Cuomo: ‘We all failed’ at making coronavirus projections

Cuomo: ‘We all failed’ at making coronavirus projections
Andrew Cuomo (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Translation: My idiotic directive to send COVID-19-positive patients to nursing homes wasn’t that big a deal.]

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted Monday that coronavirus projections from experts were all wrong — and he’s getting out of the business of speculating because of it.

Cuomo said he can’t predict when the hospitalization and death rate numbers will drop to the necessary threshold required for reopening certain regions because as he put it, “we all failed” at predicting.

“Now, people can speculate. People can guess. I think next week, I think two weeks, I think a month,” Cuomo told reporters on Memorial Day. “I’m out of that business because we all failed at that business. Right? All the early national experts. Here’s my projection model. … They were all wrong. They were all wrong.”

Cuomo’s rare admission came during an event at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City when a reporter asked the governor when hard-hit New York City might reopen.

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