“New Yorkers changed reality. They literally changed the path of the viral spread,” stated Andrew Cuomo this morning on hospitalization totals being significantly lower than initially projected, had social distancing not been put into place.
He stated that with New Yorkers embracing these new precautionary measures, like wearing masks, keeping 6 feet apart and ‘non-essential’ business closings, hospitalizations have been reduced by approximately 100,000 patients.
On top of this, the Governor noted, “All of this inconvenience, all this turmoil, for what? To keep 100,000 people out of hospitals, that’s for what.”