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    >>> GOOD MORNING PLEASURE TO BE HERE

    BEAUTIFUL NEW YORK CITY BEAUTIFUL DAY THE FAR RIGHT SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR TO MY LEFT DR

    HOWARD ZUCKER HOPE EVERYBODY HAD THEIR COFFEE THIS MORNING IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS INCREASING IN 32 STATES THE RATE OF INCREASE IS ONLY GETTING WORSE

    AND NUMBER OF EXCUSES HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THIS OVER THE PAST WEEKS TO FURTHER THE DENIAL FIRST, THEY SAID, WELL, IT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING MORE TESTING THAT'S WHY THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS ARE GOING UP NOT TRUE BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE ALSO GOING UP

    PEOPLE DON'T GO INTO A HOSPITAL UNLESS THEY'RE SICK THAT IS A FACT OR BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY'RE SICK IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF THE NUMBERS GOING UP IN THE TESTING IT'S THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT ARE GOING UP

    SO YOU KNOW THAT THE VIRUS IS INCREASING AND THIS HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE IT'S NOT GETTING BETTER AND YOU LOOK AT WHERE THE UNITED STATES IS NOW, GLOBALLY, EUROPE THAT GOT HIT FIRST BEFORE US, WE DIDN'T KNOW IT BUT THE VIRUS WENT FROM CHINA TO EUROPE

    CAME TO NEW YORK FROM EUROPE, THAT'S WHY WE HAD THAT BIG SPIKE, BUT AMERICA NOW TRAILS EUROPE IN THE RECOVERY FROM CORONAVIRUS THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN SAYING, REOPEN FAST BECAUSE THAT'S GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY AND WE HAVE TO GET THE ECONOMY GOING, BUT REOPENING FAST WAS NOT GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IS, WHEN THAT VIRUS SPIKES, THE MARKET GOES DOWN NOT UP

    IT'S THE EXACT OPPOSITE THE MARKETS AND AT THE SAME TIME, FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH POINT OF VIEW, THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS INCREASING IHME THE MODEL THAT THE WHITE HOUSE FOLLOWS JUST INCREASED BY 10,000 THEIR DEATH PREDICTION NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WILL DIE

    WHY? BECAUSE THEY'RE EXTRAPOLATING OUT FROM THE INCREASE IN INFECTIONS AND THE INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN SAYING IT'S UP TO THE STATES, IT'S UP TO THE STATES BUT THE PRESIDENT DIDN'T REALLY LIVE UP TO STATES AND LIBERATE YOUR STATE, LIBERATE NEW YORK, DEMONSTRATIONS THAT I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH PRESSURING GOVERNORS TO REOPEN THE DENIAL BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE SEVERITY OF THIS VIRUS WAS FOLLOWED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S ABANDONMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY YOU DON'T TRY TO FIND A SOLUTION

    AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND CORONAVIRUS THEY NEVER BELIEVED IT WAS A PROBLEM, SO THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE THEY NEEDED TO SOLVE IT THE KEY BAROMETER IN ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN TESTING EVERYONE SAID THAT FROM DAY ONE, EVERY FEDERAL OFFICIAL, STATE OFFICIAL GET THE TESTING UP, GET THE TESTING READY

    HOW MANY TESTING SITES ACROSS AMERICA HAS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SET UP AND OPERATED? 41 WAS THAT A LOT OR A LITTLE? 750 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PUT UP 41 SITES, THAT THEY OPERATE FROM DAY ONE, THEY TOLD YOU THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE IT WAS A PROBLEM AND THEY STARTED DAY ONE, IT'S LIKE THE FLU IF IT'S NOT A PROBLEM, YOU DON'T TRY TO SOLVE IT

    THEY DIDN'T TRY TO SOLVE IT AND AS A MATTER OF FACT, THEY HAD BEEN ADVOCATING FROM DAY ONE IT HAS BEEN A FAILURE IF YOU'RE IN A HOLE, STOP DIGGING NOT A NEW YORK QUOTE, BUT IT'S RIGHT IN NEW YORK

    WE'VE BEEN SMART WE DIDN'T DO THIS POLITICALLY WE FOLLOWED THE DATA AND THE FACTS AND IT WORKS WE HAVE THE LOWEST LEVEL OF HOSPITALIZATIONS SINCE THIS NIGHTMARE BEGAN 853

    AMEN LOWEST THREE DAY AVERAGE DEATH TOTAL DOWN TO EIGHT DEATHS YESTERDAY WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE ANYONE IN THIS STATE BUT WE LOOK AT WHERE WE WERE COMPARED TO WHERE WE HAVE BEEN AT ONE TIME, WE HAD 800 DEATHS TODAY

    TODAY, WE HAVE 8 WE DO MORE TESTING THAN ANY STATE IN THE UNITED STATES WE DID 46,000 ON A SUNDAY AND THE INFECTION RATE WAS 08 WHEN YOU'RE BELOW 01, THAT'S HOW IT GOES

    AND 08 IS LOWER THAN IT WAS SOME POINTS LAST WEEK YOU LOOK AT ALL THE DIFFERENT REGIONS, THE NUMBERS HAVE BEEN GOOD ALL ACROSS THE REGIONS REGIONS THAT ARE OPENING, GOING THROUGH PHASED REOPENINGS THE NUMBERS ARE ALL CONSTANT

    YOU LOOK AT NEW YORK CITY, WITHIN NEW YORK CITY, WE STUDIED THE BOROUGHS BECAUSE THERE'S A WIDE VARIANCE IN THE INFECTION RATE IT TENDS TO BE WORSE IN THE OUTER BOROUGHS, BUT YOU CAN FOLLOW THAT DAY BY DAY AND THAT'S GOOD WE HAVE A VERY ELABORATE TRACING SYSTEM SO THAT WHEN WE FIND A POSITIVE CASE, WE TRACE IT BACK THAT HAS BEEN WORKING VERY WELL WE FOUND IT TRACED BACK TO CLUSTERS OF CASES

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY GRADUATION IT CAME UP FROM FLORIDA AND ATTENDED A GRADUATION THAT GENERATED 13 CASES THERE'S AN ALUMINUM FACTORY IN MONTGOMERY, 500 EMPLOYEES, 74 POSITIVES THE CASES, IT'S ACTUALLY GOOD NEWS, BECAUSE IT MEANS THE SYSTEM WORKS YOU FIND THE POSITIVE

    YOU TRACE IT BACK FIND THE DEMON DENOMINATOR, THAT'S HOW YOU STOP THE SPREAD YOU LOOK AT OUR CURVE COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY YOU SEE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IS GOING UP AND WE'RE GOING DOWN AS WE CONTINUE TO TEST, WE CONTINUE TO TRACE, WE HAVE THE DATA

    WE'RE CONTINUING ON OUR REOPENING PLAN PHASE FOUR IS READY FOR WESTERN NEW YORK TOMORROW SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT IN NEW YORK CITY, WE HAVE COMPLICATIONS WE'RE STUDYING NOW NEW YORK CITY IN PHASE TWO, PHASE THREE WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY

    BUT THERE ARE ISSUES WE HAVE TO THINK THROUGH ONE IS, THERE'S A LACK OF COMPLIANCE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING IN NEW YORK CITY YOU CAN SEE IT IN PICTURES YOU CAN SEE IT IF YOU WALK DOWN THE STREET YOU CAN SEE THE CROWDS IN FRONT OF BARS, YOU CAN SEE THE CROWDS ON STREET CORNERS

    IT'S UNDENIAL IT'S PARTIALLY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CITIZENS NOT TO DO IT IT'S ALSO THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE THE STATE IS MORE THAN DOING ITS PART THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, HELP WITH TRACING

    DO THE LOCAL COMPLIANCE OF THESE SOCIALLY DISTANCE AND MASK WEARING THAT IS , PEOPLE FROM OTHER STATES TRAVEL TO NEW YORK AND NEW YORK IS A HUB IF OTHER STATES HAVE A MINE HIGH INFECTION RATE, THEY WIND UP INCREASING THE SPREAD AND THE INFECTION IN NEW YORK WHY IS NEW YORK DIFFERENT FROM EVERY OTHER STATE? BECAUSE THE VIRUS CAME FROM EUROPE WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TOLD US THE VIRUS WAS IN CHINA, IT LEFT CHINA, WENT TO EUROPE

    3 MILLION PEOPLE COME IN FROM FLIGHTS FROM EUROPE JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH THAT'S WHERE THE VIRUS CAME FROM IN NEW YORK LIKEWISE, WE'RE BRINGING THE RATE DOWN OTHER STATES, PEOPLE GET ON PLANES IN THE OTHER STATES, FLY THROUGH NEW YORK, FLY TO NEW YORK, PROBABILITY IS THEY'RE GOING TO BRING THE INFECTION

    ONE OF THE ISSUES WE'RE WORKING ON IN NEW YORK CITY, INDOOR DINING HAS SHOWN THAT IT HAS BEEN PROBLEMATIC THAT A VIRUS SPREADS IN FLORIDA, INDOOR AREAS THAT HAVE AIR CONDITIONED SYSTEMS THE STATE REVIEWING THE DATA AND CONSULTING WITH STAKE HOLDERS IN NEW YORK CITY I STARTED SPEAKING WITH RESTAURANT OWNERS, BUSINESS OWNERS ABOUT SPEAKER CORY JOHNSON, SAME THING MAYOR, THE SAME THING

    THIS IS A REAL ISSUE REOPENINGS WORKED VERY WELL WE'RE NOT GOING BACKWARDS, WE'RE GOING FORWARDS A LOT OF THESE OTHER STATES HAVE HAD TO DO BACKWARDS THEY STARTED TO REOPEN, AND THEY HAD TO STOP

    WE WANTED TO STUDY THIS ISSUE PRIMARILY NEW YORK CITY ON INDOOR DINING FINAL DECISION BY WEDNESDAY AND OTHER TYPES OF BUSINESSES KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING BUT THE INCREASING SPREAD OF THE VIRUS ACROSS THE NATION IS A PROBLEM, ESPECIALLY IN NEW YORK CITY, WE HAVE PERSONNEL THAT KNOW THIS BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE UNITED STATES WE HAVE EQUIPMENT I WILL NEVER FORGET HOW GOOD THIS COUNTRY WORKED IN NEW YORK WHEN WE NEEDED HELP

    WORKS BOTH WAYS IN LIFE WE HAVE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WHO VOLUNTEERED TO COME TO NEW YORK AT OUR PEAK THAT WAS AN AMAZING SIGN OF GENEROSITY WE DON'T FORGET AS NEW YORKERS

    WE BE THERE FOR OTHER PEOPLE A FEW ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISTA MUSIC AWARDS ARE GOING TO BE HELD SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th THERE ARE AIR FILTRATION DEVICES AIR FILTERS THAT CAN ACTUALLY HELP WITH THE COVID VIRUS, AND NASA HAS STUDIED THESE, THERE ARE HEPA FILTERS, HIGH PARTICULATE EFFICIENCY AIR FILTERS IT'S 0

    1 MICRONS THERE ARE HEPA FILTERS TO FILTER OUT 001 SO ANY MALLS THAT OPEN IN NEW YORK, WE WILL MAKE IT MANDATORY THAT THEY HAVE AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS THAT CAN FILTER OUT THE COVID VIRUS FOR MANY OF THESE SYSTEMS, IT DEPENDS ON WHAT FILTER YOU INSTALL

    CALLED THE MERV RATING OF THE FILTER BUT THEY HAVE DIFFERENT FILTERS THAT FILTER OUT DIFFERENT SIZE PARTICLES AND THEY HAVE THE FILTERS THAT CAN ACTUALLY FILTER OUT AND CATCH THE COVID VIRUS RECOMMEND FOR ALL BUSINESSES AND OFFICES THEY EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL FOR THEIR AIR-CONDITIONING, AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM WE TALK ABOUT THIS BECAUSE YOU SEE AIR-CONDITIONING SPACES THAT HAVE BEEN PROBLEMATIC WE THINK THIS OFFERS PROMISE

    ALSO, I'M A QUEENS BOY, AND I WANT TO REMIND NEW YORKERS THAT FIREWORKS ARE DANGEROUS AND FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL SOME NIGHTS IN NEW YORK CITY, IT SOUNDS LIKE THE WILD WEST WITH ALL THE FIREWORKS GOING OFF I'VE NEVER HEARD IT LIKE THIS BEFORE THEY'RE DISTURBING

    THEY BOTHER PEOPLE AND THEY ARE DANGEROUS AND CHILDREN, PEOPLE GET HURT EVERY YEAR IT IS ILLEGAL WE TRY TO PREVENT THE FIREWORKS FROM COMING INTO THE STATE I WANT TO THANK THE STATE POLICE AND THE FIRST DEPUTY HERE AND THE COLONEL IS HERE, WE'LL BE FOCUSING ON THAT FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF THE FIREWORKS

    WE NEED THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND THE STATES TO TAKE THIS SERIOUS THIS IS ILLEGAL AND IT'S DANGEROUS SO WE HAVE TO STOP IT TO THE PRESIDENT, IF WE'RE GOING TO TURN THIS AROUND IN THIS NATION, IT'S GOING TO TAKE THE WHITE HOUSE TO THE PRESIDENT, I SAY TODAY, IF YOU WANT TO HELP STOP COVID-19, THEY SHOULD START TELLING THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY THE TRUTH AND THIS TRUTH STARTS WITH HOW LARGE A PROBLEM THIS IS AND HOW REAL A THREAT COVID IS

    IF THE LEADERSHIP TO STAND UP AND TELL AMERICAN PEOPLE, LOOK AT THE INCREASE, LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THIS COUNTRY, VIS-A-VIS OTHER COUNTRIES LOOK AT HOW IT'S HURT THE ECONOMY IT IS A REAL THREAT START SIMPLY, THE PRESIDENT CAN DO TWO THINGS FIRST, HOW ARE WE AT THIS POINT AS A NATION AND WE HAVE DONE THE SIMPLE EASY MINIMUM STEP OF SAYING YOU MUST WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU ARE IN PUBLIC

    DOESN'T HAVE TO CALL TO CONGRESS JUST SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, SAYING TO WEAR A MASK WE DID IT TWO MONTHS AGO IN THIS STATE GOVERNORS WHO SAID, WE DON'T NEED TO DO THIS MASKS DON'T WORK

    ALL THE POLITICAL NONSENSE WE HEARD NOW THEY'RE DOING A 180 AND YOU HAVE THE SAME STATES NOW WEARING MASKS LET THE PRESIDENT LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND LET THE PRESIDENT PUT A MASK ON IT WE KNOW IT WORKS WE'VE PROVEN IT WORKS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND THE PRESIDENT CAN STILL BE, SMART AND DISCIPLINED AND LOVING ONE OTHER THING THAT MAKE IT IS POINT

    >> WHAT IS THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK? MOUNT MARCY THIS IS THE MOUNTAIN THAT NEW YORKERS CLIMB YOU KNOW I KEEP SHOWING THE CURVE THIS IS THE CURVE FACTUALLY PROPORTIONATE

    THE NUMBERS KEPT GOING STRAIGHT UP FOR 42 DAYS 42 DAYS, NEW YORKERS DEALT WITH THAT INCREASE, WHY DID WE HAVE THE SPIKE, HOW DID WE GET TO DAY ONE? BECAUSE THE VIRUS CAME FROM EUROPE AND NOBODY TOLD US IT WAS COMING FROM EUROPE BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN'T KNOW WE DEALT WITH IT WE PAID THE PRICE, AND WE DEALT WITH THAT SPIKE AND WE CLIMBED RIGHT UP THE MOUNTAIN WE GOT SMART

    NEW YORKERS STEPPED UP WE WORE MASKS WE SOCIALLY DISTANCED WE CLOSED DOWN, AND WE STOPPED THE CURVE WE PLATEAUED

    WE THOUGHT THIS SPIKE WOULD CONTINUE KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MORE PEOPLE THE CURVE AND THE PLATEAUED ON DAY 42 THEN WE ADD TO REDUCE THE INFECTION RATE AND THAT DECLINE WENT FROM DAY 42 AND DAY 111 THIS WAS THE TRAJECTORY OF COVID IN OUR STATE WE DON'T WANT TO CLIMB THIS MOUNTAIN AGAIN

    THAT'S WHY THE PHASED REOPENING, STAYING SMART, STAYING DISCIPLINED AND THAT'S WHY THE SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT IF THAT SPREAD COMES TO NEW YORK, WE COULD HAVE TO DO THIS ALL OVER AGAIN THAT'S WHY WE'RE OFFERING HELP TO ALL THE OTHER STATES DOING THIS ONCE IN LIFE IS ENOUGH WE DON'T NEED TO CLIMB ANOTHER MOUNTAIN ONE MOUNTAIN WAS ENOUGH

    WE DON'T WANT TO CLIMB A MOUNTAIN RANGE WE DON'T WANT TO DO IT AGAIN QUESTIONS? >> HOW MANY ARE — >> THE QUARANTINE WORKS, IT DOES NOT NAME A STATE, ANY STATE MINNESOTA, CALIFORNIA IT'S AN EQUATION

    IF YOUR INFECTION RATE IS ABOVE X, THEN WHEN YOU COME HERE, PLEASE QUARANTINE, YOU DON'T WANT THE INFECTION TO SPREAD I DO NOT HAVE NUMBERS FOR YOU, ZACH WE JUST PUT IT IN PLACE, BUT AS SOON AS WE GET NUMBERS, I CAN GET THEM TO YOU >> SCHOOL DISTRICTS PUT ALL THE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE AND SAID, UNFORTUNATELY, AT THE EVENT AND DESPITE POLICE PRESENCE, NUMEROUS INDIVIDUALS FAILED TO FOLLOW OUR PROTOCOL SO WHAT IS THE TAKEAWAY FROM THE EXPERIENCE? >> LOOK, THERE ARE CERTAIN FACTS THAT ARE UNDENIABLE

    A MASK ONLY WORKS IF YOU WEAR IT ONLY WORKS IF YOU WEAR IT SOCIALLY DISTANCING ONLY WORKS IF YOU DO IT AND THEN THERE ARE TWO ENDS OF THE EQUATION I'VE ASKED TO COMPLY, IT HAS BEEN FANTASTIC COMPLIANCE RATE

    YOU LOOK AROUND MANHATTAN GO TO ANY CITY IN THIS STATE I WILL BET YOU IT'S 95% OF THE PEOPLE ARE WEARING MASKS CALIFORNIA JUST WENT TO MASKS AS A MANDATORY MASK WEARING A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, LITERALLY IT WAS EVEN LAST WEEK

    WE WERE DOING THIS TWO MONTHS AGO AND THIS IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF BEHAVIOR IT WAS NEVER DONE BEFORE I LAID OUT THE FACTS TO NEW YORKERS AND THEY DID IT GOD BLESS THEM

    THEY SAVED LIVES BUT 95%, IT'S THE 5% WHO DON'T DO IT BECAUSE FOR WHATEVER REASON, SOCIAL DISTANCING EXCEPT THE 5% WHO DON'T DO IT, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS NEED TO DO THE ENFORCEMENT THEY NEED TO DO THE COMPLIANCE TALK TO MAYORS ALL DAY LONG AND I MAKE THIS POINT >> PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO WEAR MASKS AND TELL THEM TO DO IT, I UNDERSTAND

    ENFORCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE IS DIFFICULT BUT IT'S THE LAW I SAID, BLAME ME IT'S MY LAW SAYING, I'M SORRY, YOU HAVE TO WEAR YOUR MASK

    IT'S NOT THE MAYOR, GOVERNOR CUOMO SAID YOU HAVE TO WEAR THE MASK BUT THEY HAVE TO ENFORCE THE COMPLIANCE BECAUSE IT ONLY TAKES ONE, ALL THESE CLUSTERS, IT WAS ONE PERSON WE LEARNED THIS LESSON IN WESTCHESTER ONE PERSON IN NEW ROCHELLE

    FIRST HOT SPOT IN THE UNITED STATES ONE PERSON LED TO HUNDREDS OF CASES 95% IS GREAT BUT ONE PERSON IN THAT 5% THEY HAVE TO BE DILIGENT ON THE ENFORCEMENT >> LONG-TERM? >> IT DEPENDS ON THE COMBINATION OF FACTORS

    NOBODY'S BEEN HERE BEFORE SO LITERALLY, YOU'RE FIGURING IT OUT AS YOU GO MY MO HAS BEEN GET ALL THE INFORMATION YOU CAN, STUDY THE OTHER STATES

    SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING AND THEN MAKE A DECISION IT'S NOT JUST INDOOR DINING ALONE IT'S INDOOR DINING IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE YOU ALREADY HAVE ISSUES WITH HIGH CONGREGATIONS YOU ALREADY HAVE ISSUES OF PEOPLE CLEARLY VIOLATING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND NOW HAVE AN ADDED FACTOR OF VIRAL SPREAD ACROSS THE NATION AND HIGH LIKELIHOOD THOSE PEOPLE WILL COME TO NEW YORK CITY

    IT'S THAT COMBINATION OF FACTS THAT IS PRECARIOUS ALL OF THESE DECISIONS ARE JUST FOR THAT PERIOD OF TIME ANYONE WHO SAYS, WHAT'S IT GOING TO LOOK LIKE IN TWO WEEKS, I WOULDN'T BELIEVE ANY OF THOSE ANSWERS IN TERMS OF THE MEASURES YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF ISSUES

    ANY MUNICIPALITY IN THE STATE THAT RUNS INTO FINANCIAL TROUBLE WHO PAYS THE MUNICIPAL, THE CITIES ARE CREATED BY STATE LAW IF THE CITY OR COUNTY GETS IN TROUBLE, THEY STEP IN THE STATE HAD TO STEP IN THE YONKERS, WESTCHESTER

    NASSAU COUNTY WAS VIRTUALLY BANKRUPT THE STATE HAD TO STEP IN BUFFALO IS IN ERIE COUNTY WAS VIRTUALLY BANKRUPT THE STATE HAD TO STEP IN SO WHATEVER YOU ALLOW THE MUNICIPALITY TO DO, THE STATE IS ULTIMATELY GOING TO BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE

    SO YOU ALLOW A LOCALITY TO BORROW IF THAT IS IMPRUDENT, THEN IT'S GOING TO BE A STATE LIABILITY SO THE STATE BORROWING A CITY BORROWING, THEY GO BAD WHAT ALL THESE LOCALITIES HAVE TO FIGURE OUT IS I WANT TO BORROW X

    HOW DO YOU PAY IT BACK AND WHEN DO YOU PAY IT BACK? AND WHAT DO YOU THINK THE REVENUES ARE GOING TO BE NEXT YEAR? AND WHAT DO YOU THINK THE REVENUES WILL BE AFTER, AND HOW FAST DO YOU THINK BUSINESS ACTIVITY IS GOING TO INCREASE? HOW FAST DO YOU THINK, FULL CAPACITY AND RESIDENTS ARE GOING TO BE BACK AT FULL CAPACITY THE ECONOMIC EQUATION AND THEN YOU HAVE THE BUSINESS, WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO DO AND HOW THEY'RE GOING TO PROVIDE >> JUST THE STATE ALLOWED OURSELVES TO TAKE OUT SHORT-TERM DEBT FROM APRIL TO JULY, BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM NEW YORK, WE TOOK THIS OUT AS A WAY TO GET THROUGH TO JULY, WE HAD TO MOVE THE STATE TAX, SO THIS IS A SHORT-TERM SITUATION FOR NEW YORK STATE AND COMMITTED TO PAYING IT BACK BY THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR

    THIS IS NOT TALKING ABOUT LONG-TERM TALKING APPLES AND ORANGES, SO THERE WAS A BACKSTOP AND OFFICIAL WATCHDOG AND MAKE SURE ANYTHING THEY DO IS FISCALLY RESPONSIBLY >> WE HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS BUT WE DON'T, IT WAS AN ISSUE WE HAVE DONE STATE PURCHASING IT'S ALSO THE AVAILABILITY OF PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS AND SOMETHING WE'RE LOOKING AT

    >> THE THE CITY ECONOMY REOPENING SOME WORRIED THE SUBWAY SERVICE WON'T COME BACK EVER >> WE ALWAYS SAID WHEN WE WERE STOPPING THE SUBWAY SERVICE FOR SEVERAL HOURS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, RIGHT? OPERATES SEVEN DAYS, IT'S CLOSED FROM 1:00 AM TO 5:00 A

    M SO THEY CAN DISINFECT TRAINS THEN WE'LL BE IN A DIFFERENCE PLACE REMEMBER, WE'RE GOOD AT ALWAYS SEEING THE DOWNSIDE AND THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF DOWNSIDE LATELY IF I SAID TO A NEW YORKER, WE'VE BEEN ARGUING ABOUT CLEANING THE TRAINS FOR DECADES, THEN IT, THE NEWSPAPER, EVERY COFFEE CUP

    THE NAPKIN IN THE TRAIN, HOMELESS PEOPLE HAVE TO BE OFF TRAIN THAT'S WHAT WE'RE NOW DOING THE TRAINS, YOU HAVE TO CLOSE A COUPLE OF TRAINS A NIGHT >> YOU MENTIONED THE COMPLICATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY OF LARGE GATHERINGS, ARE YOU SAYING MAYOR DE BLASIO WAS DOING ENOUGH? WHAT SHOULD THE NYPD AND MAYOR DE BLASIO BE DOING? THERE'S CONTROVERSY ABOUT HOW THE NYPD WAS ENFORCING WEARING A MASK, NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND HOW IT WAS MADE >> I MADE IT

    I CARVED IT MYSELF I'M A SCULPTOR NOW I'VE INCREASED THEM TO SCULPTING IT'S MADE UP OF A BLEND OF PAPER MÂCHÉ CLAY AND PLASTER

    USED TO SCULPT WITH IT NONE OF THAT IS TRUE BY THE WAY, BUT IT IS, SOUNDED GOOD, DIDN'T IT? TELL THE TRUTH I ALMOST HAD YOU FOR A SECOND I HAD YOU WITH THAT ITALIAN SCULPTING THING AND I WANTED TO SHOW, FIRST OF ALL, I WANTED TO SHOW NEW YORKERS HOW WHAT WE DID, WHAT THEY DID, THEY DID NOTHING

    REMEMBER WHAT WE WENT THROUGH AND REMEMBER WHY WE DON'T WANT TO GO BACK THERE AGAIN THAT'S HOW I SAW IT THROUGH THIS WHOLE THING I WOULD SHOW YOU GUYS A CURVE EVERY DAY, IT WAS A CURVE AND WE WOULD TALK ABOUT A CURVE, FLATTEN THE CURVE IT FELT TO ME LIKE WE WERE CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN

    AND YOU COULDN'T EVEN SEE THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN NOBODY COULD TELL YOU, CLIMBING UP THE MOUNTAIN, EVERY DAY IS HARD EVERY DAY IS A STEEP INCLINE 40 DEATHS, 50 DEATHS HOW HIGH TO CLIMB? NOBODY KNOWS

    CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN BY YOUR ACTIONS THINK ABOUT HOW BIZARRE THIS WAS HOW LONG IS THE DESCENT? WE DON'T KNOW IT DEPENDS ON HOW NEW YORKERS REACT AND RESPOND EVERY LINE ON THAT CHART, THAT WAS A DAY

    A NUMBER OF DEATHS EVERY DAY WHAT WE DID TODAY DETERMINED THE NUMBER TWO WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TOMORROW? WE DON'T KNOW WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHEN DOES IT STOP? WE DON'T KNOW

    WE HAVE TO SEE THEY, THE EARLY PROJECTIONS FROM ALL THE MODELS WE HAD 18,000 PEOPLE IN HOSPITALS YOU KNOW WHAT THE EARLY MODELS SAID? 120,000 PEOPLE IN HOSPITALS THAT'S WHAT THE EARLY MODELS SAID HOW FAR TO GET THAT DOWN

    NOBODY KNOWS WE WENT FROM 120,000 PROJECTED HOSPITALIZATIONS GOD BLESS THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK I'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY DID LITERALLY SAVED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES

    REMEMBER WHAT WE DID WE DON'T WANT TO GO BACK THERE WE DON'T WANT TO GO BACK THERE >> SO WOULD YOU DELAY IN NEW YORK CITY AND WHAT SHOULD THE NYPD ABOUT NO MASS GATHERINGS, ET CETERA? >> I DON'T WANT TO — WE HAVE BEEN ON SCHEDULE WITH THE ENTIRE PHASED REOPENINGS AND THE OTHER REGIONS ALL AHEAD OF NEW YORK IN TERMS OF REOPENING

    AND WE'VE DONE THE REOPENINGS, WE FOLLOWED THE DATA AND THE INFECTION RATE IS DOWN ALL ACROSS THE STATE WE'RE GOING TO ENTER PHASE THREE THE INDOOR DINING PIECE IS JUST ONE COMPONENT OF THAT THAT'S SOMETHING WE WANT TO STUDY THIS INDOOR DINING PIECE, I DO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE STUDY

    AGAIN, IN LIGHT OF EVERYTHING ELSE IF IT WAS JUST INDOOR DINING, WE'VE DONE A LOT OF WORK ON THE INFILTRATION SYSTEM WITH THE FILTERS THAT ACTUALLY, I THINK, MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE, BUT IF IT WAS JUST INDOOR DINING, IT WOULD BE ONE THING BUT IT'S INDOOR DINING, AND THEN YOU HAVE THE CONGREGATION PROBLEM AND YOU HAVE THE VIRAL SPREAD ACROSS THE NATION, WHICH I THINK IS REALLY PROBLEMATIC FOR US WE ARE A STATE THAT IS A HUB FIRST AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN

    PROTECT THE OTHER CITIZENS AND GIVE THEM THE SUPPORT THEY GAVE US SECOND FOR THE ECONOMY IF WE DON'T GET THIS UNDER CONTROL, AND THE VIRUS CAME THROUGH AIRPORTS ONCE BEFORE, IT WILL COME THROUGH AGAIN >> DO YOU THINK REEVALUATE YOUR INITIAL ASSESSMENT? >> NEVER SAID ANYTHING WAS A MAIN DRIVER IT WAS THE MAIN DRIVER IN NEW YORK CITY

    IN RETROSPECT, NOW THAT WE HAVE THE FACTS DR FAUCI SAID THIS CDC HAD SAID THIS THE MAIN DRIVER WAS THE VIRUS CAME FROM EUROPE

    AND IT WAS THE GREATEST MISS BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF ALL TIME CHINA VIRUS IT WAS IN EUROPE 3 MILLION PEOPLE COME THROUGH OUR AIRPORTS FROM EUROPE AND THEN YOU HAVE THE DENSITY IN THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND ANYTHING ELSE

    MORE THAN ANYTHING, WE JUST DIDN'T KNOW NOBODY SAID TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, WATCH WHEN YOU GO HOME, WATCH WHEN YOU HAVE GUESTS COMING FROM EUROPE, A TOTAL MISS BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT WAS THE MAIN POINT I GAVE YOU THE SEVEN DEATHS TODAY EIGHT DEATHS IS THE THREE DAY AVERAGE, RIGHT? TAKE ONE MORE

    YOU SEE IN CLUSTERS, THE WESTCHESTER CLUSTER, IN THE NEW ROCHELLE CLUSTER, MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND OSWEGO WHERE WHEN YOU HAVE A FLARE-UP, YOU CAN NORMALLY TRACE IT BACK, BUT YOU CAN SEE HOW DANGEROUS ONE COULD BE [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> THE WHOLE THING IS HOW DO YOU PAY THE LOAN BACK AND WHAT IS FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE? BORROWING IN AND OF ITSELF IS NOT A GREAT THING BUT IT'S NOT A BAD THING THE QUESTION IS, HOW MUCH, HOW DO YOU REPAY IT? WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THE ECONOMY? YOU KNOW, THERE'S A BIG QUESTION MARK ON HOW FAST THE NEW YORK CITY ECONOMY COMES BACK IT'S A BIG QUESTION MARK ON HOW FAST THE NATIONAL ECONOMY COMES BACK WITH THIS VIRUS SPREAD, WORSE THAN EUROPE IN THIS COUNTRY, THAT IS A SERIOUS QUESTION

    HOW FAST DOES THE NEW YORK CITY ECONOMY COME BACK AND WE HAVE THE SAME QUESTION ALL ACROSS THE STATE HOW FAST DOES THE NATIONAL ECONOMY COME BACK? AND WHAT DO YOU THINK THE REVENUES ARE GOING TO BE? AND WHAT I'M FOCUSED ON, WHAT CAN WE DO TO ACTUALLY STIMULATE THE ECONOMY COMING BACK FASTER? BECAUSE IF YOU JUST WAIT FOR THE ECONOMY TO COME BACK, IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG FEW MONTHS BEFORE BUSINESSES REALLY RAMP UP BEFORE PEOPLE REALLY FEEL COMFORTABLE GOING TO PLACES OF DENSITY, GOING TO A BROADWAY SHOW, GOING TO A PACKED RESTAURANT, GOING TO A PACKED BAR GOING TO A CONVENTION AT THE JAVITS CENTER OR IN A BIG HOTEL BALLROOM SO THAT IS A VERY LARGE QUESTION MARK AND YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT ANSWER BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY REASONABLE JUDGMENT OF WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PAY OKAY, THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH

    IT'S STYROFOAM I CAN CARRY IT I'LL SEE YOU GUYS

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