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New York Times: How New York’s Bungled And Slow Reaction To COVID Helped Infect The Rest Of U.S.

“We now have enough data to feel pretty confident that New York was the primary gateway for the rest of the country,” said Nathan Grubaugh, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health.


As much as New York has become the COVID ‘hotspot’ for the rest of the nation, the Left still wants to blame President Trump for the spread of COVID-19.

However, even the New York Times knows this is a false narrative and has finally admitted it.

On Thursday, the liberal paper ran a headline titled: Travel From New York City Seeded Wave of U.S. Outbreaks

Here are some of the highlights [with emphasis added]:

The coronavirus outbreak in New York City became the primary source of infections around the United States, researchers have found.

[One must remember that, in early March, as COVID was spreading like wildfire through New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio was still encouraging people to dine out.]

The Times, without pointing precise fingers, notes:

The research indicates that a wave of infections swept from New York City through much of the country before the city began setting social distancing limits to stop the growth. That helped to fuel outbreaks in Louisiana, Texas, Arizona and as far away as the West Coast.

According to the chart published in the Times’ article, 80 percent of COVID cases in a faraway states like Alaska and 100 percent of the cases in Louisiana can be traced back to New York.

‘…New York was the primary gateway…’

“We now have enough data to feel pretty confident that New York was the primary gateway for the rest of the country,” said Nathan Grubaugh, an epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health.

And, finally…

The central role of New York’s outbreak shows that decisions made by state and federal officials — including waiting to impose distancing measures and to limit international flights — helped shape the trajectory of the outbreak and allowed it to grow in the rest of the country.

Thursday’s Times article seems to follow another New York Times’ piece on Wednesday that detailed just how badly NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor de Blasio bungled the state’s response to the epidemic.

For many days after the first positive test, as the coronavirus silently spread throughout the New York region, Mr. Cuomo, Mr. de Blasio and their top aides projected an unswerving confidence that the outbreak would be readily contained.

Perhaps, instead of Democrat media blaming President Trump for the COVID crisis, people across the nation will realize that politicians Cuomo and de Blasio are as much to blame.

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