In the last few weeks the Democratic Party governments that control the state and city of New York imposed new and incredibly oppressive new rules, clamping down hard on the freedoms of their citizens, as well as the ability of visitors and tourists to come there.
- Travelers to New York must quarantine for three days, then get coronavirus test
- NYC schools close through Thanksgiving as city reaches 3% COVID-19 positivity rate
- Cuomo limits private gatherings to 10 people due to COVID spike
- New York imposes curfew, including shuttering of bars & gyms at 10 pm to slow spike
The justification used by Democrats Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio for these new edicts against freedom? Both claimed that an increase to 3% of what they called “the positivity rate” required more restrictions. This increase comes from increased detection of COVID-19 due to increased tests, but it does not mean there has been a significant rise in actual illness.
You need only look at the graph below to understand how unnecessary these new restrictions are.
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