Cuomo’s vaccine roll-out plan doesn’t impress everyone.
In fact, nine of New York’s top health officials decided to jump ship over the past several months. All over covid-management disagreements.
Fox shares the specifics:
That includes Elizabeth Dufort, medical director of the division of epidemiology, Jill Taylor, director of Wadsworth laboratory where scientists detect virus variants, the director of the state bureau of communicable disease control and the official in charge of health data, according to state records analyzed by The New York Times.
Instead of getting to help design coronavirus policies, state health officials often learned of new policies through Cuomo’s news conferences, according to The New York Times.
Meanwhile, Cuomo downplayed the importance of experts and crafted his own coronavirus vaccine rollout instead of using a plan top state health officials were working on that grew out of “years of preparations at the local level,” according to The New York Times.
“The governor’s approach in the beginning seemed to go against the grain in terms of what the philosophy was about how to do this,” Dr. Isaac Weisfuse, a former deputy commissioner at New York City’s Health Department, told The New York Times. “It did seem to negate 15 to 20 years of work.”
Let’s stop and think about that for a second. If Cuomo went against the grain of science, and Cuomo’s approach was “shut everything down and send everyone home,” then logic suggests closing New York was a bad idea in the first place. But we’ll come back to that in a minute.
Blame in on the Scamdemic
Of course, we must have the standard disclaimer. It’s not the Democrats’ fault. The coronavirus destroyed us.
New York’s health commissioner, Howard Zucker, has been in his position since 2014 and appears with Cuomo at news conferences. Zucker told The New York Times that the pandemic, not Cuomo, is to blame as the state faces “an intense period of extraordinary stress and pressure and a different job than some signed onto.”
“The Times’s point is several staff left — true, and many others joined the agency with the talents necessary to confront this new challenge,” Zucker’s statement continued.
Approximately 43,000 New Yorkers have died of coronavirus, and it’s unknown if Cuomo’s plan would have performed better or worse than the local-centric plan, The New York Times reported.
Interestingly enough, this news emerges right as Cuomo jumps ship on his former plans.
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As we said yesterday, a change in presidency seems to have inspired Cuomo. Because all of a sudden, he’s taking Donald Trump’s advice.
Despite the surge in WuFlu cases, New York Dictator Andrew Cuomo decided to reopen the restaurants.
So indoor dining will resume on Valentine’s Day.
But wait, Batman! Cuomo is reopening despite nearly every Wuflu metric being worse than it was when he banned indoor dining in the first place.
Need proof? Here are the numbers.
But now, Cuomo says the cost of closing is just too great. An economy can’t survive if everything is closed.
Now where have I heard that before?