Some recent quotes from New York governor Andrew Cuomo on combatting the coronavirus outbreak (among other things):
[In response to federal government statements and action]:
No one is held harmless from reality.
Being angry is a luxury. We don’t have that luxury. Let’s deal with the facts.
There’s a strength in the fact of “all of us”.
This is going to change us. This is going to form a new generation, and it will transform who we are and how we think.
We have to do both public health and economic development.
Leadership is helping us see where we need to go, why we need to get there, and how we are going to make that happen. Leadership calls upon the strengths of the community, as individuals and as a nation, as a member of the world family, to build something new together. Something essential to our humanity. Something requiring a bedrock vision of who we are and what we can be. Something founded on heart, decency, compassion, energy, and unwavering commitment. Leadership asks for our help and makes us want to give it freely.
Let’s start getting there!