CNBC: “It was never politics. It was always science.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized other state leaders’ response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying some states who rushed to reopen their economies were playing politics. Cuomo, a Democrat, was asked about comments made by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, who said the state’s quarantine on New Yorkers earlier this year “saved lives” and reduced the spread of the virus.
“I say to them all look at the numbers,” Cuomo said, referring to conservative states seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases. “You played politics with this virus, and you lost. You told the people of this state, you told the people of this country, the White House, ‘Don’t worry about it. Go about your business. This is all Democratic hyperbole.’”
“Now you see 27 states with the numbers going up. You see the death projections going up. You see the economy going down,” he added.
On Friday, DeSantis closed Florida bars to stop the spread of the virus as cases surge in the state.
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