New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was ridiculed Monday after unveiling a large mountain display intended to depict his state overcoming the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuomo used a large-mountain display shaped after New York’s coronavirus curve to explain how New York’s coronavirus policies reduced its coronavirus cases, according to CBS News. The “bizarre” display presented during Cuomo’s Monday daily press briefing was made of Styrofoam, the New York Post reported. (Related: EXCLUSIVE: New York Knowingly Undercounting Nursing Home Deaths After Quietly Changing Reporting Rules)
“This was the trajectory of COVID in our state. We don’t want to climb this mountain again. We don’t want to climb this mountain again. And that’s why the phased reopening, staying smart, staying disciplined. And that’s why this spread across the country, that if that spread comes to New York, we could have to do this all over again,” Cuomo said.
NY Gov. Cuomo unveils a mountain sculpture symbolizing New York’s COVID-19 pandemic curve: “Doing this once in life is enough. We don’t need to climb another mountain” https://t.co/6lteLzMNG6 pic.twitter.com/BmtYOOgDGT
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 29, 2020
“That’s why we put in place quarantines, that’s why we’re offering help