The coronavirus outbreak across the U.S. is getting worse and could threaten New York’s recovery after stringent lockdowns across the state helped suppress the fast-spreading infection, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
“We have to be careful. We have dark clouds on the horizon and we’ve made tremendous progress,” Cuomo said at a press briefing. “We’ve been through Hell and back, but this is not over and this can still rear its ugly head anywhere in this nation and in this state.”
Cuomo pointed to states like Texas, Florida and Arizona, which have all seen new cases and hospitalizations surge in recent days, as places that reopened too fast and now have to close again.
“Now they’re all singing a different tune,” Cuomo said. “Now they’re all starting to say, ‘We better take this seriously. We better start wearing masks.’ They’re going backwards on their reopening plan.”
He cited comments Tuesday from White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, who projected that the…