New York Governor Andrew Cuomo slammed the hammer down today on a planned Satmar wedding, while also announced that he – the same man who forced Covid patients into nursing homes and then wrote a book about his heroics – has a new strategy for beating back Covid-19 into the fall and winter months by targeting “micro-clusters.”
Cuomo claimed that the aforementioned wedding would have been attended by “upwards of 10,000 individuals.”
With the help of anti-Orthodox activists, including the Yaffed Organization, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office tipped off authorities to the wedding, which was to be held in Williamsburg – outside of the so-called “cluster zones.” But still, having heard of an expected 10,000 people at the event, the state health commissioner served an order last night by the New York City Sheriff’s Office to put a stop to the Satmar chasunah which was to celebrated the marriage of an ainikel of Rav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum of Satmar.
The governor averred that his new plan to target Covid would no longer be at the statewide or regional level, but “block-by-block.”
“For fall we are going to deploy a micro-cluster strategy,” he said. “We have been targeting all our actions either … statewide … or we reopened on a regional level. We are now going to analyze it block-by-block. We have data so specific that we can’t show it because it could violate privacy conditions. We know exactly where the new cases are coming from.”
Not surprisingly, Cuomo said that Orange, Rockland, Queens and Brooklyn counties – all Orthodox Jewish communities – contain micro-clusters.
He made no mention of other non-Jewish areas that have seen spikes.
In the same breath, Cuomo claimed that New York has one of the lowest infection rates at a 1.1% average.
An askan with the Satmar community told Matzav.com that the 10,000 number was not based on any substantiated evidence, but an assumption made by someone at some level of government.