City mayors carry Covid-19 pandemic in danger of getting out of hand
Yesterday, the mayors of the big cities of the disaster-stricken states also yesterday spoke about the political broadcasts of Sunday, which warned that the pandemic could become uncontrollable.
Sylvester Turner of Houston, Texas, said Facing the nation on CBS: “If we don’t get our hands on this virus quickly, our hospitals could have serious problems. “
Turner said the virus disproportionately affects people of color and Latinos in his city and added: “The main problem is the staff … We can always provide extra beds, but we need people, nurses and of all the other members of the medical profession to provide these beds. “
His Austin counterpart Steve Adler – also a Democrat – attacked Trump for his “ambiguous” messages throughout the crisis.
“It makes me angry,” the mayor told Bash on CNN. “You know, I understand that he has a difficult job, but it is dangerous not to send a clear message to the Americans. “
“When they start to hear this kind of ambiguous message coming from Washington, there are more and more people who will not wear masks, who will not make social distance, who will not do what it takes to ensure community security, ”he added.
About ABC This weekThe mayor of Phoenix, Kate Gallego, was just as outspoken.
“We opened far too early in Arizona. We were one of the last states to stay at home and one of the first to reappear, and we went back to zero at 60, “she said. “We had crowded nightclubs distributing free champagne, not masks. Our 20-44 year olds, who are my own demographic, really led the explosion, and we have seen such growth in this area. many people go to large family reunions and infect family members. ”
On the same show, Republican Mayor of Miami Francis Suarez admitted “that we have broken records record after record in the past two weeks”.
Florida reported a record 11,458 cases on Saturday and one in five coronavirus tests in the Miami-Dade region on Friday returned positive.
The county mayor, Carlos Gimenez, dared to blame his own constituents for this.
“My residents also kind of lowered their guard in late May, early June, and some of the protests we have had here, I think, have helped,” Gimenez told Margaret Brennan on Facing the nation.
“We saw a rapid increase in the number of young people who are positive for Covid-19 around mid-June, and I think that has a lot to do with the likely socialization, young people going to parties, maybe end parties home study, “he added.
Here is the latest from Griffin Connolly on Florida as cases increase in 40 states.