New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested that citizens should indeed be "afraid" of the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that President Trump urging people not to panic
is a result of Trump's privileged care.
GOV. ANDREW CUOMO: From the public service point of view, 210,000 people died. More people die in this country than countries around the world that were doing much worse than we were. From a public service point of view, "Don't be afraid of COVID?" No. Be afraid of COVID. It can kill you. Don't be cavalier. This is just more denial. This is where it started and you know, the President — God bless him — he tells you where he's going. We know that when COVID started, he knew how bad it was going to be and he just lied about it.