As it stands now, the competitive market is producing inflationary pressures on supplies, driving up the price of masks, for instance, from 85 cents apiece to $7. Cuomo said the federal government is the only authority that can bring order to what has developed into a chaotic marketplace.
No chaos, only supply and demand. Note later quote from the governor.
“It will be hard, but it will be OK”, he said. “There’s not going to be chaos. There’s not going to be anarchy.” [my emphasis]
My opinion remains unchanged: Governor Cuomo is not nearly as smart as he thinks he is.