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Ulrich

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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.
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.
 

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Even at the 3k figure, that just 25% of NY's peak/million, but OK.
NY’s peak was after two months of unknown spread, whereas the rest of America didn’t have the same unchecked conditions of a destination city with mass transit and dense living conditions, but OK.
 

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Even at the 3k figure, that just 25% of NY's peak/million, but OK.
And free fall implies things are getting progressively worse while national numbers are showing very slow improvement.

Nevertheless, I agree with some parts of Ulrich’s post. Cuomo had the toughest hand of anyone. When the country was waking up to what was happening in early March, the virus was already spreading widely in and around the city. As a result, when cases increased, NY was hit hardest. The state had a much bigger challenge getting hospital capacity up than in any other state, and his team did a great job on that.

This is not to say he hasn‘t made mistakes. He wasted time in January and February that could have been used getting ready. He hasn’t shown enough concern and empathy around the economic impact of the shutdown - which involves real and profound human suffering. His tendency to pick fights with DeBlasio and Trump and let those influence his decisions is very unhelpful.

Right now his grade is good but not great, and probably closer to incomplete given how much more is still to come.
 

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And free fall implies things are getting progressively worse while national numbers are showing very slow improvement.
Not sure where you’re getting your stats that things are improving. This map shows much of the country worsening, and those Red states supposedly in green are ones that aren’t testing widely. Even the states that are “steady” isn’t a net positive turn in the right direction. Right now, only the splatter of NE states, NY, NJ, Conn, etc are truly showing positive momentum (ie getting worse at a slower rate) because they’ve remained locked down.

 

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You want to know why I'm grumpy?

It's because people keep posting as if there were an award for being the first with a negative take on something. Not just about the virus or quarantine, but anything (but especially re the virus and quarantine).
There's enough shitty news around, and I don't want it hidden or sugar coated. But I have no damn patience for the rush to find fault with everything and predict catastrophe based on single data points or attack people trying to improve things. More today.

I'm afraid to look at the comments on those SGN videos because I'm sure somebody has added some "AckSHually" takes.
 
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You want to know why I'm grumpy?

It's because people keep posting as if there were an award for being the first with a negative take on something. Not just about the virus or quarantine, but anything (but especially re the virus and quarantine).
There's enough shitty news around, and I don't want it hidden or sugar coated. But I have no damn patience for the rush to find fault with everything and predict catastrophe based on single data points or attack people trying to improve things. More today.

I'm afraid to look at the comments on those SGN videos because I'm sure somebody has added some "AckSHually" takes.
so true. Mr Grumpy Pants calling it how it is. mgarbowski mgarbowski never stop being you bro. Never.
 

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Anybody else not really give a crap about the season anymore? It was just two months ago that we were fuming over two losses and the CCL last second loss, now with everything that happened who really cares anymore - whether it is the Disney tournament that Cohiba Don will stage to have a “champion” or the other scenario that there may be games at some time this year, but they’ll be in RBA and probably without fans.

To hell with all of this until 2021 and who even knows if the team will be any good or suck then. Rant over.
 
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Anybody else not really give a crap about the season anymore? It was just two months ago that we were fuming over two losses and the CCL last second loss, now with everything that happened who really cares anymore - whether it is the Disney tournament that Cohiba Don will stage to have a “champion” or the other scenario that there may be games at some time this year, but they’ll be in RBA and probably without fans.

To hell with all of this until 2021 and who even knows if the team will be any good or suck then. Rant over.
I mean right now my main mentality is how to stay safe every day. But when it's time for American sports to come back, I'll be rooting like hell no matter what the competition is.
 

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FIFA 20 complaint......

3 years into my career mode and playing a game vs Man City.... Mix Diskerud is starting for City... He then proceeds to score on a volley from 20 yards out NOT EVEN LOOKING AT THE NET. THIS GAME IS SO DUMB.

Then he gets subbed off for Kevin De Bruyne.

WHY THE FUCK IS MIX STARTING OVER KDB. SALT IN THE WOUNDS.

Anyway I lost 1-0 because of a Mix wonder goal and I’m salty as fuck.
 

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FIFA 20 complaint......

3 years into my career mode and playing a game vs Man City.... Mix Diskerud is starting for City... He then proceeds to score on a volley from 20 yards out NOT EVEN LOOKING AT THE NET. THIS GAME IS SO DUMB.

Then he gets subbed off for Kevin De Bruyne.

WHY THE FUCK IS MIX STARTING OVER KDB. SALT IN THE WOUNDS.

Anyway I lost 1-0 because of a Mix wonder goal and I’m salty as fuck.
The initial problem with your post is you're playing FIFA 20.