New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) declared a state of emergency on Friday to prepare for the new so-called “Omicron” variant of the China Virus.
“We continue to see warning signs of spikes in COVID this winter, and while the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York State, it’s coming,” she tweeted, adding she signed an Executive Order to help the state boost hospital capacity.
We continue to see warning signs of spikes in COVID this winter, and while the new Omicron variant has yet to be detected in New York State, it's coming.
Today I signed an Executive Order to help @HealthNYGov boost hospital capacity ahead of potential spikes.
— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) November 26, 2021
The EO allows “non-essential elective procedures” to be postponed, claiming it will help with capacity.
Despite the media’s breathless reporting about the South African Omicron variant, the new mutation only appears to yield mild symptoms.
South Africa’s medical chief mocked the media’s panicked reporting of Omicron as a “storm in a teacup” and insisted the country has only recorded “very mild cases.”
That of course isn’t stopping the likes of Joe Biden, who called the emergence of Omicron a “great concern” on Friday and ordered travel bans from South Africa and several other regional countries.
The unelected bureaucrat Hochul’s actions are a calculated political strategy aligned with Biden and the Democrats’ desire to impose more economic shutdowns, vaccines and vaccine passports.
Read the Executive Order: