Why Did It Take So Long? Cuomo will lift most remaining restrictions when vaccination rate hits 70 percent. The action is long overdue. The Governor’s authoritarian lockdowns compounded a bad situation. His restrictive mandates made the suffering worse. Science was not on his side as he ordered shutdowns throughout the State. The result was needless distress. The mandates adversely affected the lives of every New Yorker. Schools, houses of worship, and businesses were closed because of his One Man Rule. The Legislature should never have voted him emergency powers. His time honored bullying and intimidation tactics were allowed to run rampant. He abused his authority and the result is devastation. Why Did It Take So Long? Because one power-hungry man IMPOSED HIS WILL ON US ALL.