For some it is a “forward-looking prevention policy”, for others it is pure political fear neurosis: the state of New York had already had a single case of the new “Omicron” variant of the Covid-19 virus in the USA as a precaution a state of emergency was declared.
Governor Kathy Hochul stated:
“We have taken exceptional measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and fight this pandemic. However, we continue to see warning signs of an increase in cases this coming winter, and while the new variant of omicron has not yet been detected in New York State, it is on the march. In preparation for this, I announce urgent steps today to expand hospital capacities and ensure that our hospital systems can cope with the challenges of the winter pandemic. ”
She also encouraged every New Yorker to get vaccinated or to get booster vaccinations. This enables the New York Department of Health to restrict certain non-essential and non-urgent hospital treatments. The “state of emergency in stock” should be from December 3rd until at least January 15th are valid.
Hochul is the successor to Andrew Cuomo. He resigned in August to avoid impeachment proceedings, after facing a variety of sexual harassment allegations. At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cuomo was initially celebrated as a determined crisis manager, even though he was in all seriousness Emmy awarded for his media appearances had been.
That positive picture has been increasingly reversed after it was revealed that Cuomo had increased the death toll in nursing homes by up to 50 percent manipulated down after forcing homes to accept Covid patients in March 2020 to relieve hospitals. The death toll is said to be up to 15,000. This measure was also ordered as part of a “state of emergency” …
Meanwhile in New York five cases of “omicron” have been registered. However, the “new” mutation variant is described as particularly mild, like a mild 2-day cold, especially in the alleged outbreak region South Africa. Panic in this regard cannot be explained rationally anywhere.