>Cuomo is the governor of the state that has 1613 deaths per million people by now, second only to New Jersey (1690, a statistical tie). DeSantis is the governor of a state where this quantity is just 155 per million people. DeSantis is doing better than Cuomo – by more than one fudging order of magnitude! Where does this fudged up piece of shit, Cuomo, find so much arrogance to say "look, I am doing better than you"? The answer is that this trash of politicians is backed by the whole fake news media so no one can really call him out effectively. America is currently controlled by this disgusting material that should have been executed for a very long time but it hasn't happened because the Americans tolerate the near-monopoly of this trash over the political power and the U.S. media.
>More generally, it's comically outrageous for him to say that the Republican governors are doing badly. Virtually all the heavily affected states and cities are Democrat-run; and all the states that don't see much of a Covid problem are Republican-run. Almost every statistic confirms this basic image. How broken the U.S. media landscape has to be when hundreds of millions of Americans apparently remain clueless about these basic facts and patterns?
>Now, look at the statement about the "second wave". You won't really find any state where any objective data unambiguously indicates something that could honestly be called a "second wave" even if you defined the "second wave" as an innocent observation that "the cases were already clearly dropping and now they're clearly rising again". But some of the Sun Belt states get close to this description of the graphs. However, the right question is: And what? It just means absolutely nothing interesting.
>Florida and other states were exactly examples of the "flattening of the curve" which the sensible people like your humble correspondent always explained to be a worthless yet almost infinitely expensive exercise because it just delays the growth. More than 3 months ago, I explained – and all honest people with the IQ above 80 understood – that the "flattening of the curve" means nothing else than the delaying of some unavoidable dynamics by the time equal to the duration of the unsustainable, economically devastating restrictions.
>Now, we experience events that take place 3 months later and indeed, all my predictions turned out to be right on the money. Florida was just "flattening the curve" i.e. keeping the daily numbers of cases at some low, nearly constant levels. But of course this lockdown is unsustainable and Florida had to start reopening itself and when it does so, the cases go up pretty much just like they would do 3 months earlier if the stay-at-home order were completely avoided. If someone's lives were "prolonged", it was at most by 3 months – the same period in which one-third of Florida's economy was basically liquidated (hopefully temporarily, for most of it).
>How breathtakingly moronic do you have to be not to understand that the people like me were always right, the hysterical and pro-lockdown people were always wrong, and that the latter are lying to the face of hundreds of millions of people and destroying trillions of dollars in the economic activity and wealth? Can someone finally phase out the pests that call themselves "journalists" even though they are just terrorists doing everything they can to destroy the U.S. and the peaceful world in general?