Back in July, New York governor Andrew Cuomo was already patting himself on the back for the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He had a press conference and released a poster that was supposed to commemorate the great job that he did. Pardon us while we do everything in our power to stifle a laugh.
New York state was the coronavirus epicenter for quite some time, so we are not sure what he thinks he’s celebrating. This is a state that takes time out to mourn the 9/11 attacks each year. Nearly 3,000 people died that day. Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck New York, over 30,000 people have died. That’s over 10 times the death toll, with a fraction of the hand wringing.
The Cuomo poster was topped with a statement that is sure to inspire a lot of laughter. “Wake Up America! Forget the Politics, Get Smart!” is the slogan that he is going with. Some might be wondering why the map does not include all of the nursing homes that Cuomo has allowed to decay but why let facts get in the way of a little bragging?
Group homes for those with disabilities were also adversely affected by the governor’s lack of foresight. The statements that have been made by Cuomo are absolutely outrageous when you stop to think of the level of death and destruction that has taken place in his state. The state of New York is suffering through some of the worst coronavirus numbers of any location in the world.
New York City is currently experiencing 1,692 deaths per 1,000,000 residents. New Jersey is the only state with worse numbers at the moment so its probably not time to get too cocky, Mr. Cuomo. Can you believe that the country that comes closest to the New York City mortality rate is Peru? These are the countries that Cuomo is competing with and it would be funny if it weren’t so sad.
The facts are in and the numbers speak for themselves. If New York City was its own country, they have done a worse job than any other country on the planet. That has not stopped Cuomo from taking the time to slander Trump during his speeches. The whole thing is just one big game to him. We are convinced that the only reason New York has maintained even the slightest amount is because Trump was encouraging a full scale reopening.
If Trump had wanted everyone to stay indoors, Cuomo would have been the first one telling everyone to go outside. Cuomo allowed over 10,000 nursing home residents to die and his hubris has caused the sort of damage that most citizens never thought possible. There are no commemorations or remembrances for the fallen New York City residents, though.
We can’t wait to see what happens on 9/11 this year. New York City cannot continue to act as if this is the biggest tragedy that has ever taken place. If they are dumb enough to proceed with the 9/11 memorials like this is any other year, they are going to feel a wrath unlike anything else that they have ever experienced.
Can you imagine expecting citizens to sit down and mourn the fallen from nearly two decades ago when the city is crumbling right now? Cuomo and his cronies had better take their time and think this one through. The governor is already celebrating as if the virus has been beaten and this is par for the course for the state of New York.
Cuomo wants everyone to think that he has done his best but we are sure that those who have relatives who are living in this state’s assisted living facilities are thinking differently. Why would anyone be willing to give him props for a job well done when he has performed this badly by any objective measure? The governor does not need to be celebrated by the liberal media, he needs to be investigated.