At today's Emmy-Award winning episode of the "Andrew Cuomo Hour," the Governor of New York provided yet another one of his crowd-pleasing PowerPoint slide presentations.
Among today's slides was one that detailed the sources of new Covid infections using "46,000 Data Points."
A closer examination will reveal that "Restaurants & Bars" contribute less than one-and-a-half percent of all new Covid cases.
As Cuomo said during the live broadcast,
"Restaurants and bars, 1.4%, but you are now down to small numbers, basically, right?"
We all know that Andrew Cuomo uses "data," "facts," and "science" in making all his decisions, unlike you "tough guys" out there who think that Covid won't affect you or somehow believe you are capable of understanding the spoken word and have a basic familiarity with arithmetic.
So, he made the obvious decision.
"indoor dining is too high of a risk."
Sure, there was some criticism from extreme far-right wingers from the extreme far-right conservative press who disagreed with Cuomo probably because they want their grandmothers to die.
We simply can't afford not to close the restaurants, and by "we," I mean everyone except the restaurants. They could probably really afford to not close.
Besides, there is still outdoor dining!
Okay, it's winter, but don't forget takeout, too! That's a very convenient option. You just pick up your food and go home.
In other words, stay away from the place from which 1.4% of all new infections are coming, and go to the place from which 73.8% of all new infections are coming.
"Nearly three-quarters of the state's coronavirus infections have come from private gatherings, or 'living room spread,' while only 1.4% of them could be traced to restaurants and bars, Cuomo said."
Hey, stay safe out there!