On Tuesday MSNBC interviewed New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo said, “Incompetent government kills people. More people died than needed to die in COVID. That’s the truth.”
“Forget Democrat-Republican, as a person who believes in government and public service and who has seen people die over this past year that’s why hearing President Biden is such a relief,” he added.
Cuomo continued to say that the new administration was a “welcomed relief” as he would be briefed on people who tell the truth and by people that had a plan.
This, of course, is contrary to President Biden’s statement regarding his retaliation strategy from January 22. “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months,” he said.
According to Statista, New York is within the top four states in the country with the most COVID cases. As of January 25, 2021, they estimate 1.3 million infections.
Cuomo is also responsible for killing off 6% of the state’s nursing home population as of July 2020. His mandate (which he deleted from the NY State website and tried to pass it off as the Trump Administration’s idea in a press conference) caused an estimated 6.5 thousand deaths. Cuomo’s order placed recovering infected patients in nursing homes and prevented them from requiring patients, “to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”
In a press conference after he reversed the March mandate, Cuomo said that there would be no more need for his failed idea as hospitals were no longer at capacity.
He then proceeded to say, “We’ve always had more hospital beds available than we’ve used – always. There has not been a day we didn’t have more beds available than we’ve used.”