n incredible announcement was made Monday that the company Pfizer has created a COVID-19 vaccine with a 90% effective rate at preventing infection. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reaction was not one of gratitude and happiness for the citizens of New York. No, Cuomo took the opportunity to take the side of being against Trump rather than for the health of his constituents. The Democrat has suggested he and others may block the distribution of the vaccine.
Calling Monday’s announcement of the vaccine, “bad news” Cuomo spoke to ABC’s “Good Morning America” about the matter. With a new vaccine, “the bad news is that it’s about two months before Joe Biden takes over” said Cuomo. “And that means this administration is going to be implementing a vaccine plan. The vaccine plan is very important, and it’s probably the most ambitious undertaking since COVID began” he added.
Instead of admitting his own faults with how he handled the pandemic in his own state, he focused on theoretical future situations. “Just to put it in focus, we did 120 million COVID tests in this nation over seven months, scrambling, doing everything we can. We now have to do 330 million vaccinations, maybe twice. My state does more testing than any state in the United States. We did 12 million tests. We have to do 20 million vaccines” said Cuomo.
So, what’s the problem? A vaccine should be great news for the Governor. “The Trump administration is rolling out the vaccination plan, and I believe it’s flawed,” said Cuomo. The announcement was just released today and the Governor is already lambasting the President’s plan. “I believe it learns nothing from the past. They’re basically going to have the private providers do it, and that’s going to leave out all sorts of communities that were left out the first time when COVID ravaged them” said Cuomo, failing to acknowledge it was under his own leadership that “all sorts” of communities were “left out” and ravaged by COVID.