REPORT: NYC Mayor Ignored Advice to get Serious to Stop Spread of Wuhan Virus

  • 2020-04-01
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
REPORT: NYC Mayor Ignored Advice to get Serious to Stop Spread of Wuhan Virus
By The office of Public Advocate for the City of New York [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been a vocal critic of President Trump and his response to the Wuhan virus pandemic. A new report indicates however that de Blasio was negligent in his attempts, or lack thereof, to stop the spread of the virus.

According to Town Hall:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticizes President Trump over his response toward fighting the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., but he should probably look in the mirror. For starters, the American people approve of how the Trump White House has handled this crisis. Second, it appears as if New York City’s council members were more concerned about being politically correct than preparing for how to handle the outbreak. Chinese New Year was celebrated, which exposed countless people to the disease. We have well over 180,000 cases and approaching 4,000 deaths, most of which come from the Tri-State area. Over half of all Wuhan virus cases in the country come from New York City. Still, comrade Bill has to bash the president (via HuffPo):


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Sunday lashed out against President Donald Trump over his inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic, stating more people will die if the president doesn’t take more action.

As of Sunday, about one-third of the United States’ nearly 27,000 confirmed coronavirus cases were in New York City, de Blasio said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Hospitals across the state and country that are in short supply of ventilators and other medical equipment need to treat patients with the virus and Trump isn’t doing nearly enough to help them, the mayor added.

Well, first, those numbers have exploded since then and second, that's not true, Bill. Even CNN had to admit what Trump has done has saved millions of lives. 


NYC Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot made the rounds with old clips telling New Yorkers to keep using the subways and going about daily life. That was in February, and like Italy, which allowed the virus to run rampant for weeks before they locked this down, it was too late. On March 10, Barbot urged the mayor to clamp down hard to prevent the spread. De Blasio refused (via Politico):

There were even reports in the New York Daily News that members of his staff threatened to resign over his incompetence. 

 Source: TTN

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