By Dr. Leon Koziol
Parenting Rights Institute
Yes, the virus is spreading, now to a hardly impacted upstate New York. This region is about as similar to New York City as the moon is to planet Earth. Most of New York City is located above the first floor with many skyscraper residents that make social distancing virtually impossible in their countless elevators. In contrast the 90% land area north of New Rochelle and Westchester County consists of single family homes, farms and small businesses. Our accents are different, our paces more humane and beyond any destination spot except for those fleeing the city to escape the new horrors the big city.
They are not escaping just any big city, but the epicenter of coronavirus infections in the United States. While most governors are working cooperatively with the federal government to eradicate this pandemic, one that no nation had anticipated to such levels, our governor continues to posture for presidency as he conducts daily news conferences filled with wild projections, deceit and attention-grabbing headlines.
For example, while demanding an impossible 30,000 immediate delivery of respiratory devices from the federal government to address a shortage in New York City, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not disclose a stockpile of 2000 yet to be used. He failed to disclose how he turned down 16,000 devices in 2015 in favor of funding for special interest groups. Such devices were offered as part of a defense preparedness plan after 9-11. Instead, when a shut-down was suggested early on by Mayor DeBlasio, Andrew Cuomo, in his typical lawyer-confrontational mode replied that such extreme measures were reserved for nuclear war. The list goes on.
In short, rather than being a team player, Cuomo is constantly complaining without timely action of his own to the realities confronting us all. Now he has Nancy Pelosi blaming our president for his latent actions while she was too busy with a wholly political, time-consuming and costly impeachment process during the months preceding coronavirus arrival in the United States. It is all nearly as sick as the virus illness itself, and the people they serve can no longer ignore this dysfunction, infighting and vain jockeying for political office.
Yesterday, March 28, 2020, President Trump was considering the idea of a quarantine of metropolitan New York to contain the spread of this killer virus. Only the president has the authority to do this since two other states, New Jersey and Connecticut, are necessary to make this effective. But Cuomo, who was not notified of this development in his daily grandstanding news conference, vehemently opposed the idea as “unenforceable.” The president then decided to back off. If Cuomo can do better protecting New York, then go to it. After awhile, a president with responsibility over 49 other states and territories as far as Guam, can get exasperated by such politics.
The problem we face now in upstate New York is the definition of New York State when such considerations are made. Andrew Cuomo continues to use the entire state in his news conferences when addressing the nation’s epicenter. A stigma such as epicenter without distinction between upstate and downstate harms us needlessly. We have struggled enough economically in the shadows of the big city, but this designation will make it all the harder when we try to re-start our economy in weeks to come.
Governor Cuomo is quick to announce that the current statewide restrictions will have to remain in place for “5-9 months,” maybe even years. This will enable him to maintain his emergency, dictatorial powers for a much longer period than the president is seeking. Such an extension may be ideal for a grandstanding governor protected by silver-spoon wealth and tax-payer financed security, but to the rest of us, it’s Armageddon.
Already we find a police officer shot in the upstate city of Cortland during a domestic violence call. But this was more than a shooting, the would-be killer actually chased down the officer who took cover behind his police vehicle. It is a portend of things to come. Once again, as my whistle blower history bears out, I am proven too correct, too late. At the same time. violent criminals and even murderers are being released from Rikers Island and other state prisons, at least 1,100 already due to this virus.
With self-quarantine orders emerging from New York destination spots such as North and South Carolina, Maryland and Florida, wealthy downstate residents are fleeing upstate. News and resident reports back up a highly unusual condition of filled summer rentals at peak rates and Jersey plates heading into the Hudson Valley and Adirondack Mountains. The governor of Rhode Island has gone a step further by stopping all cars with New York plates and directing police to visit summer residences to assure that all New York visitors self-quarantine for 14 days.
Our governor, Andrew Cuomo, is not even close to doing anything like this for the millions of people residing upstate. Content with a mere advisory travel ban from the CDC, he has created, in his words, “a freight train and bullet” into upstate, New York. And the numbers are showing it with rural Madison County and Oneida County doubling their single digit infections overnight. Where is the leadership upstate when one of its own, Assemblyman Brian Miller, is facing death in a central New York hospital?
Does any New York politician understand that if you belatedly infect upstate New York, a second round of infections will re-emerge when downstate refugees return to a re-opened New York City. For this reason we must demand overdue action on this crisis. At the very least, Governor Cuomo should take a page from the president’s book by appointing his lieutenant governor to take over upstate matters. Hoarding power is as “unintelligent” (using his words) as hoarding toilet paper.
Don’t expect upstate protection any time soon, but rest assured, this virus is as lawless as the criminals that Cuomo is sending us. Predators always follow the herd. It’s the law of nature, and neither they nor the virus have any regard for wealth, status or grandstanding, much less an advisory travel ban between New York City and upstate New York.
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By Dr. Leon Koziol
Parenting Rights Institute
It’s bad enough that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his counterpart, Bill DeBlasio, were busy competing for attention and wasting valuable time while the coronavirus invaded New York City, but now the same is occurring to upstate New York.
I am blowing the whistle on another ominous trend which threatens the health and safety of the good people of upstate New York. We certainly want to help our brothers and sisters downstate, but we love our children too and must stop the spread where we can.
For too long, downstaters have had a low opinion of state residents north of Westchester County. It didn’t phase us in the least because we loved our way of life. But now, wealthy folks are escaping their new world of chaos to locations in the true upstate New York.
Secondary news sources report that summer rentals along the Hudson River and Catskills are being scarfed up at rates that exceed peak seasons. Locals report unusual numbers of Jersey plates on cars heading further north into the Adirondack Mountains.
At the same time, New York City is releasing convicted felons from Rikers Island and other facilities to stem the spread of coronavirus infections. They’ve been watching the news too, so our embattled governor should know that predators follow the herd.
Here in the heart of upstate New York, I can personally attest that residents are not “lawyering up” against this invasion, they’ve been “arming up” with a variety of sport and safety weapons. I have seen a veritable arsenal in at least one of these homes.
Like his blundering downstate regarding the virus, Governor Cuomo is oblivious to this newest crisis, a pending standoff between citizen and criminal. He has neither mentioned it on his daily news conferences nor has he forewarned the locals upstate.
Instead, Andy Cuomo is too busy posturing for the presidency while dodging responsibility for a crisis he helped create. Only one day after my first Corona Chronicle, Fox News Host Sean Hannity published a commentary mirroring its message (see above link).
Reports I have received from inside our hospital system reveal mass preparations for a deluge of virus victims to be transferred upstate. Like the prisons that were built here, an influx of contagious family members will overwhelm such facilities to our own detriment.
Upstate leaders have been sidelined along with our populous due to emergency powers seized and abused by this governor. Even if they considered courageous and timely action, they are intimidated by the oratory despite the long term stigma it is causing to upstate. It will harm our recovery in years to come.
Therefore, consistent with our rights under the Constitution, “We the People” must take a stand. Our family, businesses and very lives are now at stake. To that end, I have fashioned a petition for you to sign and share which I call the “Upstate to Andy Petition.”
Through this form of expression, we are demanding a self-quarantine of all tri-state residents of metro New York who travel north of Westchester County. Some rural counties, I am told, are already requiring this. We must act on this fast, we certainly have the time while shuttered in our homes, and time is of the essence.
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By Dr. Leon Koziol
As Americans continue to watch in horror at the spread of coronavirus across the country, one governor cannot get enough of it, exploiting every new event or number to grab a headline. Of course I’m referring to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Many are easily duped by his daily news conferences filled with drama, a veteran orator dressed down in a short sleeved shirt with a prominent emblem on it to remind us that he’s still in charge and battle-ready.
But if you can get by the facade, a scary picture emerges of a veteran politician who wreaked havoc during this crisis. Such conferences are now ideal for deflecting public attention from a record that caused the needless spread of a killer microbe in America’s new epicenter.
Such a record in the private sector would lead to immediate discharge, but in politics that is not the way it works. History instructs that crises of this dimension could lead to martial law and dictators, a lesson that should have every American at the forefront of activity.
This series was conceived to answer that need, to keep you informed of events from a people-oriented standpoint. Fortunately in this country, our forefathers erected constitutional protections so that the people are not so easily sidelined despite the nature of crisis.
It was triggered by a Cuomo news conference of March 24, 2020. To get a gist of the outrage it evoked, scroll back to March 19, 2020 when California Governor Gavin Newsom was grabbing headlines by announcing that 56% (over 20 million) residents may become infected.
Given how little we knew about this virus and its mutation capabilities, a number as specific as 56% was highly suspect. Indeed, a more compelling case could be made for 100%. But whatever the source, this number was sufficient for publicity and fear-mongering.
On the opposite coast, Andrew Cuomo would have none of it. This was his virus, his state as the new epicenter, and like his father, Mario, he would have to preempt the Golden State by announcing that New York would get up to 80% of its near 20 million residents infected.
It was a game of one-upsmanship, juvenile behavior at the worst of times. Cuomo was now competing for attention everywhere. He just could not get enough of it, even countering short term measures of the president with a projection that this crisis could extend five to nine months, maybe even years.
That may work for a silver-spoon politician protected by wealth and a secure mansion, but for the rest of us it was Armageddon, time to hunker down with more than hoarded food. To be sure, gun stores across the country were already being raided while those in New York would soon shut down.
Only days after these news events, the folly of dueling politicians was made manifest when Stanford University biology professor Michael Levitt reported that his models do not support such wild projections. A 2013 Nobel laureat, he correctly predicted when China would start recovering.
According to Dr. Levitt, “we need to control the panic…” But that was not what our doomsday politicians wanted to hear. Their day in the sun as state dictators would end way too soon. That is why “we the people” must use our rights to humble them through reports or removal.
Faced with “guarded fury” of the population, Andy Cuomo shifted 180 degrees. Suddenly on March 24, 2020, he was announcing that he is really concerned about the 5% and not the 95% of those who will either recover or remain uninfected. This was a far cry from his quasi- apocalyptic renditions the day before.
Indeed it was the final straw, all the pathetic posturing needed to invoke this series. But that’s not all. When you look at how Governor Cuomo and his counterpart, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, have handled this crisis, we the people have no choice but to get involved.
It may not be well known to the nation, but in New York it has become commonplace to see the governor and mayor at odds over issues major and minor for many years. In other times, this might be tolerated, but when this forewarned epidemic arrived, their juvenile antics yielded an inexcusable explosion in viral infections.
This conclusion is abundantly supported by the public record. In the March 19, 2020 New York Post, headlines read: “Cuomo Slams DeBlasio’s ‘Shelter-In-Place’ Speculation: ‘That Came From Nuclear War.” At the same time, Andy was warning us not to interfere with his own rights. Whatever that meant, it was clear that both Andy and Bill were at it again, and in no small way.
In contrast, and at the same time, Mayor DeBlasio was resisting widespread calls for closing New York’s school system, by far the largest in the nation. Cuomo road the fence even after the head of New York’s Port Authority tested positive for the coronavirus at JFK Airport.
Just as Mayor DeBlasio was calling a news conference to announce school closure, Governor Cuomo trumped it with his own order closing the same school system. It was done simply to steal attention without true regard for the risks placed upon teachers, children and parents outraged by the politics and delays.
Yes this is what we are dealing with folks. And there is so much more to come in these Corona Chronicles to benefit you while you suffer through the worst crisis of modern times. Tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7 pm we will be conducting our next nationwide conference call on the subject. All are welcome to join.
Unfortunately our last one on Monday was impaired by static due to an overloaded system caused by home employment and sheltering. The call number is (605) 313-4427. Access code when prompted is 583326. You can also comment here, on Facebook, or our office at (315) 380-3420. E-mail is email@example.com.
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Godspeed my friends!