Contrast this poised commentary with Trump on the exact same topic. Just hours later in his White House briefing, Donald Trump offhandedly dismissed Cuomo's assessment, declaring that there is a "great chance" that New York will not need the quantity Cuomo has alleged. "The New York City estimate is high," Trump asserts, apparently citing, well... opinion and hope.
And the companies that employ them? Many top tier financial firms just laid out a bundle of money in technology to make sure that their executives could operate seamlessly from the den. Huge terminals were shipped by UPS to suburban homes and Upper East Side apartments. These companies no doubt view the coronavirus as a test bed for an inevitable long-term shift toward increasingly virtual workplaces, and would much rather prolong that experimentation than risk widespread illness in their own organizations.
Cuomo is shrewd, and he will make a PR point of pretending that everyone is on the same team.
These are the people who could and should be listening and learning now from the experiences in Seattle, New York, and San Francisco, and in preparing, could be dramatically reducing the impact of the virus.
Are they? Or are they listening to Trump, reassured that his team has really got this thing solved. Nothing to worry about. President Trump wants me to go back to work? Count me in!