Andrew Cuomo's response to this pandemic has been to order the tests to be scaled, to make test results for the COVID-19 faster, and to duplicate test creation, to try to open states and their functions. Cuomo has also issued the order to give a marriage license allowing them to work remotely since many places have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the Governor called on the National Association of Governors to contribute $ 500 billion to help all states to help stabilize the economy and allow states to carry out reopening functions. Most importantly labs do not have enough materials to create more tests. An illustration of Governor Cuomo said. "The challenge is to bring testing up to scale. We asked the top 50 labs in the state what they would need to double their testing, and they all said the same thing: they need more chemical reagents'' meaning that laboratories need help economic to create more tests for the covid-19 and to give to more people and know the percentage of infected and help them.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that there is a big inequality because low-income communities should receive more support. She is using the crisis to push what she wants to do for low-income communities like universal health care, universal college, guaranteed housing and instituting a living wage. Also she says they are not giving the same relief to tenants and they are giving preferential treatment to the wealthiest, leaving the burden of paying back rent after everything returns to normal. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” Fox News reported Wednesday. "We're essentially rewarding and offering preferential treatment to landowners and folks who are more wealthy, and we're not offering that same kind of relief to renters." This shows the inequality people have been receiving through this difficult crisis. Additionally Alexandria said they will expand the CARES bill payments that the payments should be monthly and in the amount of 2,000 for adults and 1,000 for children to truly help during the difficult time.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi replied that they signed the $2.2 trillion for the relief package and that it will be supervised and used wisely for people who work hard and put food on the table for those who need it most, that money will be a rescue aid for the next 2 months. Pelosi says "We have no higher priority than making sure the money gets to those working families struggling to pay rent and put food on the table who need it most." This shows how they want to help the community during this really hard time and that the committee will be guided by the best possible science and health experts.
President Donald Trump's response during COVID-19 is to restrict flights to the United States that have recently been in European countries for foreign citizens since in Europe there is a great spread of the virus. Also he is giving economic support packages to small businesses that are not occurring due to the crisis. In addition to the Trump administration declaring a health emergency to bolster response efforts, Trump enacted more than $8 billion to fund response efforts. Also dramatically expanding testing capacity.
Vice President Mike Pence
Pence's response is to ensure that in the next few days all government resources will be used to help in the COVID-19 pandemic, he also said that his task is to help lead and involve governors and work with members of Congress to ensure that the agencies represented have the resources they need. More importantly they say that the details of what the work group will are not known and must be quick in responding to the decisions of the coronavirus with scientific evidence.
Governor Ron DeSantis
DeSantis' response is to have closed Florida beaches after being criticized for not having closed them before. They also say that DeSantis has not met with other Florida lawmakers to ask the federal government for help. They also say that he must add his voice to the bipartisan group of US lawmakers and insist that Florida obtain those vital medical supplies, equipment and personnel necessary to protect health professionals, treat patients, and combat the spread of COVID-19, and also they say that DeSantis is acting like he doesn't care about the situation.