Gov. Andrew Cuomo Melts Down, Yells at Reporter Asking Him to Clarify His COVID ‘Law’

HOT HEADED "FREDO" TYRANT BLASTS & INSULTS REPORTER:

BY STACEY LENNOX

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/stacey-lennox/2020/11/19/watch-gov-andrew-cuomo-melts-down-yells-at-reporter-asking-him-to-clarify-his-covid-law-n1160316;

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has had what is arguably one of the worst responses to COVID-19. New York State has still not accurately recorded nursing home residents’ deaths during Cuomo’s horrific policy of putting COVID-19 positive patients in nursing homes. They only counted them if they died in the long-term care facility, not if they went to the hospital first. New York is still second to New Jersey in COVID-19 deaths per million in the entire country and has a higher rate than some small nations.

Despite this, Cuomo felt emboldened to print a poster about New York’s response to mock Sun Belt governors when their states saw mild spikes over the summer. Those same Sun Belt states have nowhere near New York’s death rate. Then to celebrate his accomplishments, such as killing the elderly, destroying the economy, and implementing policies that have caused residents to flee, he wrote a book. Ironically, he titled it American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Now, positive test rates are rising in New York again. First, Cuomo and the horrible NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio cracked down on the Orthodox Jewish communities. Governor Cuomo is now implementing what he refers to as the “Orange Law,” and held a press conference to address it. A local reporter asked him to explain it; the full exchange with that reporter is below. It started with a simple question about Governor Cuomo’s authority to close schools in New York City by imposing an “orange zone.” The reporter was asking on behalf of confused parents who just wanted to know whether their children’s schools would be open or closed the next day.

Cuomo’s response was the beginning of a complete meltdown demonstrating his total lack of leadership:

“First of all, let’s try not to be obnoxious. and offensive in your tone. Because you’re 100% wrong. These laws have all been in effect for months. I’ve always said we set initial parameters and then the school district picked the percent within those parameters. New York City picked 3%. We announced the “orange zone” law over a month ago. I don’t know if you were here or if you were paying attention. But that has been in effect for over a month. It always said if by the state’s numbers you hit 3% the schools close. What’s going on here [mocking the reporter] is nothing that the law hasn’t said for over a month. We then had to test out procedures. If you were paying attention, you would have known we closed the schools in New York City two weeks ago. Remember, when we did an orange zone and a red zone in Brooklyn and Queens? And we closed the schools. Don’t you remember that?

Searching the legislative database, there is no bill passed by the New York State Legislature that defines the parameters for the COVID-19 restrictions. However, many publications on the governor’s website talk about a “micro-cluster strategy.” This includes red, orange, and yellow zones that define the level of COVID-19 restrictions that will be implemented. Cuomo stating that this is a law is a stretch.

While the legislature may have given Gov. Cuomo broad authority to manage the pandemic, all of the adjustments to the locations targeted for various levels of lockdowns by color come from his office. The strategy is a complex nine-page summary that certainly makes the reporter’s confusion understandable. Cuomo’s initial answer is far from clarifying and more a declaration of his own authority over the state’s residents.

The reporter interjected. Cuomo responds and starts yelling within just a few seconds (in all caps):

“Okay, so don’t you, what are you talking about? What are you talking about? ‘You’re now going to override’ (mocking the reporter). WE DID IT ALREADY. THAT’S THE LAW. AN ORANGE ZONE AND A RED ZONE. FOLLOW THE FACTS.

The reporter said he was still confused, as Cuomo had never answered his question as to whether or not schools in New York City would be closed the next day. Cuomo responded with more yelling.

WELL THEN, YOU’RE CONFUSED.

The reporter again explained it was not just him who was confused; parents in New York were confused. Cuomo responded:

No, they’re not confused. You’re confused. Read the law and you won’t be confused.

This was a stunning display of Andrew Cuomo trying to lead by intimidating. His performance is replete with finger jabs, angry faces, and yelling. Other reporters defended the first, saying the question was not obnoxious. Cuomo dismissed them rudely, yelling about the “law.” He explained that his micro-cluster designations overrule local guidelines. Reporters kept trying to clarify the strategy and how it would be implemented. By the end of Cuomo’s remarks, the whole program is about as clear as mud.

Leadership indeed.

WATCH the full exchange:

 

GERMANY & COVID-19 ILLEGAL MANDATES: Police fire water cannons at Berlin demonstrators after they ignored calls to wear face masks

Police Use Water Cannons Against Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Berlin

German government trying to codify social distancing, mandatory mask wearing.

BY PAUL JOSEPH WATSON

SEE: https://summit.news/2020/11/18/police-use-water-cannons-against-anti-lockdown-protesters-in-berlin/;

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Police in Berlin used water cannons on anti-lockdown protesters who were demonstrating near the Brandenburg Gate against new COVID-19 laws they claim are unconstitutional.

The new law would codify current social distancing requirements, mandate mask wearing and increase the punishment for those flouting the rules.

The measures are expected to pass both lower and then upper houses of parliament, but that didn’t stop thousands of protesters defying a government ban to descend on the Bundestag in opposition to the law.

Police turned water cannons on demonstrators as the crowd booed while LRAD sound cannons were also utilized.

However, as the videos show, the size of the gathering was far too large for the water cannons to have much effect.

German chancellor Angela Merkel is attempting to make the country’s current “soft lockdown” more draconian, but she does not have the backing of enough state leaders and has delayed the move.

Merkel wants people to self-isolate at home for 7 days even of they only display symptoms of an ordinary cold while limiting social interactions to a maximum of two households.

The chancellor is pursuing the new measures despite Germany’s Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Muller warning that the lockdown will end up killing more people than coronavirus itself.

 

PA Governor Wolf Mandates Mask-Wearing in Your Own Home

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/11/18/pennsylvania-governor-mandates-mask-wearing-in-your-own-home-n1156454;

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With another COVID-19 wave on the horizon, several states are restricting the number of guests you can have over for Thanksgiving.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, however, is adding several new measures, including testing and quarantining for people coming into the state (with some exceptions) and requiring the wearing of masks in your own home if you have company over.

Pennsylvania already has a statewide mask mandate and other social distancing guidelines. But these new mandates are in response to a spike in cases despite their existing coronavirus-fighting efforts.

It’s a good time to move to Florida.

Matt Margolis is the author of the new book Airborne: How The Liberal Media Weaponized The Coronavirus Against Donald Trumpand the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis

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Pennsylvania Now Requires Masks Inside Your Own Home

SEE: https://reformationcharlotte.org/2020/11/18/pennsylvania-now-requires-masks-inside-your-own-home/;

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Despite the release of the results of the largest face mask study ever performed which concluded that masks have a statistically insignificant effect on spreading the coronavirus, tyrants in the state of Pennsylvania are ordering residents to wear them, all the time, even in your own home.

“Strengthening masking order,” the Pennsylvania Health Department tweeted yesterday. “Masks are still required. Indoors: masks now required anytime you’re with people outside of your household, even if you’re socially distant. Applies to all indoor facilities + if you have people in your home not part of your household,” they continued.

Nevermind that your home is your castle and the state has no authority over how to act in your own home. These people aren’t in this for your health — they are about totalitarian control. It was understandable, though arguable, that people may have thought that face masks may have had some impact on the spread of the coronavirus during the early stages of the outbreak. There were very little data and science to go on. However, the fixation with facemasks — particularly among the far-left Democrat states — is indicative of something much more sinister. These people want to control you.

 
 

Trump COVID Adviser: “The Only Way This Stops Is If People Rise Up”

BY STEVE WATSON

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/trump-covid-adviser-the-only-way-this-stops-is-if-people-rise-up/;

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Dr. Scott Atlas, a leading member of President Trump’s coronavirus task force, announced Sunday that “The only way this stops is if people rise up.”

Atlas was responding to the decree of a new lockdown by Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Atlas tweeted out a thread with Whitmer’s announcement, and a graphic made by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services highlighting what will be allowed to remain open and what will be forced to closed.

Atlas encouraged people of Michigan to “rise up”, and added “You get what you accept. #FreedomMatters #StepUp”:

We have been warning you for months, if not years, of the WHO’s depopulation plan. Only now is it confirmed by world leaders that COVID was designed for the Agenda 2030 to begin.

Leftists immediately accused the doctor of encouraging violence, and ‘endangering’ Whitmer’s life:

Atlas clarified that he never endorsed violence of any sort:

Whitmer responded to Atlas during an interview with CNN, stating “We know that the White House likes to single us out here in Michigan — me out in particular. I’m not gonna be bullied into not following reputable scientists and medical professionals.”

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GEORGIA: Republican Observers being cordoned off by “RINO” SECRETARY OF STATE USING Caution tape during the re-count process

'Won't be happening.' Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger scoffed at the demand that he should quit

'Won't be happening.' Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger scoffed at the demand that he should quit

Dick Morris flips out, calls Georgia secretary of state SOB.

When Leftists Call For ‘Unity,’ They Mean ‘Submission’ – and They’re Not Getting It From Me

BIDEN'S TOTALITARIAN DECLARATION THAT HE WON THE ELECTION & CALL FOR "BIBLICAL" UNITY

After years of calling conservatives "racists," "Nazis" and "white supremacists," Democrats now say they want "unity" - while making lists of Trump supporters to be "held accountable."

THE "UNITY" SPEECH THAT WAS & IS A LIE:

Gallup Poll: Fewer Than Half Likely to Comply With COVID-19 Lockdown

sign next to sidewalk

ABOVE: A sign along the sidewalk in an area lined with bars and restaurants in the Wicker Park neighborhood encourages people to stay home on November 11, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

BY SANDY FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.newsmax.com/us/coronavirus-covid-lockdowns-gallup-poll/2020/11/12/id/996670/;

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Americans are less likely to comply with another coronavirus lockdown than they were in the spring, with fewer than half saying in a new poll that they're very likely to stay home this time around, according to a new Gallup Poll released as record numbers of cases skyrocket nationwide.

In the poll, taken between Oct. 19 and Nov. 1, 49% of respondents said they'll be very likely to stay home for a month if it's recommended after an outbreak in their communities, reports CNN. This is down from 67% in the spring. 

Another 18% said they are somewhat likely to comply, but a third said they are not likely to obey lockdown orders. 

Americans are also becoming more concerned about the pandemic, and the results concerning those willing to stay home fell along a political divide: 

  • 61% said they believe the situation is getting worse, compared to 40% in April.
  • 40% of Republicans polled said they were willing to comply with a stay-at-home order, down from 74% in the spring.
  • 87% of Democrats said they're likely to comply, down slightly from 91% in March and April.

More people, though, said they feel confident in their ability to keep from getting infected, with 82% saying they're sure of their ability to stay well, compared to 64% in March. 

Meanwhile, the number of people who are wearing masks has gone up sharply. Only about half of Americans reported in April that they were wearing masks, just after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested wearing them. Now, 88% reported they wear masks, after the number went up to 92% in July. 

The poll also found that fewer Americans are engaging in extreme social distancing than they were in the spring:

  • 38% say they are completely or mostly isolating themselves from non-household members, below the high of 75% recorded in the spring.
  • 27% said they're partially isolating, or having some contact with others.
  • 35% said they're isolating only a bit or not making any attempts to isolate themselves. 

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New York Bar ASSOCIATION Calls for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate and Promotion

New York Bar Calls for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate and Promotion

BY BARBARA CACERES

SEE: https://thevaccinereaction.org/2020/11/new-york-bar-calls-for-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-and-promotion/;

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Opinion | The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) House of Delegates approved resolutions on Nov. 7, 2020 that included urging the state to consider mandating a COVID-19 vaccine once “scientific consensus” emerges that it is safe, effective and necessary.1 The NYSBA also called for a number of other legal reforms and public health measures related to COVID-19, such as adopting crisis standards of care, developing resource allocation guidelines, and conducting public awareness campaigns to urge voluntary vaccination.

The resolutions were prepared by the association’s Health Law Section’s Task Force on COVID-19, which published a report in May, 2020 citing Jacobson v. Massachusetts, a 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case that upheld the authority of states to make and enforce compulsory vaccination laws during public health emergencies, as grounds for launching a rapid mass vaccination plan in New York as soon as the federal government has licensed a COVID-19 vaccine.2

New York is Urged to Enact State Emergency Health Powers Act

The resolutions3 also called for the state to enact a state emergency health powers act “drawing upon the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA), developed by the Center for Law and Public Health at Georgetown and John Hopkins Universities,” as well as to adopt crisis standards of care and resource allocation guidelines.

Model State Emergency Health Powers Act Addressed Bioterrorism Fears

After terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC on Sept. 11, 2001, and subsequent threats of biological warfare against U.S. citizens, federal health officials immediately began preparing for mass anthrax and smallpox vaccination campaigns. National vaccination programs targeting civilians, including children, were proposed in model state legislation created by Lawrence Gostin, of the Georgetown Center for Law and the Public’s Health with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The MSEHPA laws proposed to re-write state public health laws to give government health officials sweeping new power over citizens when public health “emergencies” were declared by the Secretary of DHHS or state governors.4

MSEHPA Gives Sweeping New Power to State Health Officials

The MSEHPA, which was passed by many states in 2002, included provisions that would allow state health officials to use the state militia to:  take control of all roads leading into and out of cities and states; seize homes, cars, telephones, computers, food, fuel, clothing, firearms and alcoholic beverages for their own use (and not be held liable if these actions result in the destruction of personal property); and arrest, imprison and forcibly examine, vaccinate and medicate citizens without consent (and not be held liable if these actions result in death or injury).5

As of July 15, 2006, 38 states and Washington, DC have passed a total of 66 bills or resolutions that include provisions from or closely related to the MSEHPA.6

Model Act “replete” with Civil Liberties Violations

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), and organizations on both the right and left of the political spectrum have opposed the Model Act for its lack of informed consent protections and other threats to civil liberties. The ACLU found that the Act is replete with civil liberties problems.7

No System of Checks and Balances

Because public health authorities make mistakes, politicians abuse their power, and there is a history of discriminatory use of the quarantine power against particular groups of people based on race and national origin, there must be a system of checks and balances.  The MSEHPA lets a governor declare a state of emergency unilaterally, fails to provide due process procedures for quarantine and other emergency powers, lacks adequate compensation for seizure of assets, and contains no checks on the power to order forced treatment and vaccination.8

Overbroad Definition of “public health emergency”

The Model Act goes well beyond bioterrorism and includes an overbroad definition of “public health emergency” that sweeps in HIV, AIDS, and other diseases that clearly do not justify quarantine, forced treatment, or any of the other broad emergency authorities that would be granted under the Act.9

Lack of Privacy Protections

The Act requires the disclosure of massive amounts of personally identifiable health information to public health authorities, without requiring basic privacy protections and fair information practices that could easily be added to the bill without detracting from its effectiveness in quelling an outbreak.  The Model Act would undercut existing protections for sensitive medical information that not only threatens to violate individuals’ medical privacy but undermines public trust in government activities.10


Note: This commentary provides referenced information and perspective on a topic related to vaccine science, policy, law or ethics being discussed in public forums and by U.S. lawmakers.  The websites of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provide information and perspective of federal agencies responsible for vaccine research, development, regulation and policymaking.

References:

1 DeSantis S. New York State Bar Association Calls Upon State To Consider Mandating a Safe and Effective Vaccine if Voluntary Measures Fail To Protect Public Health. New York State Bar Association Nov 7, 2020.
2 DeSantis S. State Bar Association’s Health Law Section Report Calls for Mandatory Equipment. New York State Bar Association May 28, 2020.
3 New York State Bar Association House of Delegates:  Revised COVID-19 Resolutions. New York State Bar Association Nov 7, 2020.
4 National Vaccine Information Center. Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA).
5 Ibid.
6 Centers for Law and the Public Health. The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA).
7 American Civil  Liberties Union. The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act.
8 Ibid.
9 Ibid.
10 Ibid.