughly equally.”
Trump does not have to fear that voters will only remember the economic crash of the past few weeks. But it is also clear that an end to the corona recession must at least be foreseeable by election day. Otherwise, if there is another CPAC meeting in 2021, Trump will only be there as a former president.
More: America’s oath of revelation – Corona and the United States’ system errors.
“All-encompassing power”: Trump and Pence at a corona briefing on Monday Picture: AFP
His most recent exchange of views with New York’s governor Cuomo shows that the president wants to stand as a sovereign crisis manager this autumn – and as the sole author of the hoped-for economic recovery.
VThe camera crew must have been in line at the New York Governor’s office on Tuesday. No matter which channel you switched to, Andrew Cuomo was everywhere. In the Albany Capitol, he always said the same sentences: “We’ve had the debate before – back then with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.” The result was the American constitution. Cuomo likes to spice up his words with a pinch of irony. This time he tried the constitutional fathers.
Political correspondent for North America based in Washington.
When it comes to Donald Trump, Cuomo never unpacks the big club. It is subtle. The reference to the constitution is the governor’s replica of the president’s claim that he has “all-encompassing power” to reopen the country’s economy. Trump said verbatim on Monday night at a memorable White House appearance, “If someone is President of the United States, he has all-round power.”
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Washington.- Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, has become the United States’ elected official as a counterweight to the continuing contradictions in the President’s response. Donald trump to the pandemic of coronavirus, both for the quality of the information it communicates to citizens and for the measure it offers in its press conferences.
Cuomo has been questioned for taking the time to issue the order for everyone to stay at home, except to offer or receive essential services, but he has earned praise for maintaining a continuous chain of information with the public.
The provision of Cuomo and other governors, which has been celebrated by American public opinion, is very different from the one executed by the government of Puerto Rico, which again this morning chose to use the public channel WIPR as a means of unilateral information to avoid receiving Questions from other media, which has generated the complaint of organizations that group press professionals such as the Association of Journalists of Puerto Rico (ASPPRO) and the Overseas Press Club (OPC).
In the United States, many governors – Republican Ron De Santis, a notable exception in the state of Florida – have been the most reliable voice for citizens to know the rate of infections, deaths and the ability of the health system to respond the increase in hospitalizations and patients in intensive care units.
These are five governors who have been best projected in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States.
1. Andrew Cuomo (New York)
Key moment of its management: Six days after the first case of coronavirus in New York, Cuomo declared a state of emergency in his state on March 7.
Like other governors and mayors, the Democrat Cuomo holds daily press conferences surrounded by the government officials who are in charge of the crucial tasks of this emergency, such as its Health Director, and with an adequate opportunity for journalists to ask questions.
New York is the epicenter of coronavirus cases in the United States, with more than 190,000 cases and more than 10,000 deaths, but it is the state that has done the most tests for the virus, in total numbers and per capita.
It was not until March 22 that Cuomo issued the order for non-essential business workers to stay home. The order included orders to close businesses, which are subject to civil fines.
No fines or arrests against citizens are contemplated. “You can’t arrest 19 million people … They have to believe you” that it’s in their best interest to stay in their homes, said Cuomo, who is the Rolling Stone magazine cover This week
Under Cuomo’s two-page executive order, “evictions of residential or commercial tenants will not take place, nor will any residential or commercial property be foreclosed for a period of 90 days.”
For workers who have to go out to provide services, such as in supermarkets, pharmacies, public transportation and food delivery services, the order requires six-foot social distancing measures.
People can leave their homes to exercise or walk the dog.
Cuomo has yet to order the closure of schools for the entire semester, despite the fact that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has already made that decision in his city.
2. Gavin Newson (California)
Key moment of its management: Democrat Newson was the first of the governors in the United States to establish orders for citizens to stay home. His executive order was signed on March 19. Under the American flag the only ruler who acted faster was Wanda Vázquez Garced.
But, as in New York, Newson’s executive order contains neither the restrictions nor the emphasis on penalties established by the mandate of the government of Puerto Rico.
Newson’s order is only two pages long, and allows people to exercise in their neighborhood, as long as they keep six feet away from the people they live with.
The California Governor’s mandate does not contemplate the use of the Police to enforce citizens’ mandate.
Newson holds constant press conferences in which he answers questions from the press and in order not to have the population in suspense – with dropper orders every two weeks – he established that the mandate to close businesses and offices will be in force for the duration of the emergency.
Although diagnostic tests for the virus – proportionally – have not been enough in California, the speed with which it ordered to close businesses, schools, and public offices may have helped the coronavirus appear to be relatively controlled in the most populous state. in United States.
As of this morning, 23,323 cases and 676 deaths were known in the United States in California, which has a population of about 40 million.
3. Mike DeWine (Ohio)
Key moment of its management: Republican DeWine began taking restrictive measures before the first COVID-19 case in Ohio became known. He ordered the cancellation of a sports festival before the first person infected with the virus in his state was informed.
DeWine was the first ruler to lobby for the postponement of an electoral event, the March 17 presidential primaries.
Because he is a Republican, DeWine has been another key voice to emphasize – contrary to Trump’s expressions – the importance of placing health above economic interests during this emergency.
As in other states, the Ohio mandate for people to stay at home allows them to exercise or walk the dog in their neighborhood, provided social distancing is met.
The emergency mandated by the Ohio Department of Health allows people to also leave their homes to care for a family member, friend, or pet in another home. That includes being able to attend funerals and weddings.
When President Trump publicly pushed for governors to reopen their state’s economies by April 12, before extending the guidelines for social distancing until April 30, Governor DeWine replied that “when people are dying, when the People do not feel safe, the economy is not going to regain strength. “
4. Larry Hogan (Maryland)
Key moment of its management: As president of the United States Association of Governors, Hogan’s voice has also been key to putting into perspective Trump’s attempts to minimize the emergency.
For example, as the Politico news portal noted, Hogan timely refuted Trump’s expressions that the governors had enough tests to detect the coronavirus.
It took Hogan until March 30 to issue the mandate for citizens of his state to stay home, and ordered the closure of companies and offices that offer non-essential services.
But, like the Governor of California, Hogan has preferred not to issue dropper orders, and since the shooting reported that the mandate will be in effect for the duration of the emergency.
5. Jay Inslee (Washington)
Key moment of its management: the first case of coronavirus in the United States occurred in Washington state, specifically in Snohomish county. On February 29, the day after two other coronavirus cases were known, Democrat Inslee declared an emergency in his state.
As the White House moved slowly around this emergency, Inslee began canceling mass events in early March. Since late February, he has had exchanges with President Trump asking him to follow science and the recommendations of health experts.
Inslee issued the order for citizens to stay home on March 23.
As in California, despite having one of the first outbreaks in the United States, the actions of the Washington authorities have prevented coronavirus cases from overwhelming their health system. Washington is one of the 12 states that has done the most virus tests per capita.
Washington – Until mid-week, the highest death rate from coronavirus in New York City it was Hispanic.
According to data provided by New York City, the death rate for Hispanics was 22 per 100,000 people, compared to 20 per 100,000 of African Americans, 10 per 100,000 of non-Hispanic whites, and 8 per 100,000 of Asian people.
The United States Surgeon General, Jerome adams, argued that in addition to Hispanic and African American groups may be more exposed in this emergency – for their jobs, they are groups that have high rates of chronic diseases.
In the case of Puerto Ricans, who represent about 10% of the population of New York City, Adams, who said he has a Puerto Rican brother-in-law, highlighted the high incidence of asthma that afflicts that community.
An analysis by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies reflected that from 2010 to 2015, the main causes of death among Puerto Ricans in the United States were diseases related to respiratory complications – such as asthma, influenza, pneumonia -, heart problems, diabetes and perinatal conditions.
In general, data from states such as Louisiana, and locations such as Chicago (Illinois) and Milwaukee County (Wisconsin), have reflected that African Americans are the most affected by the coronavirus.
The Governor of New York, Andrew CuomoHe argued that along with the prior medical conditions of minority groups such as African Americans and Hispanics, there is also less access to health plans and the fact that many of them provide essential services, such as in supermarkets, pharmacies and public transportation.