De Blasio Scares, Cuomo Soothes

Thank you, Andrew Cuomo. On Tuesday Mayor Bill de Blasio did his best to scare the 8.5 million residents of New York City with unhelpful speculation about an immediate order to shelter in place. He told NBC’s “Today” show the decision would have to come in the next 48 hours. Within an hour Governor Cuomo countered with a healthy dose of common sense.

First, he clarified something even Mr. de Blasio was then forced to admit: It’s not the mayor’s call. It’s the Governor’s. And Mr. Cuomo was categorical: “I have no interest whatsoever…

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