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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared war on the restaurant scene.

Governor Cuomo has enacted tyrannical policies that have already closed down many restaurants for good and it looks like more will soon follow. Democrats have enacted a series of bizarre policies that had a negative impact on those living in the state. Restaurants have been a large target of these policy changes and are impacted greatly by many of the restrictions now put in place. More from the Spectator:

On Monday December 14, Emperor Cuomo decreed that there would be no more indoor dining in New York City’s restaurants. This supposedly is designed to stymie rising COVID-19 infections and ease the growing pressure on local hospitals.

There’s just one problem with this approach: despite Democrats’ claims to be pro-science (while insisting that superstitious Republicans worship snakes), Cuomo’s policy defies science at best and kneecaps it at worst.

With indoor dining now verboten, Cuomo is steering people from restaurants (the source of 1.4 percent of COVID-19 cases, according to contact-tracing data) toward the dining rooms and kitchen tables of relatives, friends and loved ones. That’s touching. Alas, from September through November, household/social gatherings caused 73.8 percent of COVID-19 diagnoses. Indeed, such events were the No. 1 cause of China-virus transmission!

(Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo)

This is no surprise. Home get-togethers (often in smaller spaces with poorer ventilation, few if any air filters and little if any mask wearing by those cooking and serving food and drinks) are less healthy than restaurants (usually in more spacious settings, with commercial air conditioning, new air filters and masked waiters, waitresses, chefs and bartenders). Most home tables are cleaned occasionally. Workers swab restaurant tables with Lysol between patrons.

The policies being put into place do not follow what the experts are saying despite constant calls from those making these policies to “listen to experts”. The article goes on to suggest that if anything the policies being enacted are only going to increase the number of cases in the state. With leadership like this, it should be no surprise that people are fleeing the state in mass.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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