New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo crushed the economies of New York City and state by forcing residents to submit to unscientific lockdowns and arbitrary coronavirus-related restrictions.
A few days after Congress certified Democrat Joe Biden’s unconstitutional and fraudulent Electoral College victory, Cuomo abruptly changed course.
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
As Cuomo destroyed his state, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis opened his state while all the so-called public health experts predicted mass graves.
Two neighboring Florida cities, Tampa and St. Petersburg, had the highest average occupancy rates in 2020 at 51%, Forbes reported.
Since Florida “never really shut things down,” Tampa saw a smaller year-over-year decline in hotel use, falling a mere 21.6% from its 72.6% occupancy in 2019.
New York City’s decline matched a similar trend around the nation.
The 25 largest travel destinations in the United States saw an average decline in hotel occupancy from 74% in 2019 to 44% in 2020.
Despite the draconian lockdowns in California, both San Diego and Los Angeles kept their hotel occupancy rates at 50%.
Followed by New York City, Oahu, Hawaii boasted the second-highest hotel occupancy rate in 2019, at 84.2%. That state’s lockdowns earned Oahu a 40.8% occupancy rate in 2020.