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Start the rat race.

NOW, FROM CBS 2 NEWS, THIS

IS A SPECIAL REPORT.

TRACK A GOOD DAY, THE GOV.

CUOMO IS SPEAKING OUT THE

LATEST UPDATES ON THE

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

LET'S LISTEN IN.

TODAY IS 51 DAYS SINCE THE

FIRST CASE IN NEW YORK , JUST

FOR PERSPECTIVE SO WE KNOW

WHERE WE ARE.

IT IS 92 DAYS SINCE THE FIRST

CASE CAME TO THE UNITED STATES

OF AMERICA.

I WAS IN SEATTLE AND

CALIFORNIA.

THESE ARE THE HOSPITALIZATION

NUMBERS FOR TODAY.

DOWN FROM YESTERDAY BUT A

SLIGHT TICK STATISTICALLY

IRRELEVANT.

THE QUESTION FOR US IS ARE WE

PAST THE APEX?

WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF DAYS THAT

HAVE SEEN A REDUCTION ACROSS

THE BOARD AT HOSPITALS ALSO SAY

ANECDOTALLY THAT THEY HAVE LESS

PATIENTS IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM.

AGAIN, PERSPECTIVE, THE

EMERGENCY ROOMS WERE WAY OVER

CAPACITY.

IT WAS CHAOTIC AND HELLISH AND

THEY ARE STILL AT OR OVER

CAPACITY BUT BETTER THAN IT

WAS.

THE TOTAL CHANGE IN

HOSPITALIZATIONS, YOU SEE IT

HAS BEEN GOING DOWN AND THE

AVERAGE OF HOSPITALIZATIONS IS

GOING DOWN.

NUMBER OF INTEGRATIONS IS DOWN

AGAIN.

THAT IS GREAT NEWS.

NOT DOWN AS MUCH AS YESTERDAY

BUT DOWN.

NUMBER OF NEW PEOPLE COMING IN

THE DOOR WITH COVID-19

DIAGNOSIS IS AGAIN JUST ABOUT

FLAT WITH YESTERDAY.

THIS WAS REPORTED OVER A

WEEKEND AND SOMETIMES THE WE

CAN REPORTING CAN GET FUNKY

BECAUSE IT IS SATURDAY AND

SUNDAY AND THEY HAVE LESS OF A

STAFF SO IT MAY NOT BE AS

ACCURATE BUT IT IS BASICALLY

FLAT.

THE QUESTION THAT WE INITIALLY

DEALT WITH AT THE BEGINNING OF

THIS IS THE NUMBERS WERE GOING

UP AND THE QUESTION WAS HOW

LONG UNTIL WE REACHED THE TOP

OF THE MOUNTAIN?

EVERY DAY THE NUMBERS WERE

HIGHER AND THE QUESTION WAS

WHEN DO YOU GET TO THE TOP?

HOW HIGH CAN IT GO?

THEN, WE GET TO THE TOP AND THE

TOP TURNS OUT TO NOT BE A PEEK

BUT A PLATEAU AND THEN IT IS

BASICALLY FLAT AND THE QUESTION

WAS HOW LONG TO BE ON THE

PLATEAU.

HOW LONG OR HOW WIDE IS THE

PLATEAU?

THE QUESTION NOW IS ASSUMING WE

ARE OFF THE PLATEAU AND ARE

SEEING A DISSENT WHICH THE

NUMBERS WOULD SUGGEST WE ARE

SEEING A DISSENT BUT THE

QUESTION IS NOW HOW LONG IS THE

DISSENT AND HOW STEEP IS THE

DISSENT?

NOBODY KNOWS.

JUST THE WAY NO ONE KNOWS HOW

LONG THE ASSENT WAS, NO ONE CAN

SAY HOW LONG THE DESCENT IS AND

THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO

FIGURE OUT.

THE NUMBERS ARE COMING DOWN BUT

HOW FAST?

HOW FAST DOES THE NUMBER COME

DOWN TO WHERE IT BECOMES A LOW

ENOUGH NUMBER THAT WE HAVE

CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE A

MARGIN OF ERROR?

DOES IT TAKE TWO WEEKS TO COME

DOWN?

SOME PROJECTIONS SAY THAT.

DOES IT TAKE A MONTH?

SOME PROJECTIONS SAY THAT.

AGAIN, PROJECTIONS ARE NICE BUT

I WOULDN'T BET THE FARM ON IT.

I DON'T EVEN HAVE A FARM.

THE WORST NEWS IS THE NUMBER OF

LIVES LOST AND THAT NUMBER IS

STILL HORRIFICALLY HIGH.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE

OPTIMIST VIEW, IS NOT AS BAD AS

IT WAS BUT 478 NEW YORKERS DIED

YESTERDAY FROM THIS TERRIBLE

VIRUS.

EVERYONE IS ANXIOUS TO REOPEN

AND GET BACK TO WORK.

SO MIA.

THE QUESTION IS WHAT DOES THAT

MEAN AND HOW DO WE DO IT AND

WHEN DO WE DO IT?

NO ONE DISAGREES THAT WE WANT

TO GET OUT OF THE SITUATION.

NOBODY.

YOU DON'T NEED PROTEST TO

CONVINCE ANYONE IN THIS COUNTRY

THAT WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO

WORK AND GET THE ECONOMY GOING

AND GET OUT OF OUR HOMES.

NOBODY.

THE QUESTION WILL BECOME HOW

AND WHEN AND HOW FAST AND WHAT

DO WE MEAN IN TERMS OF

REOPENING?

WITH REOPENING, I WANT TO SET

THE BAR HIGHER MEETING THE

QUESTION SHOULD NOT BE WHEN DO

WE REOPEN AND WHAT DO WE

REOPEN.

THE QUESTION SHOULD BE LET'S

USE THE SITUATION AND CRISIS

AND TIME TO ACTUALLY LEARN THE

LESSONS AND VALUE FROM THE

REFLECTION AND LET'S REIMAGINE

WHAT WE WANT SOCIETY TO BE.

SINCE WE WILL HAVE TO GO

THROUGH ALL OF THIS AND IT IS

NOT GOING TO BE FAST, LET'S AT

LEAST MAKE THIS A MOMENT THAT

WHEN WE LOOK BACK WE CAN SAY WE

WENT THROUGH TO LOOK AT ALL OF

THE LESSONS WE LEARNED AND HOW

MUCH BETTER WE MADE THIS PLACE

FROM THIS INCIDENT, RIGHT?

WE WENT THROUGH 9/11 AND IT WAS

HELLISH AND WE HAD TO REBUILD

BUT WE WERE SMART ENOUGH TO SAY

HOW DO WE BUILD BACK BETTER?

LOOKING AT DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN

NOW, IT IS BETTER THAN IT WAS

BEFORE 9/11.

YOU LOOK AT THE SECURITY

PROCEDURES THAT THIS NATION

HAS.

WE ARE BETTER THAN WE WERE.

WE HAD SUPERSTORM SANDY HERE ON

LONG ISLAND.

TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE, THOUSANDS

OF PEOPLE'S HOMES GONE.

LONG ISLAND IS BETTER TODAY FOR

HAVING GONE THROUGH SUPERSTORM

SANDY.

OKAY, HOW DO WE USE THIS

SITUATION AND STOP SAYING

REOPEN BUT REIMAGINE AND

IMPROVE AND BUILD BACK BETTER?

YOU CAN ASKED THIS QUESTION ON

ANY LEVEL.

HOW DO WE HAVE A BETTER

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM, HOUSING

SYSTEM, PUBLIC SAFETY SYSTEM,

SOCIAL EQUITY, BETTER USE OF

TECHNOLOGY.

PEOPLE ARE WORKING FROM HOME

AND A LOT OF THEM ARE SAYING I

SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING THIS ALL

ALONG.

WE HAVE TELEMEDICINE THAT WE

HAVE BEEN SLOW ON.

WHY WAS EVERYONE GOING TO A

DOCTOR'S OFFICE ALL THIS TIME

AND WHY DIDN'T YOU DO IT USING

TECHNOLOGY?

WHY HAVEN'T WE BEEN USING MORE

TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATION?

WHY HAVEN'T WE INCORPORATED

SOME OF THESE LESSONS?

CHANGE IS HARD AND PEOPLE ARE

SLOW.

NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT AND

THAT IS WHAT WE ARE DOING AND

THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE

THAT IS THE SMARTEST WAY TO DO

IT ON A MORE GRANULAR LEVEL

HERE IN NEW YORK.

WE WILL HAVE A REIMAGINE TASK

FORCE THAT FOCUSES PRIMARILY ON

DOWNSTATE NEW YORK WHICH HAS

BEEN THE MOST EFFECTIVE AREA

AND LED BY THE STATE WITH THOSE

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS.

LET'S GET THE BEST HOUSING

EXPERTS AND TRANSPORTATION

EXPERTS AND LET'S USE THIS AS A

MOMENT TO PLAN CHANGE THAT WE

COULD NORMALLY NEVER DO UNLESS

YOU HAVE THIS SITUATION.

IN THE MEANTIME, DO NO HARM AND

THIS IS MY NUMBER ONE CONCERN

EVERY DAY.

DO NO HARM.

DON'T LET THE INFECTION RATE GO

UP AND THAT IS TESTING AND THAT

IS WATCHING THE DIAL, RIGHT?

WE KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW.

THE WEATHER WILL WARM AND

PEOPLE ARE LITTLE MORE RELAXED

BECAUSE THEY SEE THE NUMBERS

COMING DOWN AND WE KNOW HUMAN

BEHAVIOR, RIGHT?

THEY WANT TO GET OUT OF THE

HOUSE AND BE MORE ACTIVE.

THERE IS A SANITY QUOTIENT TO

THIS WHOLE SITUATION AND ONLY

SO LONG YOU CAN SAY TO PEOPLE

STAY IN THE HOUSE AND LOCKED

THE DOOR, RIGHT?

THEY HAVE TO GO OUT AND DO

SOMETHING AND THEY WILL.

THEY WILL COME OUT WITH THE

WARMER WEATHER AND WE DO HAVE

PARKS AND THEIR ARBITRATION

AREAS.

IT'S NOT HEALTHY TO STAY IN THE

HOUSE ALL THE TIME BUT THAT

WILL HAPPEN AND THE ACTIVITY

LEVEL WILL INCREASE NATURALLY.

WHEN THAT ACTIVITY LEVEL

INCREASES, YOU CAN VERY WELL

SEE THAT INFECTION RATE WILL

SPREAD.

INFECTION RATE IS PRIMARILY A

FUNCTION OF CONTACTS.

YOU TOUCH A SURFACE AND THEN I

TOUCH A SURFACE.

YOU COUGH AND THE DROPLETS GO

ON ME.

IT'S CONTACT AND THAT IS WHY

PLACES LIKE NEW YORK CITY OR

ANYWHERE YOU SEE A HOTSPOT

CLUSTER, IT WAS ABOUT CONTACT.

PEOPLE STARTED COMING OUT AND

MOVING AROUND MORE AND THERE

WILL BE MORE CONTACT.

THAT CONTACT WILL INCREASE THE

VIRUS SPREAD.

WATCH THE DIAL AND THE CONTACT

SPREAD.

YOU WILL SEE IT IN THE

HOSPITALIZATION RATE TO THE

EXTENT WE ARE DOING TESTING,

YOU WILL SEE IT IN THE TESTING

RATE BUT REMEMBER HOW THIN IS

OUR MARGIN OF ERROR.

WE WERE 1.2 OR 1.4, THAT WAS

WHEN THE VIRUS IS AN OUTBREAK.

ONE PERSON IS INFECTING MORE

THAN ONE ADDITIONAL PERSON.

WHEN YOU GET THE INFECTION RATE

BELOW ONE THEORETICALLY, THE

VIRUS IS SLOWING.

WE ARE AT .9.

THAT IS A VERY FINE MARGIN OF

ERROR.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF IT IS

STATISTICALLY RELEVANT, FRANKLY

BECAUSE ALL OF THESE NUMBERS

ARE LOOSE.

THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE TO WATCH.

WE WILL.

WE HAVE TO WATCH THIS UNTIL WE

HAVE A MEDICAL TREATMENT OR A

VACCINE.

THAT IS WHEN THIS IS REALLY

OVER.

IN THE MEANTIME, I SAY INTO MY

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, I'M

GETTING A LOT OF CALLS FROM

SUPERVISORS AND ELECTED

OFFICIALS, ETC.

AND THEY ARE INCREASING

POLITICAL PRESSURE AND THEY ARE

WANTING TO DO THINGS.

THE STATE RULE IS NOW

EVERYTHING IS CLOSED AND THE

STATE RULE IS THEY CAN'T TAKE

THE ACTION THAT IS CONTRARY TO

THAT.

COORDINATION AND DISCIPLINE IS

NOW KEY.

BEACHES AND PUBLIC FACILITIES

AND SCHOOLS AND PARADES AND

CONCERTS, THESE WOULD ALL BE

MAGNETS FOR PEOPLE.

I WORK WITH OUR OTHER STATES

BECAUSE IF THEY OPEN UP A BEACH

IN CONNECTICUT, YOU COULD SEE A

FLOW OF PEOPLE FROM NEW YORK

GOING TO A BEACH IN

CONNECTICUT.

IF I DON'T OPEN THE BEACHES OR

IF THEY HAVE A CONCERT IN NEW

JERSEY, PEOPLE ARE COOPED UP.

AND YOU COULD SEE THEM GET IN A

CAR AND DRIVE TO NEW JERSEY TO

A CONCERT.

YOU DRIVE TO CONCERTS ANYWAY

WITHOUT COVID-19.

I TOLD SOMEONE YESTERDAY I RAN

INTO A COUPLE IN ALBANY WHO

SAID WE ARE FROM QUEENS AND

THEY ARE IN A CAR EATING OUT OF

STYROFOAM TRAYS.

THEY DROVE UP FROM QUEENS TO

BUY THAI FOOD IN ALBANY TAKE

OUT BECAUSE THEY LIKE THE THAI

FOOD RESTAURANT IN ALBANY.

I SAID YOU DROVE FROM QUEENS TO

ALBANY TO BUY THAI FOOD, 2 1/2

OR THREE HOURS.

I SEE ENOUGH THAI RESTAURANTS

IN QUEENS, ALL DUE RESPECT TO

THE THAI RESTAURANTS IN ALBANY.

THEY ARE VERY GOOD BUT DO YOU

NEED TO DRIVE THREE HOURS?

THEY SAID WE JUST HAD TO GET

OUT AND WE TOOK A DRIVE.

ANYTHING THAT NEW JERSEY AND

CONNECTICUT DOES CAN AFFECT

EVERYONE ELSE.

WESTCHESTER DOES SOMETHING, NEW

YORK CITY DOES SOMETHING, IT

AFFECTS EVERYONE ELSE.

THAT IS THE REALITY.

SO, EVERYTHING IS CLOSED UNLESS

WE SAY OTHERWISE.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING AND I

JUST HAD THIS CONVERSATION WITH

A LOCAL OFFICIAL.

PEOPLE NEED GOVERNMENT TO WORK.

GOVERNMENT HAS TO BE SMART AND

IF IT LOOKS CONFUSED BETWEEN

THE STATE AND THE COUNTY OR THE

STATE AND THE TOWN, THAT IS THE

WRONG MESSAGE FOR EVERYONE.

LET'S JUST BE SMART.

ON TESTING AND FUNDING, THOSE

ARE THE TWO AREAS WE ARE

LOOKING TO WORK WITH FEDERAL

PARTNERS AND TESTING WILL

REQUIRE EVERYONE TO WORK

TOGETHER FEDERAL AND STATE AND

STATE AND LOCALS BY THE WAY.

WE ARE STARTING THE LARGEST

ANTIBODY TEST EVER DONE TODAY.

IN NEW YORK, THE LARGEST SAMPLE

BUT THIS HAS TO BE A MULTILEVEL

GOVERNMENT COORDINATED PROJECT

BECAUSE WE HAVE TO DO THIS ON

AN ONGOING BASIS.

ALSO, ON THE FUNDING ISSUE,

THIS IS A UNIQUE PERIOD IN A

LOT OF WAYS AND WE DID THE

STATE BUDGET AND AWAY WE HAVE

NEVER DONE IT BEFORE.

SINCE OUR STATE DID NOT HAVE

ANY REVENUE, THE WAY WE DID THE

BUDGET WAS WE SAID IT IS

DEPENDENT ON WHAT WE GET FROM

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT

PROMISED FUNDING ALL ALONG, WE

SAID WHATEVER WE GET FROM THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL

DETERMINE OUR STATE BUDGET,

RIGHT?

BECAUSE THE STATE HAS A 10 OR

$15 BILLION HOLD RIGHT NOW.

THAT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE

BEFORE.

THEY SAID I WILL TELL YOU THE

STATE BUDGET WHEN I KNOW THE

STATE BUDGET AND IT WILL BE A

FUNCTION OF WHATEVER THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GIVES US.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS NOT

FUNDED STATES TO DATE.

THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS

ASSOCIATION BIPARTISAN HEADED

BY A CHAIRMAN GOVERNOR HOGAN,

REPUBLICAN AND I'M THE VICE

CHAIRMAN.

WE SAID WITH ONE VOICE IF YOU

WANT THE GOVERNOR TO DO THE

JOB, WE NEED TO PROVIDE FUNDING

FOR STATE GOVERNMENTS.

THERE IS NOW ANOTHER PIECE OF

LEGISLATION TALKING ABOUT

PASSING IN WASHINGTON AND IT

DOESN'T HAVE STATE AND LOCAL

GOVERNMENTS IN IT.

BUT, IF THIS WEEK WE DO A STATE

FORECAST AND IF THEY EXCLUDE

STATE GOVERNMENT AGAIN, OUR

STATE FORECAST WILL PROJECT

WITHOUT ANY FEDERAL FUNDS THAT

YOU CAN'T SPEND WHAT YOU DON'T

HAVE IF YOU WERE TO ALLOCATE

THIS SHORTFALL RELATIVELY ON A

FLAT BASIS AND YOU WOULD BE

CUTTING SCHOOLS 20% AND LOCAL

GOVERNMENTS 20% AND HOSPITALS

20%.

THIS IS THE WORST TIME TO DO

THIS.

NOW, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS

SAID FROM DAY ONE TO NOT WORRY

AND WE WILL PROVIDE FUNDING TO

THE STATES.

YEAH, DON'T WORRY BUT I'M

WORRIED BECAUSE I HAVE HEARD

THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND MY

JOB IS VERY SIMPLE.

I HAVE ONE AGENDA AND ONE

PURPOSE.

I FIGHT FOR NEW YORKERS.

THAT IS MY JOB.

I DON'T HAVE ANY SIDE JOBS OR

OTHER PLACES TO GO OR PEOPLE TO

SEE.

THAT IS ALL I DO AND I'M

TELLING YOU THAT NEW YORKERS

NEED FUNDING FOR THIS BUDGET

BECAUSE WE CAN'T DO IT

OTHERWISE.

WASHINGTON IS SAYING WE ARE A

SMALL BUSINESS, YEAH, GREAT.

WE SHOULD FUND SMALL BUSINESSES

AND THEY WANT TO FUND LARGE

CORPORATIONS AND AIRLINES AND

HOTELS, YEAH, THAT'S ALL GREAT.

FUND ALL OF THOSE BUSINESSES

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, DON'T

FORGET TEACHERS AND POLICE

OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS AND

TRANSIT WORKERS AND HEALTHCARE

WORKERS AND NURSING HOME STAFF

BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE

WHO I FIND WITH THE STATE

BUDGET.

YOU SHOULDN'T MAKE US CHOOSE

BETWEEN SMALL BUSINESSES AND

LARGE BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE WHO

ARE ON THE FRONT LINE DURING

THE WORK DAY IN AND DAY OUT.

I WILL EVEN GO A STEP FURTHER

AND PROPOSE HAZARD PAY FOR

FRONT-LINE WORKERS.

WE ALL SAY THEY DID A GREAT

JOB, THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS DID

A GREAT JOB AND THE POLICE ARE

HEROES.

YES, THEY ARE.

THANKS IS NICE BUT ALSO

RECOGNITION OF THEIR EFFORTS

AND SACRIFICE IS ALSO

APPROPRIATE.

THEY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE

CARRYING US THROUGH THE CRISIS

AND IT'S NOT OVER.

IF YOU LOOK AT WHO THEY ARE AND

THE EQUITY AND FAIRNESS OF WHAT

HAS HAPPENED, I THINK ANY

REASONABLE PERSON WOULD SAY WE

SHOULD RIGHT THIS WRONG.

40% OF THE FRONT-LINE WORKERS

OR PEOPLE OF COLOR.

57% OF THE BUILDING WORKERS AND

40% OF THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS.

PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE ALSO

DISPROPORTIONATELY REPRESENTING

DELIVERY SERVICES AND CHILDCARE

SERVICES.

THE ECONOMY CLOSED DOWN.

THE ECONOMY DID NOT CLOSE DOWN.

A CLOSE DOWN FOR THOSE PEOPLE

THAT HAVE THE LUXURY OF STAYING

AT HOME.

ALL OF THOSE ESSENTIAL WORKERS

WHO HAD TO GET UP EVERY MORNING

TO PUT FOOD ON THE SHELVES AND

GO TO THE HOSPITALS TO PROVIDE

HEALTHCARE UNDER EXTRAORDINARY

CIRCUMSTANCES AND THE POLICE

OFFICER THAT HAD TO GO OUT TO

KEEP YOU SAFE AND THE

FIREFIGHTER THAT HAD TO GO OUT

AND STILL FIGHT THE FIRE.

THOSE PEOPLE WORKED AND WENT

OUT AND EXPOSED THEMSELVES TO

THE VIRUS.

TWO THIRDS OF THOSE FRONT-LINE

WORKERS ARE WOMEN.

ONE THIRD COME FROM LOW INCOME

HOUSEHOLDS.

THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THIS WORK

AND HAVE BEEN STRESSED AND ARE

GOING HOME TO A HOUSEHOLD WITH

TWO WAGE EARNERS AND ONE IS NOT

NOW WORKING AND ARE LIVING JUST

ON THE ONE SALARY.

AND AFTER ALL OF THAT, WE SEE

THE INFECTION RATE AMONG

AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND BROWN

AMERICANS HIGHER PROPORTIONALLY

TO OTHER GROUPS.

THEY WERE OUT THERE EXPOSING

THEMSELVES AND YOU CAN TALK

ABOUT HEALTH DISPARITIES AND I

BELIEVE ALL OF THEM WILL WIND

UP SAYING WHEN YOU ARE HOME

WITH YOUR DOORS LOCKED AND

DEALING WITH CABIN FEVER, THEY

WERE OUT THERE DEALING WITH THE

CORONAVIRUS.

THAT'S WHY THEY ARE MORE

INFECTED.

PAY THEM WHAT THEY DESERVE.

I WOULD SAY HAZARD PAY AND GIVE

THEM A 50% BONUS AND I WOULD DO

THAT NOW.

YES, AIRLINES AND ALSO FRONT-

LINE WORKERS AND ALSO WE HAVE A

NEED AND RESPONSIBILITY TO GET

THE ASSISTANCE WE NEED TO

PEOPLE IN LOW INCOME

COMMUNITIES.

WE HAVE PUBLIC HOUSING AND HIGH

CONCENTRATION OF PEOPLE IN ONE

PLACE.

MANY PEOPLE IN SMALL LOBBY AND

MANY PEOPLE IN ELEVATORS OR

HALLWAYS OR HIGHER NUMBER OF

PEOPLE WITH HIGHER OCCUPANCY.

THAT IS WHERE THE VIRUS

SPREADS.

WE WILL SET UP A TEST PROGRAM

WHERE WE WILL HAVE ON-SITE

HEALTH SERVICES AND TESTING IN

THE NEW YORK CITY AREA WITH THE

HOUSING AUTHORITY PROJECTS

WORKING WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS

AND WE ARE DOING THAT AS A

PILOT PROGRAM TO SEE HOW IT

WORKS.

IF IT WORKS WELL, WE WILL GO

FURTHER WITH IT.

AS YOU SEE, WE HAVE THE

ATTORNEY GENERAL AND CONGRESS

PEOPLE WHO WILL BE WORKING ON

THIS AND COORDINATING IT AND I

THANK THEM VERY MUCH.

WE WILL ALSO BRING 500,000

CLOTH MASKS TO NICHA AND THAT

IS ONE MASK FOR EACH PERSON IN

PUBLIC HOUSING AND HAND

SANITIZER, ETC.

JUST SO THEY HAVE THE NECESSARY

CLIMATE THEY NEED TO DO SOCIAL

DISTANCING AND PROTECTION.

PERSONAL OPINION, NOT A FACT,

WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE AS A

GENERAL RULE OF WHAT WE DO,

DETERMINES OUR FUTURE, RIGHT?

AS MORE AS GOVERNMENT IS AND

PEOPLE ARE, THAT IS HOW YOU

SHAPE YOUR FUTURE.

BUT, THIS IS CAUSE AND EFFECT

ON STEROIDS.

WHAT WE DO TODAY WILL DETERMINE

TOMORROW.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO NEED TO

WAIT TO READ THE HISTORY BOOKS.

WE MAKE SMART DECISIONS AND YOU

WILL SEE SMART OUTCOMES IN TWO

WEEKS.

WE MAKE BAD DECISIONS AND YOU

WILL SEE BAD OUTCOMES IN TWO

WEEKS.

SO, WHEN THEY SAY THE FUTURE IS

IN OUR HANDS, THE FUTURE IS

REALLY IN OUR HANDS.

WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS AND WE

CAN CONTROL THE BEASTS.

THE BEAST WILL NOT DESTROY US.

WE CAN CONTROL THE BEAST, GREAT

NEWS.

WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO

KEEP THE BEAST UNDER CONTROL

AND A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO

REOPEN.

BUT, WE WILL SET THE BAR HIGH

AND REIMAGINE.

WHAT WE REOPEN WILL BE BETTER

THAN WHAT WE HAD BEFORE.

BUILD BACK BETTER.

THAT IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO

DO.

WE ARE NEW YORK TAFF AND TOUGH

IS NOT JUST TOUGH.

TOUGH IS SMART AND DISCIPLINED

AND UNITED AND SMART IS LOVING.

QUESTIONS QUESTIONS OF A

WONDERFUL NEW WORK RELEASE

NUMBER OF TRANSFER CASES OF

NURSING HOMES LIKE CALIFORNIA

HAS DONE?

DR. JAMES?

WE UPDATED OUR SURVEY THIS

PAST WEEK AND WE WILL GET THAT

DATA IN AND AS SOON AS THAT IS

READY, WE WILL POST IT.

THE PRESIDENT JUST TWEETED

THAT THE TESTING IS UP TO THE

STATE AND JUST A QUICK REACTION

ON THAT AND ALSO IS THE STATE

CAPABLE OF DOING THE TESTING

IT NEEDS TO BE DOING IN ORDER

TO NOT ONLY IDENTIFY WHO HAS

THE DISEASE BUT WHO HAS HAD THE

DISEASE.

THE PRESENT IS RIGHT THAT

THE STATES TESTING, IT IS UP TO

THE STATES WHICH WILL IMPLEMENT

THE TESTS AND LOGISTICALLY

COORDINATE THE TESTS.

FOR EXAMPLE, I SHOULD MAKE THE

DETERMINATIONS AS TO WHAT LIMES

PARTICIPATE IN TESTING.

WE HAVE ABOUT 300 LABS IN NEW

YORK.

IT IS MY JOB TO COORDINATE

THOSE 300 LABS AND WHICH ONES

SHOULD DO THIS OR NOT AND HOW

TO DECIDE WHAT LABS WORK WHERE.

THEY ARE REGULATED BY THE

STATES, THESE LABS.

SO, HOW MANY DO I HAVE WORKING

AND HOW MANY TESTS CAN I GET

DONE IN TOTAL AND HOW DO I

ALLOCATE THOSE TESTS?

HOW MANY ANTIBODY TESTS CAN I

GET FROM THOSE LABS AND HOW TO

I ALLOCATE THE ANTIBODY TEST?

THAT IS ALL WITHIN THE STATE

PURVIEW.

I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS RIGHT

WHEN HE SAYS THE STATES SHOULD

LEAD.

THAT IS THE STATES LEADING.

WHAT THE STATES WILL RUN INTO

IS WHEN YOU TALK TO THOSE LABS,

THE 300 LABS AND THEY BUY

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT FROM

NATIONAL MANUFACTURERS AND

THOSE LABS CAN ONLY RUN AS MANY

TESTS AS THE NATIONAL

MANUFACTURERS PROVIDING THEM

CHEMICALS AND REAGENTS AND LAB

KITS.

THE NATIONAL MANUFACTURERS SAY

THEY HAVE SUPPLY-CHAIN ISSUES.

I WOULD LIKE THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT TO HELP ON THOSE

SUPPLY-CHAIN ISSUES.

IS THAT FOR FUNDING?

IT'S HARDER THAN FUNDING.

THIS IS A QUAGMIRE BECAUSE IT'S

NOT JUST FUNDING.

I HAVE OFFERED FUNDING TO THE

MANUFACTURERS AND I HAVE SAID I

WILL BUY OR PAY AND WHAT DO I

HAVE TO PAY TO GET THE TESTS?

THEY WILL SAY IT'S NOT THAT

EASY AND I CAN GET THE CHEMICALS

. THEY COME FROM CHINA.

I CAN'T MAKE THE FILES FAST

ENOUGH.

I CAN'T MAKE THE SWABS FAST

ENOUGH.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT OR

WRONG WITH THE NATIONAL SUPPLY-

CHAIN QUESTION BUT THAT IS

WHERE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

COULD HELP.

SHOULD THE STATES TAKE THE LEAD

ON THE TEST?

YES.

THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT.

WE NEED THE VOLUME AND THE

VOLUME WILL BE DETERMINED BY

HOW WELL THE NATIONAL

MANUFACTURERS PROVIDE KITS TO

THE 300 LABS IN NEW YORK.

ONCE YOU TAKE THE TEST, THERE

IS A SECOND FUNCTION WE ARE NOT

TALKING ABOUT WHICH IS YOU TAKE

THE TEST AND YOU HAVE TO TALK

THROUGH TRACING BECAUSE PEOPLE

DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT TRACING

IS.

TRACING IS THIS FUNCTION WE

HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE WHERE

YOU HIRE AN ARMY OF PEOPLE,

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO BE

INVESTIGATORS IN ESSENCE.

NOT A SCARY INVESTIGATOR BUT

INVESTIGATOR THAT TRACES THE

CONTACTS OF EVERY PERSON THAT

IS POSITIVE.

THAT'S AN ENTIRE UNDERTAKING

THAT NO ONE HAS EVEN IMAGINED

BEFORE.

WOULD YOU LIKE THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT TO USE THAT TO RAMP

UP PRODUCTION OF SUPPLIES AND

THINGS LIKE THAT AND THEN ALSO

IS THERE AN ARMY OF TRACERS?

I THINK I WOULD ARGUE AND

THIS IS JUST MY PERSONAL

OPINION AS A GOVERNOR OF NEW

YORK THAT I WOULD DO THE

TRACING AS A STATE

RESPONSIBILITY ALSO.

SOME PEOPLE THINK THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT SHOULD HELP BUT I

WOULD SAY THE STATE CAN DO THE

TRACING AND I WILL COORDINATE

BUFFALO TRACERS AND ROCHESTER

TRACERS IN NEW YORK CITY

TRACERS.

I THINK THAT IS TOO DISCREET OF

AN ACTION FOR THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT.

ANYTHING THAT IS GRANULAR AND

SPECIFIC TO THE DETAILS OF A

STATE, LEAVE THAT TO THE STATE

GOVERNMENT.

YOU ARE IN THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT AND I USED TO BE IN

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

YOU ARE PAINTING A ROOM WITH A

ROLLER IN THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT.

YOU CAN'T DO CORNERS WITH A

ROLLER.

YOU CAN'T DO TRIM AND ROLLING

WITH A RULER.

SOMEONE HAS TO COME BEHIND YOU

WITH A BRUSH AND YOU THE

DETAILS.

THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAS A

BRUSH.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS A

ROLLER AND I HAVE A BRUSH.

LET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DO

WHAT THEY CAN AND IF IT

REQUIRES A BRUSH, LET THE STATE

GOVERNMENT DO IT.

THE BIG QUESTION ON THE TESTING

IS THAT NATIONAL MANUFACTURERS

SUPPLY CHAIN AND GETTING THAT

UP TO SCALE QUICKLY.

I WILL HANDLE MY 300 LABS BUT

THEY ARE NOW SAYING I CAN'T GET

THE TESTS FROM THE NATIONAL

MANUFACTURER.

THE WAY THIS HAPPENED BECAUSE

NO ONE DESIGNED THIS BEFORE AND

IT'S NO ONE'S FAULT.

RIGHT AWAY, EVERYONE WANTS TO

GO TO WHO IS TO BLAME AND NO

ONE IS TO BLAME.

THE WAY THE TESTING WORLD

WORKED WAS A MANUFACTURER MADE

BY THEIR MACHINE.

THE ANDREW CUOMO TESTING

MACHINE.

I SOLD MY MACHINE TO PRIVATE

LABS AND HOSPITALS.

MY MACHINE ONLY OPERATES IF YOU

HAVE AN ANDREW CUOMO TESTING

KIT.

YOU HAVE TO BUY FROM ME AND NOW

WHAT IS HAPPENING IS I WANT TO

BUY 1000 KITS YOU SAY.

NOT ONLY 100 BEEN HOW YOU WANT

1000.

I CAN GET YOU 1000.

EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE THE

MACHINE, AS A NATIONAL

MANUFACTURER, I HAVE SUCH AN

INCREASED DEMAND THAT I

LITERALLY CANNOT PRODUCE IT IN

TIME.

TO UNRAVEL THAT SUPPLY-CHAIN

ISSUE AND MANUFACTURING ISSUE,

I THINK THAT IS THE BEST WAY

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN

HELP.

I AM A LITTLE BIT CONFUSED.

ARE YOU ASKING THEM TO BRING

DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS TO MAKE

THIS EQUIPMENT AND YOU'RE ALSO

ASKING FOR THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT TO PAY FOR THE

TRACERS THAT YOU WILL HANDLE

WITH THE NUTS AND BOLTS?

WE DID NOT GET INTO PAYMENT

OF TRACERS.

I DON'T THINK THERE HAS BEEN

ANY PROPOSAL . NO ONE IS EVEN

TALKING ABOUT PAIN.

THE STATES RIGHT NOW PAY FOR

THE TESTS AND TRACERS.

THAT'S WHY I SAID WHEN THEY SAY

THE STATES GOVERNORS REOPEN,

OKAY, I WILL DO THE TEST AND I

PAY FOR THE TESTS.

I PAY FOR THE TRACERS.

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY.

ON THIS FRONT.

IT'S ABOUT DIVISION OF LABOR

AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND ON THE

TESTING, I CAN'T SOLVE FOR THE

NATIONAL MANUFACTURERS NOT

BEING ABLE TO PRODUCE THE

VOLUME TO SELL TO MY STATE

LABS.

GIVEN THE HIGH NUMBER OF

DEATHS IN NURSING HOMES ON

FRIDAY, WE SAW DIVISION

BETWEEN THOSE THAT ARE NURSING

HOME RESIDENTS THAT PASSED AWAY

BOTH IN THE HOME BUT ALSO IN

THE NURSING HOMES AND IN THE

HOSPITALS.

WHAT IS THE STATES POLICY FOR

ADMISSION OR READMISSION TO THE

NURSING HOMES WHETHER OR NOT

THESE PEOPLE HAVE TESTED FOR

THE VIRUS AND THERE WAS A STATE

DIRECTIVE THAT SAID PEOPLE

CANNOT BE DENIED READMISSION OR

ADMISSION SO I'M WONDERING WHAT

THE STATE POLICY IS JUDGING THE

HIGH NUMBER OF DEATHS.

IF YOU ARE TESTING POSITIVE

FOR THE VIRUS , ARE YOU ALLOWED

TO BE EMITTED TO THE NURSING

HOME IS A QUESTION OR READMITTED

.

YES.

THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

I DON'T KNOW.

THE POLICY IS IF YOU ARE

ADMITTED, YOU SHOULD BE EMITTED

BACK TO A NURSING HOME AND

NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS WILL BE

TAKEN TO PROTECT THE OTHER

RESIDENTS.

IS AT STAKE THOUGH AND THE

STAFF HAVE CAPACITY TO TREAT

THOSE INDIVIDUALS?

IS THAT THE BEST PLACE TESTING

HOW RAPIDLY THE VIRUS SPREADS

AND THIS IS A VULNERABLE

POPULATION AS YOU GUYS HAVE

EXPRESSED MULTIPLE TIMES.

THAT IS WHY WE ARE WORKING

CLOSELY WITH NURSING HOMES AND

INDIVIDUALS TO PROTECT THOSE

COMING BACK WHO HAVE COVID-19

AND FROM WHERE THEY CAME.

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?

ALL THE ISSUES WITH PPE AND

TESTING AND STAFFING AND

MONITORING TO BE SURE THAT THE

NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING

TAKEN.

DO YOU HAVE THE TEST

RESULTS AND CAN YOU SHARE WHAT

THEY ARE?

THOSE TESTS HAVE BEEN DONE

BY HOSPITALS AND I THINK WE HAD

LIKE 20.

HOW MANY HOSPITALS?

OVER 20 WERE ADMINISTERING AND

DOING IT TESTS.

TODAY, THOSE HOSPITALS ARE TO

SEND RESULTS TO THE FDA.

WHO DO THEY SEND THEM TO?

TO THE FDA AND CDC.

THEY SHOULD BE SENDING THE

FIRST TRANCHE OF RESULTS TODAY.

CAN YOU GET A COPY OF THOSE

AS WELL.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHCARE

GETS A COPY BUT IT IS A STUDY

THAT IS BEEN DONE FOR THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SO FOR THE

FDA AND THE CDC.

DUE TO SO MANY UPSTATE

HOSPITALS LAYING OFF PEOPLE

RIGHT NOW, DO YOU THINK THERE

IS A WAY TO BRING BACK ELECTIVE

SURGERIES AND THERE ARE SO MANY

REJECTIONS GOING ON RIGHT NOW

AND YOU SPOKE EARLIER ABOUT A

ROLLING WAVE BUT THERE ARE SOME

PROJECTIONS SAYING YOU ARE IN

COUNTY FOR EXAMPLE AND THEY ARE

NOT NECESSARILY GETTING BETTER

AND ARE PROJECTED TO HIT LATE

JUNE.

ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THAT AT

ALL?

TWO QUESTIONS.

BOTH GOOD ONES.

IS THERE A ROLLING CURVE?

YES.

I SEE AN OCEAN.

NEW YORK CITY HAD THE FIRST

CURVE AND THEN THEY PROJECT

HIGHER CURVES IN OTHER STATES

AND OTHER PARTS OF OUR STATES.

MASSACHUSETTS IS NOW COMING TO

A HIGH POINT AND WE ARE WORKING

WITH THEM WITH ANYTHING THEY

NEED.

WE ARE WITH THEM, GOD BLESS.

BUFFALO WILL HAVE A LEADER

CURVE AND WE ARE WATCHING THOSE

CURVES IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF

THE STATE.

OUR STRATEGY HAS ALWAYS BEEN

THAT WE DEPLOYED TO WHEREVER

THE CURVE IS HIGHEST, RIGHT?

MASSACHUSETTS HAS A PROBLEM AND

WE RUN TO MASSACHUSETTS.

BUFFALO HAS A PROBLEM, WE RUN

TO BUFFALO.

WHENEVER YOU GET TOWARDS THAT

POINT AND THE LOCALITY WE ARE

WORKING WITH TO PREPARE FOR

THAT HIGH POINT.

SECOND QUESTION ON THE ELECTIVE

SURGERIES, WE STOPPED ELECTIVE

SURGERIES FOR ALL HOSPITALS IN

THE STATE.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE WAYS WE

INCREASE CAPACITY, RIGHT?

NOW WE ARE AT A POINT WHERE

SOME OF THE UPSTATE HOSPITALS

HAVE SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL

BURDENS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT

DOING ELECTIVE SURGERY WHICH IS

ONE OF THE PLACES WHERE THEY

MAKE MONEY, FRANKLY.

THEY ARE SAYING WE HAVE A LOWER

VACANCY AND DON'T NEED THOSE

BEDS FOR NEW YORK CITY PEOPLE

OR BUFFALO PEOPLE OR ANYONE

ELSE SO WHY NOT LET US START

GOING BACK TO ELECTIVE SURGERY

IF WE DON'T NEED THE CAPACITY

AND THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION AND

WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT THAT.

IT IS A QUESTION OF BALANCE AND

LET THEM DO ELECTIVE SURGERY

AND THEY FILL UP THE BEDS WITH

ELECTIVE SURGERY AND THEN WHAT

HAPPENS IF YOU HAVE A NEED FOR

THOSE BEDS BECAUSE OF THE

CORONAVIRUS AND YOU DON'T HAVE

THE BED BECAUSE SOMEONE IS

DOING SOME FORM OF ELECTIVE

SURGERY?

THAT IS THE BALANCE.

THAT WE WILL ANNOUNCE TOMORROW,

A POLICY WE BELIEVE PROVIDES

FOR THAT AND HAS SOME VARIABLES

THAT TAKE THE CORONAVIRUS RATE

IN THAT REGION AND COMPARES IT

TO THE VACANCY RATE IN THAT

REGION AND POTENTIAL FOR A HIGH

POINT IN THAT REGION AND WE

WILL ANNOUNCE THAT TOMORROW.

I THINK THERE WERE 275,000

AND MANY WILL MAKE A DENT IN

THAT.

ESPECIALLY WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE

SELF-EMPLOYED.

MELISSA HAS ALL THE ANSWERS.

THEY HAVE MADE US IN OF

CONTENT AND THAT AND BROUGHT

OVER 3100 PEOPLE TO WORK DAILY

FOR THE LAST FOUR DAYS.

THERE ARE 275,000 APPLICATIONS

DOWN TO JUST OVER 4300 AND ARE

NOW OUTSTANDING.

THAT HAS ALL BEEN CLEAR AND

THOSE PHONE CALLS HAPPENED AND

THE APPLICATIONS GET INPUTTED

AND THE CONTROLLER STARTS THE

PROCESS THE CHECKS.

THAT BACKLOG OF PEOPLE THIS

WEEK SHOULD SEE THE MONEY

COMING AND ABOUT 70% OF PEOPLE

CHOOSE TO GET THEIR MONEY

THROUGH DIRECT DEPOSIT.

THAT HAPPENS WITHIN 48 HOURS OF

WHEN THE CLAIM IS FINALLY

PROCESS WHICH IS HAPPENING THIS

WEEK.

THE APPLICATIONS IS ONE PIECE

AND THIS IS THE SECOND PIECE.

OTHERS CHOOSE TO GET THEIR

MONEY ON DEBIT CARD AND THAT IS

A LONGER PROCESS THAT TAKES

ABOUT A WEEK TO COME SO IF YOU

CAN, I WOULD ENCOURAGE PEOPLE

TO GO DIRECT DEPOSIT ROUTE.

THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING THAT

THERE WAS THIS INCREDIBLY

INEFFICIENT AND FRANKLY STUPID

PROCESS THAT THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT THEY AROUND PANDEMIC

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WHERE IF

YOU WERE A GIG WORKER OR SELF-

EMPLOYED, YOU HAD TO APPLY FOR

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND GET

DENIED AND THEN GO TO THE

PROCESS, A SECOND PROCESS OF

APPLYING FOR PANDEMIC

INSURANCE.

WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

CAME UP WITH WAS A NEW FORM

THAT WAS LAUNCHED THIS MORNING

WERE YOU CAN NOW FILL OUT ONE

APPLICATIONS AND THEN THE

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DETERMINES

IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO GET

REGULAR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

AND IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY PUT

YOU INTO THE PANDEMIC

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE SO YOU

WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND GET

REJECTED AND REAPPLY SO THAT

SHOULD HOPEFULLY STREAMLINE FOR

THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN

STRUGGLING TO GET MONEY FASTER.

THE TOTAL FIGURE WAS 1.2

MILLION.

HAS THAT INCREASE?

IT HAS BUT I CAN'T SPEAK TO

THAT PUBLICLY UNTIL THE END OF

THE WEEK.

LET'S DO SOME OF THAT DID

NOT ASK A QUESTION.

A FEW WEEKS AGO, THERE WAS

RESEARCH ON DISPARITIES WITH

COVID-19 RELATED TO THE BLACK

AND LATINO COMMUNITY.

WHEN DO WE EXPECT TO SEE SOME

OF THAT RESEARCH COME TO LIGHT

AND HAVE ANY POLICIES THAT HAVE

BEEN ANNOUNCED REGARDING NICHA

, HAS THAT BEEN BORN OUT OF

THAT RESEARCH?

NO, THAT WILL TAKE A WHILE.

THAT IS AN ACADEMIC PROJECT

AND IT HAS TO GET THE RIGHT

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA.

DOING DIAGNOSTIC TESTING WHICH

IS GOOD BUT WITH THE

QUESTIONNAIRE AND SURVEY DATA

TO GET THE RIGHT DEMOGRAPHICS

AND THEN YOU HAVE TO STUDY

THAT.

THAT WILL NOT BE DONE IN TIME

FOR ANY OF THESE IMMEDIATE

POLICIES.

WHAT WE ARE DOING IN PUBLIC

HOUSING AND NEW YORK CITY IS

JUST COMMON SENSE.

YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS AND YOU

KNOW THE VIRUS ATTACKS AND

PLACES OF CONCENTRATION, RIGHT?

WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE THIS ISSUE

IN NEW YORK CITY IN THE FIRST

PLACE.

PUBLIC HOUSING IS ONE OF THE

GREATEST PLACES OF

CONCENTRATION AND ONE OF THE

GREATEST PLACES OF HEALTH

DISPARITIES IN THE FIRST PLACE.

WE KNOW THE PEOPLE IN PUBLIC

HOUSING OFTEN DON'T HAVE

RESOURCES TO DO THESE

ACCOMMODATIONS THEMSELVES SO

THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE MOST

NOTABLE POPULATION.

YOU LOOK AT ALMOST ANY

EMERGENCY THAT HAPPENS AND

PEOPLE IN PUBLIC HOUSING ALWAYS

PAY THE HIGHEST PRICE IT SEEMS.

I DON'T CARE IF IT WAS A FLOOD

IN THE MIDWEST OR HURRICANE OR

EARTHQUAKE IN LOS ANGELES.

HURRICANE KATRINA.

PEOPLE ON THE TOP OF THOSE

BUILDINGS AND HURRICANE KATRINA

AND IN THE STADIUM, THOSE WERE

PEOPLE FROM PUBLIC HOUSING.

IF THE RESEARCH WILL TAKE A

WHILE, WHAT MORE COULD THE

STATE DO?

WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE

CAN.

THAT IS MY PROPOSAL ON HAZARD

PAY AND FOCUSING ON PUBLIC

HOUSING AND FOOD BANKS AND

ADDITIONAL TESTING AND DOING

EVERYTHING WE CAN.

LET'S DO WHO DID NOT ASK A

QUESTION.

THANKS.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS

ON REINFECTION AND ONE ON

ANTIBODY TESTING.

I ASKED ABOUT THIS LAST WEEK

AND I ASKED IF YOU CASTRATED

THE RATE OF INFECTION FOR

INDIVIDUAL REGIONS AND MY

QUESTION IS WHY ARE WE

CALCULATING THE RATE OF

INFECTION FOR INDIVIDUAL

COUNTIES?

YOU ASKED ME LAST WEEK AND

IT IS THE SAME ANSWER I GAVE

YOU LAST WEEK.

YOU NEED TESTING TO DO THAT.

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TESTING

WHERE YOU CAN BREAK OUT THE

SAMPLE TO ACCOUNT THE LEVEL.

RIGHT?

WE ARE TAKING THE MOST

AGGRESSIVE SURVEY IN THE NATION

RIGHT NOW.

WE WILL HAVE 2000 PEOPLE

STATEWIDE AND WITH 2000 PEOPLE,

YOU CAN BREAK DOWN THAT SAMPLE

A NUMBER OF WAYS.

YOU CAN LOOK AT MALE OR FEMALE

OR DEMOGRAPHICS BUT YOU CAN'T

BRING IT DOWN TO 62 COUNTIES

BECAUSE THE SAMPLE SIZE WOULD

BE SO SMALL THAT IT

STATISTICALLY WOULD NOT BE

REPRESENTED.

YOU WOULD NEED A TREMENDOUS

SAMPLE SIZE TO BE ABLE TO GET

IT DOWN TO THE COUNTY LEVEL.

WHY DON'T YOU DO MORE TESTS?

I KNOW.

WE COME RIGHT BACK TO WHERE WE

STARTED.

WE HAVE TO GET TESTING UP TO

SCALE AND THAT IS THE ONGOING

CONVERSATION WITH THE STATES

AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

LET'S NOT INTERRUPT EACH OTHER

AND LET PEOPLE ASK A QUESTION.

GO AHEAD.

WITH ALL THE ISSUES

SURROUNDING TESTING , IS IT

POSSIBLE AND DO YOU EVEN HAVE A

THRESHOLD OF HOW MANY PEOPLE

YOU WOULD WANT TO SEE TESTED IN

EACH COUNTY?

A COUNTY, NO.

THERE ARE ALSO POLICIES AND I

WILL NOT WORK ON JUST THE

COUNTY LEVEL.

YOU WILL NEVER OPEN BUSINESSES

IN JUST A COUNTY BECAUSE ALL

YOU WOULD DO IS OVERWHELM THE

COUNTY WITH EVERYONE IN THE

SURROUNDING AREA.

I THINK THE MOST DISCRETE

JURISDICTION YOU WOULD GET TO

IS A REGION AND THE REGIONAL

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REGION IN

THE COUNTRY AS A REGION.

THAT IS AN AREA WHERE YOU COULD

COME UP WITH THE SPECIFIC

STRATEGIES BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE

NUMBERS IN THOSE REGION AND IT

IS DIFFERENT THAN ANYWHERE

ELSE.

WE CAN GET TESTING INFORMATION

BY REGION.

WE HAVE THE SIMPLE SIZE AND

WHEN YOU BREAK IT DOWN INTO

DEMOGRAPHICS, YOU WILL HAVE A

HIGHER NUMBER IN THAT AREA.

IF YOU ONLY HAVE 10 PEOPLE IN

THE NORTH COUNTRY, YOU CAN'T DO

ANYTHING WITH 10 PEOPLE IN THE

SAMPLE.

IF YOU ADD 50 PEOPLE IN THE

NORTH COUNTRY IN THE SAMPLE,

CAN YOU TELL ANYTHING FROM 50

PEOPLE?

YOU NEED A LARGER SAMPLE SIZE

AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE WORKING

TOWARDS WITH MORE TESTING?

YOU MENTIONED PEOPLE HAVE

BEEN COMING UP STATE FROM OTHER

AREAS AND PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED

TO BE STAYING AT HOME.

DO YOU NEED TO TAKE FURTHER

ACTION TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM

TRAVELING TO GET FOOD WHEN WE

ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A

PANDEMIC?

THAT IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE

OF WHAT WAS SUGGESTED WHICH WAS

THAT I WAS BEING TOO TOUGH ON

KEEPING PEOPLE HOME.

LOOK, IT'S A BALANCE AND A

CERTAIN AMOUNT OF

RESPONSIBILITY AND SOCIAL

CONSCIENCE, FRANKLY.

I HAVE BEEN PROBABLY THE MOST

AGGRESSIVE GOVERNOR IN THE

COUNTRY ON PUTTING IN

REGULATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS.

I THINK I WAS JUSTIFIED BECAUSE

WE HAD A WORSE PROBLEM THAN

ANYWHERE ELSE.

WE HAVE THAT CONCENTRATION

DENSITY TO DEAL WITH AND OTHER

ISSUES.

I THINK WHERE WE ARE NOW IS

RIGHT.

I CAN'T MANDATE PERSONAL

BEHAVIOR.

I NEVER COULD.

MY STRATEGY FROM DAY ONE

KNOWING THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO

ASK PEOPLE TO DO THINGS THAT NO

GOVERNMENT HAS ASKED THEM TO DO

MAYBE SINCE WORLD WAR I OR

WORLD WAR II, THE ONLY WAY I

WOULD ACTUALLY GET COMPLIANCE

BECAUSE I CAN SET UP YOUR AND

SAY WHATEVER I WANT TO SAY AND

NEW YORKERS ARE GOOD AT SAYING

FINE BUT I'M NOT GOING TO DO

IT.

MY STRATEGY HAS BEEN GIVEN THE

FACTS AND TELL THEM WHY IT IS

IN THEIR BEST INTEREST AND ALL

OF OUR BEST INTEREST AND NEW

YORKERS ARE SMART IF THEY

UNDERSTAND WHY, THEY WILL DO IT

AND THEY HAVE DONE IT BY IN

LARGE.

YOU ARE RIGHT, SOME PEOPLE ARE

NOT HAPPY ABOUT MASKS OR

STAYING HOME BUT NO ONE IS

HAPPY ABOUT ANY OF THIS SO IT

WAS NEVER ARE YOU HAPPY?

I THINK THEY HAVE ENOUGH FACTS

WHERE THEY KNOW WHEN WE ARE

TALKING ABOUT PERSONAL HEALTH.

IT'S A QUESTION OF LIFE AND

DEATH.

YOU ARE IRRESPONSIBLE HERE AND

RECKLESS HERE.

YOU COULD DIE.

OR, YOU CAN GET INFECTED AND

COME HOME AND KISS YOUR MOTHER

AND YOUR MOTHER DIES.

THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TALKING

ABOUT.

I THINK THEY GOT IT.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING

MORE I CAN DO.

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE PEOPLE

THAT SAY AND DENY EVERYTHING

AND JUST SAY IT'S A HOAX.

THERE IS NO VIRUS.

OKAY.

GO TALK TO THE 400 PEOPLE WHOSE

FAMILIES DIED YESTERDAY AND

TELL ME IT'S A HOAX.

SOME PEOPLE, YOU JUST CAN'T DO

ANYTHING ABOUT.

CAN USE WHEN THE STATE

REASONS WHY PEOPLE THAT ARE

INCARCERATED AND STAFF AND

WHERE THOSE CASES ARE.

OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE?

YES.

THEY SAY BECAUSE OF SECURITY

REASONS BUT HAVE NOT EXPLAINED

WHY.

RELEASING THE LIST OF

INFECTED PEOPLE?

NOT PEOPLE AT FACILITIES

WHERE THE INFECTIONS ARE OR

COUNTIES OR REGIONS.

THE COVID-19 CASES PER

PERSON?

OR COUNTY OR REGION.

I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY

HAVEN'T DONE THAT.

I GET BEAT ON IT DAILY AND TO

THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN STAND

INFORMATION.

WHO HAS NOT ASKED A

QUESTION?

WHAT OPERATIONS ARE

HAPPENING AND WHEN WILL HE SEE

SMALLER CLASS SIZES.

A WHOLE DIFFERENT EXERCISE.

STOOLS SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED ALL

ACROSS THE STATE, PERIOD.

THERE IS NO PLAN TO REOPEN

SCHOOLS, PERIOD.

LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, I WOULD

NOT BE SURPRISED IF YOU HEARD

CERTAIN DISTRICT SAYING THEY

PLAN TO REOPEN.

BY LAW, THEY CANNOT REOPEN.

SOME WANT TO SO THEY MIGHT SAY

WE WANT TO REOPEN.

IF THEY WANT TO REOPEN, THEY

CAN'T BECAUSE IT VIOLATES THE

PLANT WE HAVE IN PLACE.

NO SCHOOLS WILL REOPEN AND IF

WE MAKE A DECISION TO REOPEN

SCHOOLS, WE THEN WOULD NEED A

WHOLE PLAN ON HOW TO REOPEN A

SCHOOL WITH THE RIGHT PUBLIC

HEALTH STANDARDS AND

DISINFECTING AND ALL OF THE

PRECAUTIONS WHICH IS A MAJOR

UNDERTAKING.

WE ARE NOT THERE YET.

GOVERNOR, CAN YOU ASK FOR

IN YOUR TRACKING AND THERE WAS

AN EMPHASIS BUT IT DID NOT

PREVENT THE CURRENT SITUATION

WE ARE IN.

THE NEW CONTRACT, THAT IS A

LITTLE BIT OF AN ENTREPRENEUR.

THE CONTRACT TRACING DID NOT

PREVENT WHAT SITUATION?

THAT WAS AN EMPHASIS TO

TRACK DOWN AND BUYING CASES

BUT THEN WE STILL HAVE MASSIVE

OUTBREAKS.

YOU ALSO SAW THE CLUSTER ,

RIGHT?

THAT IS WHAT CONTRACT TRACING

DOES.

ONCE THE OUTBREAK HAPPENS,

CONTACT TRACING IS TOO LATE.

TO STOP THE INITIAL VIRUS

INFECTION.

BUT, WHAT IT THEN DOES IS IT

COMES IN, OKAY, YOU WERE TESTED

POSITIVE. WHO DID YOU CONTACT,

THESE TWO PEOPLE SO CONTACT

THOSE TWO PEOPLE AND WHO DO

THEY CONTACT AND TEST AND TEST

AND TEST AND FIND THE POSITIVE

AND ISOLATE.

THAT IS AT WORK AND WE DID

MASSIVE CONTACT TRACING AFTER

HE BROKE LOOSE.

THAT IS HOW WE FOUND OUT ABOUT

IT, IT BROKE LOOSE AND IT WAS

THE HOTTEST CLUSTER IN THE

NATION VERY EARLY ON BUT THEN

WE CAME IN WITH CONTACT

TRACING.

HOWEVER, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE

YOU NEED TO DO CONTACT TRACING

IS TREMENDOUS AND NO ONE HAS

EVEN SCOPED THIS OUT.

THE FIRST QUESTION IS HOW MANY

TESTS CAN YOU DO AND FOR EVERY

TEST YOU CAN DO, YOU THEN NEED

A CONTRACT TRACER TO COME IN

AND TRACE THOSE CONTACTS FROM

THAT PERSON.

I'M SAYING WE WANT TO GET UP TO

THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

TESTS AND IF YOU ARE DOING

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TESTS,

HOW MANY CONTACT TRACERS DO YOU

NEED AND NOBODY HAS NEAR THE

CAPACITY WITH LOGISTICAL

MANAGEMENT SO THAT HAS TO ALL

BE STARTED.

THEN YOU HAVE TO ISOLATE THOSE

PEOPLE.

WE ARE GOOD ON ISOLATION OR AS

GOOD AS YOU CAN BE.

BUT, ALL THIS IS A PLACE WHERE

NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE.

IT IS A MANAGEMENT INTENSIVE

AND COST INTENSIVE WHICH TAKES

US BACK TO COST.

WHO DID NOT ASK A QUESTION?

WHO IS SELECTING?

HOW ARE YOU GUYS RANDOMLY

SELECTING PEOPLE?

IT IS A STATISTICAL MODEL

TO COME UP WITH A SAMPLE.

IF THE CITY IS 60% AND BUFFALO

IS THIS %, IT GIVES THAT'S A

CISCO MODEL.

YOU JUST HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO

BE ON THE STREET CORNER OR

WHATEVER AND ACTUALLY GET THOSE

PEOPLE.

CLEARLY, PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED

TO TEST?

NO, YOU SHOULD TEST IN

NURSING HOMES.

WILL THERE BE MORE TESTS

AVAILABLE?

THERE WILL BE MORE BUT THE

QUESTION IS HOW FAST YOU CAN

INCREASE THE VOLUME OF TESTS

BECAUSE THE MORE TESTS, THE

BETTER.

THE MORE TESTS, THE BETTER.

HOW DO YOU GET MORE?

GO TO THE LABS AND

MANUFACTURERS AND THE HIGHER,

THE BETTER.

TESTS NURSING HOMES AND SCHOOLS

AND TEACHERS AND PRISON

FACILITIES.

YOU NEED THE VOLUME OF TESTS.

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