New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) tried to shame other states for not being better prepared in handling their COVID-19 cases after New York and New York City, were hit hard during the early days of the pandemic, saying those states learned “nothing” from them on how to combat the virus.
“Our numbers today were the lowest that we’ve seen since we started. The number of hospitalizations, the number of deaths. But nobody is safe until everybody is safe, right, and outbreak anywhere is an outbreak everywhere, we’ve learned that,” Cuomo told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Monday.
To date, New York has the most deaths from COVID-19 cases in the United States. The state has 32,413 deaths from the coronavirus and 421,550 cases, according to the New York Times. Cuomo has been sharply criticized for his order that sent back COVID-19 cases to nursing homes, saying space was needed at hospitals for other cases.
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Arguably Cuomo knew exactly what he was doing, trimming the state’s medicare load.
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