He’s not wrong.

Courtesy of Fox News

During his press conference on Thursday, Cuomo addressed the protests and unrest in New York and across the nation this week but reminded people that the COVID-19 crisis is still ongoing.

“If you were at one of those protests, I would, out of an abundance of caution, assume that you are infected,” Cuomo said Thursday. “One person, one person can infect hundreds if you were at a protest.”

He added: “You went to a protest, get a test. Tell people, act as if you may have been exposed.”

Cuomo went on to explain that at these protests in New York City and throughout the state of New York, “there is no social distancing.”

“You look at the encounters with the police—the police are right in their face,” Cuomo said. “Twenty thousand protesters in New York City. Thousands of protesters on Long Island. These are big numbers.”

You know I have personally felt a little torn watching these protests on TV.

On the one hand, protesting against police brutality and for social justice feels like the right and necessary thing to do. 

But at the same time, we spent all of this time staying indoors and avoiding unnecessary human contact for the good of our communities, and now all of that hard work could come undone in the next few weeks. 

I would hope that hospitals and medical professionals all across the country and bracing for the tsunami of Coronavirus cases that are almost certainly headed in their direction. 

I want justice as much as the next guy, but I do not think hundreds or thousands of us need to die to achieve that.