About Cuomo’s “beautiful” response to the coronavirus…

Hardly a model of “flattening the curve”
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Talk about Chutzpah…

NY has amassed over 30,000 covid-related deaths (about 20% of the US total) … and, almost 1,700 deaths per million residents (2nd only to NJ’s 1,800; almost quadruple Florida’s 455).

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Cuomo was bold enough to commemorate New York’s death toll (chart above) on an anatomically accurate “Victory Poster” (image below). Note the shape of the deaths’ curve.

Today, I want to make a very simple (and irrefutable point)….

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Cuomo did not flatten the curve! Period!

Below is the oft-cited “Flattening the Curve” graphic:

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Rather, NY’s actual experience is a classic “unflattening” of the curve (represented by curve high-peaked “A” above).

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Of course, that didn’t stop Cuomo in his Dem convention cameo — from praising his own savvy leadership and calling the results “beautiful”.

Hidin’ Joe Biden tweeted a follow-up attaboy:

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Say, what?

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Cuomo has even written a soon-to-be-released book extolling his leadership savvy and covid success.

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Critiquing the book, one pundit may have cynically hit the nail on the head:

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Glance back at the above curves and ask yourself which is a better summary:

“A beautiful flattening” … or “Rampaging through a population”?

“The science” would suggest the latter.

More on that in future posts

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