Cuomo touts New York's decline in hospitalizations, effectively reverses mandate linked to nursing-home deaths

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With New York City's lockdown executive order set to expire on May 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo celebrated a steep decline in hospitalizations and deaths due to the coronavirus during Sunday's daily briefing with reporters — even as he sought to address the state's sky-high nursing home death count, which came after a state directive mandating that nursing homes take on positive COVID-19 patients.

Cuomo said new hospitalizations were roughly where they were on March 20, when the “New York State on Pause” executive order locked down the state. And, the number of deaths in the state — just 203 on Saturday — was similar to where it was in late March, as well.

You know what would be refreshing? If elected officials would just say "We really don't know what we are doing. We are running everything by the seat of our pants". At least that would be honest for many of them.