Hochul, in morning interview, urges preparation for ‘onslaught’

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, during an interview on WDOE this morning, said the worst is not over when it comes to the coronavirus.

“We are continuing the effort to continue for an onslaught of cases,” she said during the interview with Dave Rowley, while noting downstate is going through very trying and emotional times battling the virus.

Hochul also mentioned getting supplies to upstate hospitals, such as Brooks Memorial in Dunkirk, when the outbreak worsens.

“Everyone should act now as if they have the virus,” she said, noting distancing is important to stopping the disease.

Eighty percent of the cases, Hochul said, people will self resolve and not even know they have it. The other 20% will have major symptoms.

“It is a painful, painful illness to go through,” she said.

Hochul also touched on the state budget, which is looking bleaker by the day and the daily press conferences being held by state Gov. Andrew Cuomo to keep state residents and the nation informed.

She also spoke of the need for a recovery when the crisis does end.

“(We) still have to be vigilant How we focus on an upstate recovery. I want to make sure we don’t go backwards


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