New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shared some paternal advice during his COVID-19 briefing, joking about liking his daughter’s boyfriend and warning against natural defiance syndrome.
At a news conference on Sunday, Cuomo stepped away from the state’s response to the coronavirus to talk about his daughter, Mariah Kennedy Cuomo, and her boyfriend.
Cuomo told reporters that Mariah had previously been quarantined, but was now back with her family, and she brought her boyfriend.
The couple attended Cuomo’s press conference and watched him fall apart as he navigates his children’s relationships.
Governor Andrew Cuomo (pictured) gave ‘advice to fathers’ about their daughters at Sunday’s COVID-19 press conference
“Advice to fathers,” Cuomo began, “the answer to what you think of the friend is always,” I love the friend, “because there are only two options.
“Either you love the boyfriend or you don’t like the boyfriend, but you can never say you don’t like the boyfriend. I learned the lesson the hard way. ‘
Cuomo, who was previously married to Kerry Kennedy, had three daughters. They included 25-year-old twins Mariah and Cara and 22-year-old Michaela.
Cuomo: “Either you love the friend or you don’t love the friend, but you can never say you don’t like the friend. I learned the lesson the hard way ‘
In the photo: Governor Cuomo (left) and his daughter, 25-year-old Mariah Kennedy-Cuomo (right) during an HBO screening in New York
Cuomo (left), pictured with Mariah (right), had three daughters in total with ex-wife Kerry Kennedy
He then alerted New Yorkers to the NDS press conference of “natural defiance syndrome.”
Cuomo explained that it is an ‘undocumented’ psychological condition where shaking off his daughter’s boyfriends causes ‘natural defiance syndrome’ [to kick] and then they like the boyfriend even more. ‘
Fortunately, Cuomo seemed happy with Mariah’s friend and added ‘in this case I like the friend’.
Although Natural Defiance Syndrome is not an official diagnosis, Cuomo may have referred Oppositional Defiance Disorder.
Oppositional resistance disorder
Oppositional resistance disorder is a behavioral disorder that is usually diagnosed in childhood.
“Many children tend to disobey, argue with parents or defy authority,” said John Hopkins.
But in children and teens with ODD, these symptoms are more common. They also interfere with learning and school adaptation. And in some cases they interfere with the child’s relationships with others. ‘
- Have frequent tantrums
- Arguing a lot with adults
- Refusing to do what an adult asks
- Always ask questions about rules and refuse to follow rules
- Do things to annoy or upset others, including adults
- Blaming others for the child’s own misconduct or mistakes
- Easily annoyed by others
- Often with an angry attitude
- Speak loudly or unfriendly
- Seek revenge or be revengeful
Source: John Hopkins Medicine
Oppositional resistance disorder, or ODD, is a type of behavioral disorder most common in children.
Children with ODD are often “uncooperative, challenging, and hostile to peers, parents, teachers, and other authority figures,” he added. John Hopkins Medicine.
As on Sunday, New York City registered 129,788 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 8,811.
The state has 236,732 and the death toll rises from 13,452.
Although Cuomo revealed that New York has “passed the plateau,” New York is still considered the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Cuomo said 507 people died on Saturday, down from 43 the previous day.
Hospital admissions and other medical indicators are also falling.
But Cuomo maintained their warnings that people in New York City and the rest of the state should remain vigilant.
“If the data is correct and if this trend continues, then we are past its peak,” Cuomo said during a news conference at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, Long Island.
“The recent news is good that we are on the other side of the plateau and the numbers are falling.
“But that’s only good news compared to the terrible news we lived with, that’s that constant increase.”
Cuomo warned that while the emerging daily numbers are promising, the battle is far from over.
New York City officials registered 129,788 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 8,811 deaths on Sunday
“It’s not time to get cocky and it’s not time to get arrogant,” he said.
“We have a long way to go and a lot of work to do. This virus has been our every step forward. We still have to make sure we keep that beast under control. ‘
The governor attributed a strict social distance policy for the reduction of new deaths, deaths and hospitalizations, while urging residents to remain vigilant in their efforts to combat the spread of the virus.
“We showed that we can control the beast and if you close you can actually slow down that infection rate, but this is just the calm,” he said.
“We still have to make sure we keep that beast under control, we keep that number of infections low, we keep the hospital admissions low, because we all really want to go on living and move on.”
Cuomo said officials are preparing to initiate a state-wide investigation into antibodies to help determine the true magnitude of the outbreak before they can begin clearing lockdowns, which will continue until at least May 15.
“Any plan that will reopen the economy must be based on data and that means it must be based on testing,” said Cuomo.
“This is a new world for all of us, testing, how to get scale tests, how to get it to scale quickly, and how to find out where we really are with this virus.
Pictured: A paramedic takes a patient to a triage tent set up at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York
“You have all the scientists and experts who are actually trying to extrapolate from the data – but we don’t really know how many people were infected, how many people had coronavirus, but resolved themselves.”
Cuomo said the Food and Drug Administration has approved the state’s antibody test – which is designed to detect whether a person has developed antibodies to fight COVID-19 and indicates that they may be immune to the virus.
He said the New York State Department of Health is now preparing to conduct the country’s most aggressive antibody studies the following week.
By sampling thousands of people across the state, experts can get a clearer picture of the outbreak, including individuals who have not been tested before, because no kits were available or because they showed no symptoms.
“That will tell us for the first time what percentage of the population has had the coronavirus and is now at least immune to the virus at least in the short term,” Cuomo explains.
“This is going to be the first real snapshot of what we’re really dealing with.”