Every politician makes mistakes, but as people, we always hope that those mistakes don’t result in someone getting killed.
There are a lot of people dying alone right now, people with families dying alone. Nobody but a nurse or doctor nearby whose name they probably aren’t coherent enough to remember.
I have a friend who lives a ten-minute walk from a hospital. She and her husband live in a house close enough to the hospital you could get there in the time it takes to make instant mashed potatoes. The fact that if one of them gets sick and goes into the hospital from this stuff, that one can’t be with the other when they are so close to the building is just a shuddering sort of feeling.
Governor Cuomo is being put on this pedestal like he is the savior of his state when in reality he has as much blood on his hands as anyone else.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a tragic blunder when he forced COVID-19 patients back into nursing homes, directly resulting in the deaths of many vulnerable residents.
In a story that unfortunately can be retold thousands of times over, author and “Fox & Friends” weather anchor and co-host Janice Dean recounted what happened to her husband’s parents, who succumbed to the virus because of Cuomo’s incompetent and reckless handling of the pandemic.
In an opinion piece published in USA Today on Wednesday, Dean criticized the Democratic governor for not only for his refusal to take responsibility but also his self-congratulation on a job well done.
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s motto during the coronavirus pandemic has always been ‘New York Tough.’ It’s the title of the new poster he commissioned and is selling to commemorate what appears to be his own personal journey during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dean wrote.
“But when it comes to tough questions about his leadership during this time, Cuomo has shown he isn’t so tough after all. In fact,” she continued, “he prefers to place blame on anyone but himself for the disastrous decisions he’s made.”
Last week, Cuomo revealed a poster that depicted the statistical curve of the outbreak as a mountain adorned with vintage-style illustrations, political jabs and cutesy inside jokes, even as the drawing traced the arc of a line that represented the dead in his state.
“The Sea of Division. The Boyfriend Cliff. The Sun On The Other Side. See it all for yourself,” Cuomo tweeted with the image.
“Many of us aren’t laughing,” Dean said. “My husband’s parents died of coronavirus in their elder care facilities. We lost his dad in late March and his mom two weeks later.
“My family wasn’t able to see them before they died, they weren’t given last rites, wakes, or funerals. They died alone.”
Dean said her father-in-law, Mickey Newman, was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired New York Fire Department firefighter, and mother-in-law Dee raised her three children and cherished her grandchildren.