City mayors used the Covid-19 pandemic in danger of losing control
The mayors of the main cities of the affected states also spoke in yesterday’s Sunday policy programs, who warned that the pandemic was in danger of spiraling out of control.
Sylvester Turner of Houston, Texas said Face the nation at CBS: “If we don’t handle this virus quickly, our hospitals could be in serious trouble.”
Turner said the virus was disproportionately affecting people of color and Latinos in his city, adding: “The main problem is staffing … We can always provide additional beds, but we need people, nurses and everyone else in the medical profession to care for those beds. “
His Austin counterpart Steve Adler, also a Democrat, attacked Trump for his “ambiguous” messages during the crisis.
“It makes me mad,” the mayor told Bash on CNN. “You know, I understand that he has a difficult job, but it’s dangerous not to send a clear message to the Americans.”
“When they start hearing that kind of ambiguous message coming out of Washington, there are more and more people who don’t wear masks, who don’t go the social distance, who won’t do whatever it takes to keep a community safe.” added.
On the ABC This weekPhoenix Mayor Kate Gallego was equally outspoken.
“We opened too early in Arizona. We were one of the last states to stay home and one of the first to re-emerge, and we went back from zero to 60,” he said. “We had crowded nightclubs handing out free champagne, no masks. Our young people ages 20-44, who are my own demographic, really led the blast, and we’ve seen tremendous growth in that area. We’re seeing a lot of people going to big family gatherings and infects their relatives. “
On the same show, Miami Republican Mayor Francis Suarez admitted that “we’ve been beating record after record for the past two weeks.”
Florida reported a record 11,458 cases on Saturday, and as of Friday, one in five tests for coronavirus in the Miami-Dade region was testing positive.
The mayor of that county, Carlos Giménez, dared to blame his own voters for that.
“My residents also let their guard down in late May, early June, and I also think that some of the protests we had here contributed,” Giménez told Margaret Brennan in Face the nation.
“We saw a rapid increase in Covid-19 positive youth in mid-June, and I think that had a lot to do with socializing, with youth going to parties, maybe graduation parties at home,” he added.
Here’s the latest from Griffin Connolly in Florida as cases increase in 40 states.