It was a banner weekend for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. First he got slammed for rank hypocrisy on coronavirus guidelines. Then Comrade Mayor woke up feeling ill this morning and canceled all the day‚Äôs scheduled events.
On top of all that, the city‚Äôs COVID-19 ‚Äútest and trace‚ÄĚ team has reportedly been ordered to not do too much tracing:
‚ÄĒ THE CITY (@THECITYNY) June 15, 2020
‚ÄĒ Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) June 15, 2020
"The hundreds of contact tracing workers hired by the city under de Blasio‚Äôs new 'test and trace' campaign have been instructed not to ask anyone who‚Äôs tested positive for COVID-19 whether they recently attended a demonstration" https://t.co/jcHHb2o4Wr
‚ÄĒ Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 15, 2020
‚ÄĒ Tom Quiggin (@TomTSEC) June 15, 2020
And that‚Äôs the side that lectures the Right about ‚Äúscience‚ÄĚ? What a joke.
I don't know why public officials expect us to take any of this seriously when it's plain that they're not. https://t.co/bs5Vs0we0q
‚ÄĒ Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 15, 2020
So damn stupid.
How can you track and trace if you don't know where they've been? https://t.co/8ACPjQtDOH
‚ÄĒ Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) June 15, 2020
De Blasio is beyond parody.
Which tells you that even contact tracing is being politicized. https://t.co/gPOszhRhrG
‚ÄĒ RBe (@RBPundit) June 15, 2020
Yep. It‚Äôs officially no longer about stopping the virus (if it ever was).
This is the contact tracing version of Cuomo‚Äôs nursing home coverup. Cook the reporting numbers because you don‚Äôt want to acknowledge the real-world impact of your policy decisions. In New York, the rules are made up and the points don‚Äôt matter. https://t.co/IRcav2gatN
‚ÄĒ James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) June 15, 2020
As anti-science as it gets, damn the consequences and body bags https://t.co/WB5UR9MCFE
‚ÄĒ Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) June 15, 2020
doesn't that completely undermine the entire concept of "test and trace?" https://t.co/UGW5b7Upxe
‚ÄĒ Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) June 15, 2020
NY, your incompetent leaders are literally killing you.
‚ÄĒ Chaz Gustav (@CaptYonah) June 15, 2020
It's never been about controlling the spread of a virus, it's always been about controlling you. https://t.co/iwXeDg1utt
‚ÄĒ Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) June 15, 2020
If you were still wondering whether Democrats are concerned about COVID or just pushing a particular narrative‚Ä¶ https://t.co/98iHPcLAAk
‚ÄĒ Steven Crowder (@scrowder) June 15, 2020
‚ÄĒ scott coleman (@bandphan) June 15, 2020
We can‚Äôt say we‚Äôre shocked.