One of the worst characteristics of the coronavirus that makes it so alarming is that people who are carrying it but express no symptoms can still spread the disease. We have known this for months. But New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio apparently just found out about it:
Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected WNYC host Brian Lehrer’s claim that the U.S. knew “weeks and months ago that asymptomatic people can spread this disease,” and instead suggested this fact was only discovered “in the last 48 hours.”
Are you @#$%ing serious. Wow.
More from Mediaite:
“The city’s position used to be that healthy people don’t need masks because they’re not very effective at preventing the virus from coming in, they’re mostly from keeping you from spreading it, so explain this new recommendation,” Lehrer said.
“Exactly, it’s still the fundamental truth, so we have, you know, a renowned health department here in New York City… only in the last really 48 hours or so do they feel they’ve seen evidence around the world, particularly a new study coming out of Singapore, that shows more evidence that this disease can be spread by asymptomatic people,” de Blasio responded.
This guy has been consistently one of the worst political leaders since this epidemic began, and even the left is getting angry about it. I mean look at his video from the Washington Post:
I have a feeling this moron is on his way out of office for good. But then, I have realized of late that what I consider cynicism is proven to be sunny optimism when it goes to the voter.