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De Blasio Says Restrictions May Begin to Lift in June

82nd Street in Jackson Heights is in shutdown (Queens Post)

May 11, 2020 By Christian Murray

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city could see the easing of restrictions beginning next month.

The mayor said that with the spread of COVID-19 slowing, there is a chance that the city may allow the reopening of some nonessential businesses next month.

“June is when we are potentially going to be able to make some real changes, if we can continue our progress,” de Blasio said at his daily press briefing this morning.

“We’re going to always go by the data,” he added. “It’s been pretty good and pretty consistent. It’s not quite been what we need it to be, but definitely trending the right direction.”

De Blasio has used three metrics as a yardstick for when the restrictions can ease—the rate of hospitalizations, the number of people in critical care and the percentage of people who test positive. When each has dropped for 10 consecutive days and is below a set threshold the restrictions can ease.

All three measures have continued to trend downward, although some days they have ticked up.

The number of hospitalizations dropped to 55 on Saturday from 68 the day before, according to the latest NYC Health data. Meanwhile, the number of people in critical care dipped to 537 from 540 and the percentage of people who tested positive dropped to 13 percent from 17 percent.

“This is exactly the kind of day we want to see,” the mayor said. “Now, let’s say we can stretch a number of these days together.”

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Mac

Hashtagger- You sound like your orange cult leader with your misogyny. You’re also delusional, everyone else hates women but your the one who has their best interest at even though your poorly conceived plan will make women sick and even kill them. Your bullying of Clarissa speaks volumes. You’re a second rate propaganda peddling troll. Listed are some your techniques, I use the term technique loosely when it comes to you.
1-DISTORTION OF DATA or OUT OF CONTEXT or CARD STACKING or CHERRY PICKING: This technique is used to convince the audience by using selected information and not presenting the complete story. Examples: “A study was done that showed eating peanut butter causes liver cancer” (the fact that later the study was later shown to be flawed or funded by the peanut butter haters and therefore suspect, is not revealed). A variation would be “Raising the speed limit to 65 mph resulted in many fewer traffic fatalities”. Such statements need to be checked with how many people were driving before and after the change in speed limit. Fewer people may be driving after the speed limit change, even though the fatality rates (deaths per 100,000) may be higher, leading to the overall result of fewer fatalities.

2-WEAK INFERENCE (or False Cause): Weak inference is when a judgment is made with insufficient evidence, or that the conclusion does not necessarily follow from the evidence given. For example: Ducks and geese migrate south for the winter, therefore all waterfowl migrate south for the winter. Or, most rich folks vote republican, therefore most people who vote republican are rich.

3-FAULTY ANALOGY: This is when a comparison is carried to far. Example: “The economy is following the same path as right before the great depression, therefore we will experience a stock market crash soon!” SLIPPERY SLOPE would be an example of faulty analogy. Slippery slope makes the argument that a shift in one direction will continue to lead to extremes (ex. smoking pot will lead to heroine addiction). It is not necessarily so.

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#hiMacand Karen

Look Karen: the 40,000 people who came from China recently were AMERICAN CITIZENS. So, you want to lock them out? Typical lib!

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I agree, Trump let in 40,000 travelers from China during the "ban"

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan weren’t in the travel ban. Trump let in thousands of non-citizens, during a pandemic, long after other countries had restrictions.

Why can’t the game show host do a better job of securing our borders?

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Mac

Hashtagger- Your spreading ridiculous propaganda. As usual. Your inability to think is shameful. You just repeat Fox and other right wing talking points. Never the crucial question. You can open everything but if you can’t create demand it’s the same as being closed. So you can continue to beat the drum like what Stalin called a useful idiot. I know this will go unanswered by you and rebutted with various forms of propaganda. Universal testing will create confidence and confidence will create demand.

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Guest

Zoe, things need to get back to the way they were but governments need time to gather more info, the problem is they are not doing anything with the info they’ve been getting for last 2 months. It’s waste of time while people sit at home and patients die in hospitals. They seriously need to figure out the next step ASAP and the answer is neither re-opening, nor staying indoors for 1 more month. It’s information and using that information to guide people properly, not based on fortune telling or guesses.. It’s a hot mess that nobody is using the information to paint a clear picture. People blame China but at least they built tracking systems that alerted people if they were in an environment that had large number of covid cases and those people stayed home and did not infect each other, unlike NY ignorant fools that don’t care about anyone else and walk around spreading the infection.
If everyone stayed home for 15 days, mandatory curfew, cannot be allowed outside at the same time, took turns to grab groceries instead of rushing to pick up toilet paper like animals, we’d be in better shape by now. We might have been hit for 2 weeks to a month, but not like this, uncertainty.

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#dontbeakaren

End the lockdown! This is a long slow death for people who have small businesses or work in them. The hotels and shows will never recover. Many of the businesses are owned by new immigrants. Libs like DeBlasio and Cuomo want their votes but do not care what happens to them. Connecticut is opening up on May 20th. Larger businesses could have people worked staggered hours to avoid crowding on the subways. DeBlasio: “Go to the Lunar Year parade: if you don’t, you are a racist.” Look how the Dem party and MSM lines up with the garbage from the Chinese Communist Party. The Chicoms could not destroy us militarily, so they destroyed our economy and way of life in sixty days. #STOPTHEKARENS.

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Trump told millions of Americans to break quarantine...

80,000 dead and climbing. I’m sorry what were you saying?

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Manowar

Trump pointed out the danger of coronavirus in his State of the Union address. The one that Nasty Pelosi ripped up like a petulant child. Maybe she should have read it carefully instead of urging people to go visit Chinatown in San Francisco.

The China travel ban was also well ahead of its time as a sensible measure yet the democrats predictably labelled it “xenophobic.”

The democrats and thie media lap dogs are shameless liars when it comes to this administration.

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That is all completely false

Trump had all the info in January and did nothing. You want to blame dems for Trump being weak?

> travel ban

40,000 people came here from China since Trump imposed the “ban.” Oops, another complete failure.

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Lee

Coronavirus-related discrimination in New York City is on the rise, particularly against Asian-Americans. Telling the public that the virus in NYC came from Italy is not enough. We need better policing.

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Hejin

Gotta wonder how bad NYC would have been if de Blasio and the NYC Health Commissioner didn’t tell people only one week before the outbreak started, to get out there and ride the subway and act as normal…

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Agreed, following Trump's lead was a bad idea

Trump encouraged MILLIONS of Americans to hold large maskless protests of public health.

Your unsupported claim is that de Blasio said to ride the subways once.

80,000 dead Americans, are they all de Blasio’s fault too?

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Zoe

Regardless of any timeline, this virus is not going away. It is very viable and mutates rapidly. Time is irrelevant . It will not just pass over. Locking people up will have no affect on the contagion. Ultimately, people will have to begin living again.

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Clarissa

It’s all fun until the virus affects you personally. My grandson is an essential worker and has lost 4 of his coworkers to the virus, but it sounds like that’s the fate some want, with people in the mainly suburbs on tv and social media crying about how bored they are at home in their huge houses and how they need a haircut. Go get a job as an essential worker if you want to work so bad. They need the help.

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#stopthekarens

Dear Clarissa, not everyone can work as an “essential worker”. Can you? All jobs are essential and we don’t like being looked down upon by our governor and by you. As for haircuts, salon owners are small business owners who mostly employ women. Nice of you to look down on people who work for a living!

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You want to spread a deadly pandemic to open a nail salon...

You don’t think healthcare workers are essential?! Yikes, Trump lovers have been so disrespectful to the hard working middle class during this.

(No one’s doing the “Karen” thing anymore lol that was last year)

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Luisa Gonzales

So many New Yorkers were not able to apply for UI because they aren’t eligible. We need help in Queens. No money for food and rent. Very bad way for people to be treated who work do hard. No give something to the people for mothers day? Only food for ramadan.

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Greg

I have kids to feed and bills to pay! Its time for me to leave NYC. It’s by far the most infected place in the US. Crowded Subways and packed housing units don’t go well with germs. I am going ahead and beginning the process of moving. I am so lucky my employer will agree to let me work at the same or a similar job at a different location.

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Jane

DeBlasio should resign. Cuomo should be tried and jailed for mandating nursing homes to take positive patients.

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Ray

“Go to China Town and celebrate Chinese New Year, everything is fine and we must combat Trumps racist travel ban” ~ de Blasio Feb 2020
“This is all Trumps fault, he didnt do anything to stop this and blood is on his hands!” de Blasio March 2020

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February?

Trump had all the information in January, didn’t do anything for months, as the death toll climbed.
That’s a month before what you’re saying, so it’s way worse right?

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Jackie

Who else is tired of all the politicians, self important local officials and celebrities telling us how to live but then totally living by a different standard themselves???

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Eleni

This is ridiculous. Meanwhile people haven’t seen any PUA money state’s got from the govt. If you want to keep nyc shut until June, then cancel rents and mortgages and all too.

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Anne

Hopefully retail stores will open up and sell masks, gloves and sanitizers. I have been using the same mask I purchased at a pharmacy for 5 dollars since April. Its also getting to warm for winter mittens.

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Julie

Close more streets to cars. More and more experts are agreeing that people are better off outdoors than indoors. My family had a great mothers day picnic outside.

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If you wear a mask, the libs win!

Looks like Trump was right about Lysol after all!

The free disinfectant-injection tents he set up are really working.

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Surreal Estate Agent

If de blaz relied on some small business to make ends meet paycheck to paycheck, the lockdown would have ended a month ago.

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