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There are a lot of variables. I understand that. We didnt know what the social distancing would actually amount to. I get it, but we were all wrong, so, Im sort of out of the guessing business, right? We watched the numbers. We prepare as the numbers drop, so when the number actually hits the threshold, were ready to go. We just finished that. Were in the midst of that with Long Island, Mid-Hudson region, etc. But... I dont want to guess.
Total hospitalization is down. Good news. Net change is down, intubations is down and new hospitalizations are down, so it's a good day across the plate, the number of deaths are down -- 139. At a different time and place, if I had that news to deliver, that would be incredibly shocking to people. Only in this environment it is not shocking and relative to where we were, it's good news.
We can't open an attraction that might bring many people from outside the region and then overwhelm people in that region, you have a lot of pent-up demand. We have seen this before, where -- when we're not coordinated -- we have New York people going to Connecticut because Connecticut has parks or water slide access that's open.
The more we know, the more reliably we can achieve the goal of total harm minimization : the reduction of health and life lost both to the virus, and to societal collapse, to the irreducible minimum, we should proceed in stages because that enables us to adjust and refine, even as we make progress toward normalcy.
This is exactly what they do. Deploy the Army Corps of Engineers to come work with states to build temporary medical facilities. Get us backup beds so when the hospital is overwhelmed, we can have some of the people who are in the hospital beds go to a backup medical facility, if you don't do it, you know what is going to happen : You're going to overwhelm the hospitals.
The hateful activities at Syracuse University are most disturbing, not only to the Syracuse University community, but to the greater community of New York, they have no been handled in a manner that reflects this states aggressive opposition to such odious, reckless, and reprehensible behavior. That these actions should happen on the campus of a leading New York university makes this situation even worse.
The goal of this law is simple : to prevent cigarettes and vaping products from getting into the hands of our youth, creating an addiction to a deadly habit, we are taking aggressive action to make sure the decades of progress we've made to combat tobacco addiction is not undone by a sharp rise in e-cigarette use among younger New Yorkers.
[ A ] small group [ of ] politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community -- which poll after poll showed overwhelmingly supported bringing Amazon to Long Island City -- the states economic future and the best interests of the people of this state, the New York State Senate has done tremendous damage. They should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity.
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