Democrat New York & California Governors Shut Down State Economies Over Chinese Virus

As the number of Chinese coronavirus infections rise, state governments are taking extremely aggressive action to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) ordered all non-essential New York workers, 100 percent of the workforce, to stay home.

During the press conference in Albany, New York, Cuomo said, “When I talk about the most drastic action we can take, this is the most drastic action we can take.”

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Cuomo posted a series of announcements on Twitter.

Cuomo also announced a coordinated effort by New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey governors to impose restrictions to curb the spread of the virus and to deter people from frequenting establishments across-state lines.

Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) ordered nonessential businesses to close and for all California residents, nearly 40 million, to stay home.

The aggressive response is in reaction to the results in Italy where the number of deaths exceeded the death toll in China.

ABC News reports:

In contrast, a Wall Street Journal editorial is warning about the economic consequences of overreacting to the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, writing, “But no society can safeguard public health for long at the cost of its overall economic health.”

Most important, some drugs are reported to be effective in treating people infected with the Chinese coronavirus.

A malaria drug, chloroquine, is showing some encouraging results in early tests.

President Trump discussed chloroquine and other drugs at Thursday’s press conference.

New York and California are taking drastic steps to mitigate the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.

Democrat governors are ignoring the dire economic impacts of their actions which will harm their constituents.