Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles This is very concerning this new strain that they have found in the UK The strain is so serious that the UK has closed down again. Why don't we act intelligently for a change? Why don't we mandate testing before people get on the flight or halt the flights from the UK Now 120 countries require the UK travelers that received a negative test before they get on the plane in the U. K 120 countries, and the United States has done nothing. There are situations where doing nothing is actually doing something we're doing. Nothing is actually an affirmative action. When you do not require the UK flights to be tested, you are allowing thousands of UK passengers to arrive here every day. If this is more transmittable than Cove, it 70 times more, says Boris Johnson. This is a major problem, and for us to once again be incompetent as a federal government and take no action is just not, uh is not a viable option for us in New York. We learned this lesson the hard way, and we're not going to go through it again. We have been victimized by federal and competence and federal negligence. That is a fact. There are three airlines that come from the UK and fly into our airports. Our airports are run by the Port Authority of New York, New Jersey, the three airlines and British Airways, Delta and Virgin Atlantic. They daily are bringing seven several 1000 passengers per day. I am asking those airlines to add New York State to the list of the 120 countries that require tests before the flights leave the UK for New York, British Airways. I have spoken to myself, and they have voluntarily agreed to add New York to the 120 countries that will do pre boarding testing, and they will start that tomorrow.