Variant Mania: New York Governor Issues Mandates Just Like Her Predecessor, Cuomo

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Sometimes, it seems that it doesn’t really matter what warm body is in the New York Governor’s office because they will all act the same. This appears to be the case with newly installed Madame Governor Kathy Hochul, who recently replaced the old putrid and kinda creepy Andrew Cuomo. You remember Andrew, he is the older brother of Fredo, who has that sweet gig over at CNN that hardly anyone watches.

Governor Hochul seems to have decided to follow good ole Andrew’s playbook on how to deal with the new variant coming out of South Africa, which is really just the same way other variants of the “Cove” were dealt with. Possibly, she was not paying attention to how well that all went down when she was the Lt. Guv and honestly, you can’t blame her being it is a cushy gig with a sweet check for doing nothing.

From The Detroit News

She said the variant hasn’t yet been detected in the state but that she decided to sign an executive order to allow the health department to limit non-essential, non-urgent procedures at hospitals and acquire critical supplies more quickly. The order takes effect Dec. 3 and will be re-assessed based on the latest data on Jan. 15.

“We continue to see warning signs of spikes this upcoming winter, and while the new omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York state, it’s coming,” Hochul said.

Earlier in the month, Hochul blamed vaccine holdouts for a rise in hospitalizations, saying that a worsening situation was avoidable if people would get the shots. She also discouraged large indoor gatherings for Thanksgiving, saying then that “we are heading into a vulnerable time.”

So the new Governess thinks that prepping for the new variant by preventing people from having stuff done or gathering for Thanksgiving indoors will help reduce hospitalizations. That advice was so 2020, back when we didn’t have the “vaccinations” to save us all. Yet, being I heard this argument last year, how about if we check to see how the vaccination rate in the Empire State is currently sitting?

According to Spectrum One, the Guv made a surprising announcement just last week about the rate of vaccinations.

Ninety percent of adults in New York state have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday.

According to CDC data cited by the governor, 80.3% of New Yorkers age 18 and older have completed their vaccine series, 77.1% of residents of all ages have received at least one dose, and 68.1% have completed their vaccine series.

“As of today, 90 percent of adult New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – while that is an incredible achievement, it’s crucial we continue to take precautions to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe from this deadly virus as we head into the holiday season,” Hochul said in a statement. “We know the tools to stop the spread of COVID: Get vaccinated, get the booster if you are already vaccinated, and please stay home if you’re feeling sick. The vaccine and booster is safe, free and widely available. Don’t put it off any longer.”

So, if I’m reading this right, and I’m pretty sure I am, New York has somewhere between 80 to 90% of its sheeeeep, I mean people, with at least one shot in the arm. That is pretty impressive for a state that is famous for its residents having attitudes about anything and everything. So why are the hospitals being told not to do elective surgeries by executive order? I would think that the administrators of these medical facilities could make that determination of how to best allocate thier resources and not some Johnny come lately politician just reading off the former failure’s playbook.

So the new variant that has Biden so worried that he is halting travel from South Africa beginning tomorrow, is now going to blow through all the protocols that Fauci Inc. has worked on and preached about for the past two years. You would think that New York would be uniquely positioned to cruise right through this but the Governor’s actions tell a different story. I’m also pretty sure that this is the third or fourth variation of a variant that is going to ruin everything.

More executive actions with the swipe of a pen that are not based on anything concrete scientifically.

More ringing the alarm bell of fear that people who don’t do everything the government minders tell us to do are the problem.

Just more of the same incompetence in New York, but this time by someone who wears a dress on occasion.

New York, I hope you do work on getting someone in the Governor’s seat next year that is not just a carbon copy of the current and former Governor you have had. I think you deserve better than to be led by people who just want to scare people based on their own fear.