- Nov 5, 2015
On what basis was he supposed to shut everything down if tests weren’t able to be done? As far as anybody was being told, it wasn’t in the US until March. And once Westchester Patient Zero was found, he called in the national guard and started the zone in the area.He did an awful job not noticing this was happening until mid-March -- and remember, de Blasio was the first person to suggest closing the economy down. Cuomo didn't want to do it (partly because it was de Blasio's idea), and had to be dragged kicking and screaming into it. Once he did close the state down, he's handled the aftermath as well as could be expected. But he completely blew the response before March 15.