(Tea Party 247) – Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has still never given a satisfactory answer on why, exactly, thousands of COVID-positive patients were sent in to New York nursing homes during the height of the pandemic.
Yet he thinks that he can cast doubt on the potential efficacy of the coronavirus vaccine, which no doubt many residents in his state would be glad to have made available, because Orange Man Bad?
This politicking from the left is so sick.
“Frankly, I’m not going to trust the federal government’s opinion, and I wouldn’t recommend to New Yorkers, based on the federal government’s opinion,” Cuomo declared to reporters on Thursday about the FDAA potentially approving a coronavirus vaccine.
“New York State will have its own review when the federal government is finished with their review and says it’s safe,” he promised.
Even the New York Times, as Town Hall notes, was forced to admit that New York officials don’t actually have anything to do with approving vaccines for any drugs or treatments.
So is he actually just trying to discourage clueless liberals from taking the vaccine?
Or does he really not know that there’s essentially nothing he can do about the approval and distribution of the vaccine except, perhaps, actively trying to prevent it from being administered throughout his state.
Is he actually going to do this?!
Town Hall notes:
The Trump administration has been working with drugmakers to fast-track the development and approval of a vaccine for the coronavirus. The administration has given $200 million to all 50 states in an effort to distribute a lifesaving vaccine as soon as one receives emergency-use authorization from the FDA.
On Wednesday, the president announced that Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate has entered the third and final stage of clinical trials. It’s the fourth vaccine candidate developed in the United States to reach the final stage of testing.
The Trump administration awarded Johnson & Johnson $456 million to produce the vaccine using a method that has been used to produce vaccines for other viruses, such as the Ebola virus. The U.S. has agreed to pay $1 billion for 100 million doses of the vaccine if the drug receives approval from the FDA. Johnson and Johnson expects its COVID-19 vaccine to be available for emergency use authorization on a not-for-profit basis starting in early 2021.
Clearly, Cuomo could not give a crap about the lives of New Yorkers.
President Trump has made leaps and strides in addressing the coronavirus crisis that have been good for all Americans.
True to form, he was perfectly helpful and genial with Cuomo and California Governor Gavin Newsom when they needed help as the virus began spreading.
He got his home state respirators when they needed respirators–so many that thousands sat around in warehouses, unused!
He sent a Navy hospital ship, which sat practically unused in the harbor!
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