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New York: Gov. Cuomo bungles it again

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, 2104
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New York’s Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bureaucratic bungling in the roll-out of vaccines that arrived in mid-December has resulted in 66% of the doses still unused, forcing many to be thrown out as they start to expire.

The Blaze explains:

New York’s rigid rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has resulted in doses to be thrown out because they expired, according to a new report by The New York Times.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s launch of the coronavirus vaccine has a very limited distribution list in the state’s first phase. Under Phase 1A of New York state’s distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, only health care workers, residents and staff at nursing homes, coroners, and certain funeral workers are eligible to get the coveted vaccination.

The strict guidelines of who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 shot has caused vaccines to sit in freezers and not be used. In New York City, only 167,949 of 489,325 doses have been administered, which means that 66% are currently unused, according to the report. In New York state, roughly 50% of vaccines have been used thus far. […]

The restricted list of those who were legally allowed to get the vaccination has caused some of the coronavirus vaccines to be thrown away.

READ: Cuomo’s rigid COVID-19 vaccine rollout in New York results in 66% unused and expired doses thrown out

We shouldn’t really be surprised, because it was Gov. Cuomo who sent people with COVID-19 to nursing homes and those most vulnerable to the virus. READ: More than 6,300 COVID-19 patients were sent into New York nursing homes, state report reveals. And he did that while several field hospitals in the state sat empty: READ: Most field hospitals in $660 million project treated ZERO coronavirus patients

Of course, his mishandling of COVID did not prevent him from writing a book on his leadership in the COVID crisis. READ: Gov. Cuomo roasted for announcing book on COVID response: ‘Downright ghastly’

Neither did Cuomo’s incompetence disqualify him from winning an award for his handling of the pandemic. READ: Andrew Cuomo Wins Ted Kennedy Award For Handling Of Coronavirus Pandemic After Policies Killed Thousands In Nursing Homes

And if you have a moment, take a guess if New York is one of the three states mentioned in this article. READ: 3 states account for 42% of COVID-19 deaths

And while the mainstream media drags Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis through the mud over his handling of COVID and praised Cuomo as some sort of super-hero, below is a comparison of deaths per capita from COVID between the two states. Yes, Cuomo’s number is nearly double.

FloridaNew York
Deaths per 1M people1,0291,980

But maybe it runs in the family, Gov. Cuomo’s brother, Chris, works at CNN. READ: Chris Cuomo’s coronavirus performance shows he is an insecure blowhard AND Chris Cuomo and CNN stage a fake coronavirus resurrection

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