The mission of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) is to counter the defamation and generalization of the Orthodox Jewish community.

Coronavirus is Rising Across NY in Areas with no Orthodox Jews. Cuomo Still Blames Jews

Coronavirus is Rising Across NY in Areas with no Orthodox Jews. Cuomo Still Blames Jews

On Friday October 9th, 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said in an interview that “the cluster is predominantly an ultra-orthodox [Jewish] cluster.” This echoes his week-long rhetoric of blaming the recent statewide resurgence of COVID-19 on Orthodox Jews, but here are the facts:

VIDEO: OJPAC Presser Regarding Cuomo’s Rhetoric on COVID-19 and Orthodox Jews

VIDEO: OJPAC Presser Regarding Cuomo’s Rhetoric on COVID-19 and Orthodox Jews

OJPAC held a press conference to address the rhetoric from NY Governor Andrew Cuomo regarding the resurgence of COVID-19 statewide that Cuomo blames on Orthodox Jews; a community that has non-existent in most counties with rising numbers.

STATEMENT on Odd Cuomo Line as to Why There is Outrage

STATEMENT on Odd Cuomo Line as to Why There is Outrage

Governor Cuomo keeps repeating an odd line that Orthodox Jews are upset because the current restrictions while softer than the ones in the spring are being enforced but back in the spring there was no enforcement.

VIDEO: A Plea to Governor Cuomo Regarding COVID-19 and Orthodox Jews

VIDEO: A Plea to Governor Cuomo Regarding COVID-19 and Orthodox Jews

VIDEO: See How Cuomo Changes COVID-19 Rules in Jewish-Populated Neighborhoods

VIDEO: See How Cuomo Changes COVID-19 Rules in Jewish-Populated Neighborhoods

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and staff keep changing the standards in Red-Yellow zones which, for now, is only applied in predominantly Orthodox Jewish-populated neighborhoods.

NYC is Playing Games with COVID-19 Data in Orthodox Jewish-Populated Neighborhoods

NYC is Playing Games with COVID-19 Data in Orthodox Jewish-Populated Neighborhoods

5-6 weeks ago, the NYC Health Department rushed to release weekly COVID-19 data of predominately Orthodox Jewish-populated zip codes. It showed the case load rising (as a result of a pre-high holiday test rush). However, more recently when the numbers are much better per the state’s Zone data, the city changed the setting and is now releasing zip code data only on a 28-day rolling average.

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