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New Yorkers, And Americans, Bid Farewell To Cuomo’s Daily Coronavirus Briefings

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Governor Andrew Cuomo held his final daily coronavirus briefing Friday.

On Friday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his final daily news conference on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

It was the 111th straight day of news conferences for Cuomo, who congratulated New Yorkers for controlling the spread of the virus better than any state in the country. 

“I thought about it every day as climbing a mountain. The Mount Everest of social challenges –  42 days up the mountain, and 69 days down the other side. Every step, every day, hurt. To the 59 million viewers who shared in these daily briefings, thank you. Thank you for giving me the benefit of the doubt. Thank you for believing in me and giving me support. Good lord knows I needed it.”

Cuomo says the threat to public safety still exists even though the daily briefings are over. He says New York has to watch out for possible infections coming in from other states where the virus is spiking, like Florida and Texas. He says he will continue to hold news conferences as needed to address new developments on the virus’ spread. 

Desiree reports on the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families for WSHU as part of the American Homefront project. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now calls Long Island home.
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