Nowhere is it more clear that state governors are overreaching than in the case of New York. They are now past their peak, and the results are in.
As reported in Newsweek on May 2:
New York saw a peak in hospitalizations on April 12 with 18,825, a number that has been declining ever since. Hospital bed capacity in the state is over 90,000, after Cuomo instructed hospitals to increase the previous 53,000-bed capacity. Cuomo had stated at the beginning of the pandemic that New York would need 140,000 hospital beds and 30,000 ventilators, per scientific projections that were off target by a wide margin.
Now, if you look at those numbers, you'll notice something odd: a projected peak need of 140,000 hospital beds versus an actual peak need of 18,825 beds.
About 100,000 of those "needed" beds were assumed to be needed for COVID-19 cases only, you can see that the situation was never even one-fifth as bad as projected.