It’s been over 90 days since gyms were closed in NY State to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and this past week Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the issue with the following update: "We are still looking at the science and the data. There has been information that those situations have created issues in other states. If we have that information we don't want to then go ahead till we know what we're doing. Right? This is a road that no one has traveled on before. And logic suggests that if you see a problem in other states then you explore it before you move forward in your state." Cuomo also suggested the exercisers in gyms would likely not wear masks which could spread more of the virus. While we all can applaud anchoring policy to science and data, it’s questionable if this has been done here. Despite literally months to research and formulate a plan, NYS has not offered any definitive science backed information tied to re-opening gyms. More troubling, NY has
I heard this weekend of the passing of Sam Lloyd, who played the hapless lawyer Ted on the show. Sam Lloyd was very talented and funny, and one of the enduring secondary characters that made the show seem like a real close-knit community. My favorite Ted memory wasn't one of his comedic scenes but the end of the episode "My Way Home" (the one inspired by The Wizard of Oz) when Ted and his band sing a rooftop version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". RIP, Sam. Peons will assemble over the rainbow.