Two political odd fellows agree: if you don’t have to go out during the coronavirus scare, don’t.
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‘If you are healthy, you could be spreading COVID,’ she added.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ordering New Yorkers to stop going to bars and restaurants, just a few days after she called some members of the public racist for avoiding Chinese restaurants
The 30-year-old liberal took to Twitter to urge her constituents to stay indoors amid the coronavirus outbreak that led President Donald Trump to declare a national state of emergency
She urged the public to stay at least six feet away from other people
Sen. Ted Cruz offered the Bronx liberal some support.
She directed the public to stay at least six feet away from others to avoid potentially spreading the virus.
To Twitter’s delight, AOC received support from the conservative Republican senator from Texas.
‘Good advice — not just for NYC, but everywhere. If you can stay home, stay home. And wash your hands,’ Cruz tweeted.
Sen. Ted Cruz, shown on Feb. 28, agreed with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the need for people to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak
‘When Ted Cruz and AOC agree on something, I think it’s time to listen,” one Twitter user said.
‘I just saw Ted Cruz retweeting AOC and am now convinced of the apocalypse,’ another joked.
On Tuesday Ocasio rebuked the public for being racist toward Asian businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China, but it now under control there.
She blasted New Yorkers for refusing to support Asian shops and restaurants fearing infection, leading to a plummet in their business.
‘Honestly, it sounds almost so silly to say, but there’s a lot of restaurants that are feeling the pain of racism,’ she said in an Instagram Live.
‘People are literally not patronizing Chinese restaurants. They’re not patronizing Asian restaurants because of just straight-up racism around the coronavirus.’
On Friday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted the US response to the coronavirus crisis – saying that more needs to be done more quickly to protect working-class Americans from the disease. She said: ‘It almost seems like the more wealthy and powerful you are, the more able you are to access a test’
As of Saturday night, there are more than 2,900 cases of the virus in the United States and 58 deaths.
On Friday, AOC blasted the US response to the coronavirus, saying more needs to be done.
The New York Democrat hit out at Donald Trump’s claim that the US ‘has the best healthcare system anywhere in the world’, pointing out that South Korea is testing 10,000 per day compared to just a handful in the US.
‘It almost seems like the more wealthy and powerful you are, the more able you are to access a test,’ she told Fox News on Thursday.
‘But the rougher the road you’ve got here, the more difficult it will be to access healthcare. That’s exactly the recipe for a disaster in a pandemic.’
Widespread problems have been reported across the country with coronavirus testing, with medics unable to keep up with demand.
On Tuesday, Ocasio rebuked the public for being racist toward Asian businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China, but it now under control there. People in New York carrying groceries wearing face masks pictured Saturday
While the White House has promised that millions of Americans will get test kits, data available suggests that number is currently in the low tens of thousands.
The CDC admitted that it had only tested 77 people in the first two days of this week, while state numbers recorded by the COVID Tracking Project late Thursday reported 15,000 tests had been carried out.
But inconsistencies in the data – with some states only reporting positive results and others reporting none at all – means the true figure remains unknown.
On Friday Trump declared a national state of emergency, a move that would open the door to get $50billion in emergency funding to states.
He also announced a travel ban from foreigners entering the country through Europe, which was extended Saturday to include travelers from the UK. The ban excludes American citizens.