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In New York they ask for the total and immediate lifting of the quarantine

The full cover of the New York Post from May 21
The full cover of the New York Post from May 21

This Sunday The New York Times He published an impressive cover in which he remembers that the almost 100,000 fatalities of the coronavirus in the USA are not a cold number in a statistic, but are broken families, lives and truncated dreams. The tribute, with the names of 1,000 deceased on the first page, recalls their stories and also illustrates the dimension of the almost naturalized horror of the pandemic. Days ago, on May 21, another cover made an impact. This time without the names of those killed by the virus, columnist David Marcus recalled in the New York Post to the other victims of the pandemic: the millions of new poor.

"By prolonging the closure of the coronavirus well beyond its primary mission, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have plunged tens of thousands of New Yorkers into poverty," accuses Marcus and asks: "End the closure of New York City now!"

The columnist assures that there is no plan, that quarantine is the only plan of his rulers. "In mid-March, we were told that we had to endure the shutdown to ensure that hospitals did not collapse. We did it. Hospitals did not collapse. We converted the Javits Center into a hospital. We didn't need it. We brought in a giant Navy ship to treat New Yorkers. We didn't need it. We were told we were about to run out of fans. We weren't, and now the United States has manufactured so many, that we're giving them away to other countries. ”, review.

"In the meantime, the big apple is dying. Its streets are empty. Jazz bars and clubs, restaurants and cafes are empty. Our favorite places, places with history, famous pizza places are closed, many forever. The sweat of countless small business owners is evaporating. Instead of getting people back to work to support their families, our mayor talks about a fantasy “New Deal” for the post-coronavirus ”, he denounces.

And it demands: "Open up the city. Everything. Right now. Broadway shows, beaches, Yankees games, schools, the top of the damn Empire State. Everything. New Yorkers have already learned to distance themselves socially. Businesses can adapt. The elderly and the sick can continue to be isolated ”.

Marcus denounces that the authorities are not trained to save "the largest city in the world from a slow death due to economic strangulation" and calls New Yorkers to react: “We did what they asked us to do. We flattened the damn curve. There is no longer any reasonable justification for the government to deprive us of our livelihood. "

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Here, the full article:

End the New York City shutdown now!

Sometimes a good tantrum is all a writer can offer. Be patient.

Last Friday morning (May 15), about 3,500 New Yorkers queued at a Catholic church in Queens to receive free food hours before it opened, according to the New York Police Department. Catholic Charities has reported a 200% increase in demand in the last month and a half.

By prolonging the closure of the coronavirus well beyond its primary mission, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have plunged tens of thousands of New Yorkers into poverty.

It needs to end. Right now.

In mid-March, we were told that we had to endure the shutdown to ensure that hospitals did not collapse. We did it. Hospitals did not collapse. We converted the Javits Center into a hospital. We didn't need it. We brought in a giant Navy ship to treat New Yorkers. We didn't need it. We were told we were about to run out of fans. We weren't, and now the United States has made so many that we're giving them away to other countries.

In the meantime, the Big Apple is dying. Its streets are empty. Jazz bars and clubs, restaurants and cafes are empty. Our favorite places, places with history, famous pizza places are closed, many forever. The sweat of countless small business owners is evaporating. Rather than get people back to work to support their families, our mayor talks about a fantasy “New Deal” for the post-coronavirus era.

Open up the city. Everything. Right now. Broadway shows, beaches, Yankees games, schools, the top of the damn Empire State. Everything. New Yorkers have already learned to distance themselves socially. Businesses can adapt. The elderly and the sick can remain isolated.

For two months, we've waited for Cuomo and de Blasio to tell us how this ends. Where is ex-mayor Michael Bloomberg with his alleged army of trackers that the governor told us was the key to the reopening? And why did he hand over that responsibility to Bloomberg, whom no one chose anyway?

What the hell is going on? Is anyone in charge of this situation? Or are we left with the governor and his talkative brother arguing on CNN about which of the two if his mother loves more? (Who cares?)

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In late April, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp challenged experts by opening his state. Atlantic magazine, once a serious publication that should now come with a stale gum stick, accused him of engaging in "human sacrifice." Do you want to guess what happened? Guess, come on, guess. Instead of the predicted death spike, the number of coronavirus cases and associated deaths decreased.

We must always remember that we are run by idiots, as one of my friends likes to say. Cuomo and de Blasio have no plans. There is not a single question about when New York can return to normal to which they have a direct answer. Not even one. They collect taxpayer checks while humiliating us all.

If our elected leaders don't save the world's largest city from a slow death from economic strangulation, then the people of New York must do it for themselves. Barbers, tailors, nail salons, sports shops, movie theaters, and others must open their doors - maintaining social distance, of course - and challenge the state to shut them down.

Our politicians serve thanks to our consent; We do not run our businesses or live our lives for yours. The suggestion to the contrary is an affront to Americanism.

It has been a long time since this country, not to mention this city, had to face the prospect of massive famine. This is not about the stock market, it is about parents putting their hungry children to bed and hoping there will be something to eat tomorrow if they get up at 4:30 a.m. and they line up at the food bank.

We did what they asked us to do. We flattened the damn curve. There is no longer any reasonable justification for the government to deprive us of our livelihood. The government cannot grant us or take away our rights. They are our rights, by the free grant of nature and the God of nature. We are Americans. More than that, damn it, we're New Yorkers.

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