Setting aside whatever general political opinions one might have about NY Governor Cuomo, his daily Coronavirus briefings (IMO) are stellar. He's matter-of-fact, data-driven, takes good questions from the press. Really informative. They do focus on NY in terms of data but I'm finding the information pertinent, especially when it comes to how the states are strategizing and working, with and without federal coordination.
I had only caught snipets on the news until I realized he seemed to be holding them daily and am now systematically watching. They happen around noon. I watch on MSNBC but I'm guessing other networks carry them as well. I think previous ones can be seen on Youtube.
I'm posting here instead of PTA because I want to believe that the information is of interest to everyone. Please keep any comparisons with the administration's briefings to a different thread in PTA.
Cuomo is pretty intelligent. He's under a lot of pressure right now.
I really like his "here are the numbers, here's what we know, here's what we've tried, here's what seems to be (or not be) working, here's what we're going to try next" message. No finger pointing or laying blame that I've heard.
Post by walkswithblackflies on Mar 24, 2020 13:28:36 GMT -8
I'm a New Yorker and I CANNOT STAND CUOMO. That said, he is doing an excellent job with virus response.
Hundreds of years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that my ruins become a tourist attraction.
Today's briefing for the state of NY. This may be of interest to everybody because NY right now has the highest number of confirmed cases with over 30K confirmed cases (which I believe parallels the night number of tests administered.) Note that the next state in terms of numbers is New Jersey, with 3,675 confirmed cases.
Current numbers for the state of New York: 30,811 confirmed (tested positive) cases 12% of confirmed cases have been hospitalized 3% of confirmed cases are in ICU 285 deaths, which is less than 1% of cases BUT almost 8% of those hospitalized
He also shows a curve that shows that currently, the confirmed cases are trending higher than the projected curve.
I really like the way he goes through each topic, e.g. projections, preparedness, etc. and gives straightforward answers with real numbers. I live in Michigan and while our state government has a "Coronavirus" website, the information isn't consolidated enough. I've chased some links but can't tell what the projected numbers are for hospical/ICU bed needs, how close we are to meeting it, and so on.