Up until March 12th DeBlasio thought covid-19 was a hoax. Just check his Twitter. He was encouraging people to pack in Subways and suggesting Broadway plays on March 12th, the same day the NBA shutdown. In early March he refused to cancel a Chinatown New year parade. This man worked hard to make New York City the epicenter. DeBlasio thinking it was a hoax lost him the respect of every New Yorker because for the first two days of a lockdown he had his security team take him to the gym. without a doubt the people filling the hospitals right now contracted this disease when DeBlasio was telling them "there was nothing to worry about".