Coronavirus

Cuomo's New York Is Just Throwing Away Vaccines Rather Than Distributing Them Competently

More than 4,100 people died of COVID-19 yesterday across the country, but some New York medical providers are dumping vaccines instead of putting them in people's arms.

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The day after more than 4,100 people died from COVID-19 across the U.S., news broke that health care providers in New York were forced to throw out precious vaccine doses instead of putting them in people's arms.

New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, is the main man to blame. On December 28, he signed an executive order rolling out strict penalties—up to $1 million in fines, plus loss of medical license—for medical providers who allow people to skip the state-issued vaccination line, even when those doses are about to expire. The state's current vaccination plan allows frontline public health workers who have direct contact with patients to be vaccinated, as well as residents in nursing homes and other congregate care facilities. It does not currently allow for vaccination of most other elderly people, the group at the highest risk of death from COVID-19. (Cuomo's office did not respond to Reason's request for comment by time of publication.)

Predictably, The New York Times reported today that some clinics throughout New York City, like the Family Health Center of Harlem, are throwing out doses that are about to expire. Vials of the Moderna vaccine yield about 10 doses, so the clinic had to open two in order to vaccinate the 12 people who showed up to their evening appointments:

"After a quick search, the staff found three other eligible people, leaving five unused doses, Dr. Calman said.

The nurse at the clinic called her supervisor at home asking what to do with the remainder. From her home, the supervising nurse called her contact at the city's health department for guidance. She was told to try to find someone who fit the eligibility criteria and was encouraged to contact a nearby nursing home, an urgent care center and a women's shelter.

The nurse at the clinic set out on foot. She was turned away at the nursing home, a fire station and elsewhere, Dr. Calman said, before she was able to find one eligible and willing health care worker.

Dr. Calman said the nurse eventually threw out the remaining doses after the health department told the clinic that it could only vaccinate members of eligible groups."

In other words, massive fines are deterring health care workers from getting long-awaited vaccine doses to the people who need them. And they're right to be scared of those fines, which are not empty threats: A hospital in New Rochelle is under investigation for potential violation of the state's rules, and their vaccine doses have been seized and reallocated.

The state is wrong to put these medical workers in a horrifying ethical bind where they must choose between violating the governor's rules to help save people's lives, or throwing scarce resources out at a time when we're desperately attempting to reach herd immunity and avoid higher death tolls. Especially since vaccinating more people, whoever they are, is a Pareto improvement—something that would benefit at least one person (in this case, more than that, if vaccines reduce transmission too) while harming none. And, as Reason's Ron Bailey has written extensively, time is of the essence when it comes to vaccinations, especially as a more-transmissible COVID-19 variant spreads.

Meanwhile, states like Texas and Florida are allowing people aged 65 and older to receive vaccines, but New York refuses, saying people in the 65-74 age group will probably receive vaccines in March or April. In those states, which both have Republican governors who have received some amount of scrutiny for bucking federal vaccine-line guidance, seniors are incurring long wait times and jammed phone lines. So these states' rollouts are not without fault, but at least the people most in need are receiving doses. (In fact, four elderly family members of mine in Texas have already received their first shots.)

Part of the problem here is that Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have long been engaged in political one-upmanship and petty power struggles—a tale as old as time. But, to de Blasio's credit, he's started pleading with Cuomo and asking that the state open up vaccinations to seniors:

Cuomo, a man who had the astonishing gall to publish a book during the pandemic about his leadership successes, should really put the petty game of politics aside now that health care providers in his state are throwing out the vaccine doses we've spent the better part of a year yearning for.

UPDATE: After publication, Cuomo tweeted that New York would begin scheduling vaccinations for the 1B group, which includes people ages 75 and older, on Monday.

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  3. Ahhh, the glory of central planning!

    1.   sarcasmic
      January.8.2021 at 12:22 pm
      What he’s doing is no different than how Jesse and others treat anyone who disagrees with them.

      sarcasmic
      January.8.2021 at 10:21 am
      But, but, but the other team did it first!!!1!!!!one!!!1!!

      ahahahahahahah omfg sarcasmic/DOL is so stupid AHAHAHAHAHAH

    2. Why not place the blame squarely on that fuckstick Cuomo?

      1. Because he can’t blame the democrats for anything. Ask him to condemn the BLM violence.

      2. You cannot get your medicine till I SAY you can get your medicine. Watch me crush your medicine ~ Cuomo [in my best Major Hochstetter voice]

      3. What blame? This is just the flu. Nothing actually serious has happened.

    3. “Ahhh, the glory of central planning!” — Well Said… It’s “Medicare for All”!!!! — The death panel?

      Now if we can just get the likings of Cuomo in National Gov-Gun Power! /s

  4. The same guy with the bright idea to put wuflu patients in nursing homes is now throwing vaccines away? Who would have thought.

    1. That Emmy should have been for his role as the villain in Schindler’s List.

      1. Gotta admit though that he’d look pretty natural in an SS uniform

        1. Did the SS have an exchange program with Mussolini for them to accept stupid guidos? Seriously, Cuomo is the epitome of the IROC (Italian Retard Out Cruising).

          He really belongs in this old SNL sketch……

          https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/good-morning-brooklyn/2860991

          They could have called it “The Cuomo Show”.

        2. At least in an SS uniform we wouldn’t be able to see the outline of his barbell nipple rings like when he wears a golf shirt.

    2. Oh yes, and these are the people running this country now. Enjoy, Reason.

    3. SleepyJoe will fix this problem. All we have to do is double the fine.

  5. More than 4,100 people died of with COVID-19 yesterday across the country….

    ftfy

    It’s amazing how changing one word can mean so much.

    1. I have a really hard time believing that it’s worse now than in March/April. And I think overall mortality numbers bear this out. They are just testing absolutely everyone in hospitals now. Since it is “died with” and not “died of”, anyone in the hospital for any reason who tests positive is a Covid hospitalization.

      1. When I hear the government read off the daily numbers on the radio, they do say “with” not “of.” It’s the media that changes it.

        And this so called “second wave” is just the virus following the normal seasonal curve. You heard about the spike of cases in Brazil during the summer and don’t hear anything about Brazil now. I haven’t looked it up but I bet they’re in the downslope of the seasonal curve, and being ignored because it doesn’t fit the narrative.

        1. sarcasmic
          January.8.2021 at 12:22 pm
          What he’s doing is no different than how Jesse and others treat anyone who disagrees with them.

          sarcasmic
          January.8.2021 at 10:21 am
          But, but, but the other team did it first!!!1!!!!one!!!1!!

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          1. Jesus Christ, dude, fuck off with that shit and stop shitting up the comments. Why respond like this to a serious and sensible comment?

            1. Lol FUCK YOU!!!

              sarcasmic is immensley fun to stunt on and you can eat my shit

            2. Treating sarcasmic as serious is like treating Tulpa as serious. It’s temporary at best and a total waste of time.

              1. He’s not serious most of the time on here. But he is an actual person who I actually know somewhat and is capable of interesting conversation and is definitely not any kind of leftist.

                1. “He’s not serious most of the time on here”

                  So he cultivates a persona and your complaint is that he gets treated like what he is?

                  GTFO

                  1. Yes. Decent people don’t treat people like that.

                    Everyone on both sides of it need to tone that shit down. Everyone has made their point.

                    1. “Yes. Decent people don’t treat people like that.”

                      I can’t help but notice this concern doesn’t appear after any of his posts.

                    2. Assholes should be treated like assholes.

                    3. That sounds good, but all you end up with is an asshole-feedback loop that gets really annoying. I’ll admit I can occasionally be an asshole and that doesn’t help.

                    4. That’s all you get when people are nice to the assholes also. That’s the nature of assholes. Blame the asshole.

                2.   he is an actual person who I actually know somewhat and is capable of interesting conversation and is definitely not any kind of leftist.

                  Ok sarcasmic.

                3. He just will never condemn anyone on the left. Then claim he condemns neither side on a thread he is condemning Republicans in. Ask him to condemn BLM. See what he says.

                  1. Yeah, that shit gets old.

            3. Mother’s Lament or someone said they were going to make my life miserable. They seem to forget about that little flag that makes them disappear.

              1. sarcasmic
                January.8.2021 at 3:56 pm
                Mother’s Lament or someone said they were going to make my life miserable. They seem to forget about that little flag that makes them disappear

                sarcasmic
                January.8.2021 at 10:21 am
                But, but, but the other team did it first!!!1!!!!one!!!1!!

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              2. Eagerly wating for Zeb to admonish you.

                I expect to wait a while.

        2. Fuck off DOL

        3. Yup. That may be the most amazing thing, that people are still pretending like it’s not highly seasonal.
          Pretty much seems to be that people are getting Covid instead of flu this season.
          At this point the numbers are so fucked up that I think the only reasonable thing to look at may be the overall mortality compared to previous years. And when you look at those numbers this just looks like a moderately bad flu season. The real epidemic in the spring was something. This isn’t. At least not in places that already had a real epidemic.

          1. I think the main difference is how covid treatment takes up hospital resources. Right now, you are not guaranteed emergency room access and treatment anywhere in S. California and many other parts of the country. That makes any car accident or heart attack or senior fall much more serious than other times.

            I know, I know. I’m evil for suggesting that precautions may be warranted, even if you are not personally at risk of dying of covid.

            https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/12/12/hospitals-lack-icu-bed-space-nation-waits-covid-vaccine/3893339001/

            1. Remember last night when you got caught lying and we all laughed at your excuses?

            2. Is this before or after the fudge the numbers to make the hospitals look full?

              Regardless, we all told them all they were doing was dragging the curve into flu season. (Or what used to be flu season!)

              1. True, but the real issue is just now surfacing. I’ve been saying since May that they just need to let this run it’s course and take the lumps. Viruses don’t play this sit and wait game. Either they move through a population and take their toll, or they morph into something deadlier. It’s just stupid to think that 8 billion people in the world can or will social distance this damn thing into oblivion. At most, people can hide long enough to be the last guy that gets it or hope that everyone around you gets it to shield you.

                The supposed immunity from this vaccine [well only for 9/10 of us] lasts how long?

                1. The goal has to not been to overwhelm hospitals, especially ICUs. We are at that failing point right now.

            3. I know, I know. I’m evil for suggesting that precautions may be warranted,

              If what you want actually worked Cali wouldn’t be on the situayion you admit is in.

              Yeah yeah, it’s the Trumpists ruining everything there too right?

            4. I won’t call you evil unless you claim that mandated precautions are warranted.
              And I remain unconvinced that most of the supposed precautions have had much of any effect on anything.

              1. When these mandated precautions started I mused to myself that we’d see a dramatic drop in cases of the flu and common cold. So far that seems to be the case. That doesn’t justify anything, but it may be a sign that the precautions have an effect on something.

                1. It’s a reporting artifact, the effect they have had is apparently to make prople like you think reports are the same as actual cases.

                2. That may be. But I’ve seen some things showing that rhinoviruses were typically prevalent this summer. But flu and other coronaviruses are to a large extent missing. I believe this is from lab testing and not just reported symptoms. I think that sometimes when new viruses come on the scene, it’s not unusual to see others that occupy a similar niche fade away. Precautions may have had some effect. It seems intuitively likely that they would. I don’t know. It’s interesting. We know so little about how this stuff really works.

                  1. We know so little about how this stuff really works.
                    And yet we are supposed to follow every whim of every governor.

                3. Lol. You still believe masks work on one respiratory virus but not another one? Lol. You throw away nearly a century of research… and you believe 6 months of modeling over it.

                  Wow.

                4. Well of course actions have consequences, intended and unintended. But of all the precautions, how do you know which ones are cause vs correlation with regard to decreased cold and flu?

                  People are also voluntarily washing their hands, using sanitizer, and are more conscious of what they touch. So given that we know that things actually do work, how do you suggest that “mandatory” precautions such as wearing a mask help, particularly when we know for sure that? And at what efficacy?

                  And is that efficacy worth the tradeoffs? [Because again, all actions have consequences, intended and unintended.] Seriously, are we gonna go the “if only one life is saved” bullshit? Because that can be said about a lot of things.

                  1. But of all the precautions, how do you know which ones are cause vs correlation with regard to decreased cold and flu?

                    They are ALL a cause of decreased flu. Even more significant, there was a huge increase in people getting their flu vaccine this year. That meant, assuming the correct variations of flu were picked, a population much closer to herd immunity for flu. Which means a LOT less sneezing – which is an excellent transmission channel for cold/flu (and covid as a hanger on) but isn’t at all a symptom of covid.

                5. The real benefit is that people are more fastidious about washing their hands and not touching their faces when they haven’t. Unless they are wearing a cloth mask that needs constant adjustment, and doesn’t keep anything out.

          2. And even then, was it only bad because of the people who infected all the at-risk at once?

            Because we threw people onto vents they didn’t need and wouldn’t get off of?

          3. And when you look at those numbers this just looks like a moderately bad flu season. The real epidemic in the spring was something.

            Here are the numbers. Excess deaths. The last three or four weeks are still being gathered. You can SEE the really bad flu season of 2017-2018. The main difference right now between now and Mar/Apr is that a)we are still in the upslope of normal seasonal deaths and b)there is a ton more people now in the earlier stage of the pipeline before ‘dead’.

            The fact is that we have been in excess mortality (the numbers above the orange line which represents 5% more deaths than is predictable) for the entire year. And we still have a few more months of that minimum. NEXT winter will look more like a bad flu season

          4. “I think the only reasonable thing to look at may be the overall mortality compared to previous years. ”

            Increases in murder and other violent crimes,
            Increases in deaths from cancer/heart disease due to people avoiding treatment
            Increases in suicides due to lockdowns.

            Over all mortality tells you nothing about COVID.

      2. It is worse now because we have finally hit the point where enough people are spreading the disease so that that number is approaching or beyond the various bottlenecks in our medical system. Things will only get worse for the next six or eight weeks. At which point the combo of getting much closer to herd immunity and the ending of respiratory transmission season will slow things down

    2. Even that’s a bridge too far. “With” in this case means “with a COVID molecule (or something similar) on or in the nose.” The PCR tests were designed for detecting tiny remnants of ancient organic matter in archeological settings. They cannot and do not show whether a living organism is infected with anything. That is how you can swab an animal or a piece of fruit and get it to “test positive” for COVID 19. The whole thing is a huge fucking joke.

      1. Yes. Considering the financial incentives for hospitals to list “covid” as a cause of death, of course there is an incentive to find as many positives as possible without making the number so high that the sheeple will start to suspect that something is amiss. And I wonder which companies are benefiting from all of the (largely unnecessary) testing. The idea of asymptomatic transmission has been debunked by multiple studies.

    3. No changing one word does not mean so much.

      How many clinical cases have you reviewed, diagnosed, and been involved with? Can you help me understand the pathophysiology of this disease?

      I have something for all of us because learn something every day. Just a study published in JAMA concerning transmission from asymptomatic individuals suggesting it may be higher than assumed.

      https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2774707

      1. It means a great deal when discussing COVID deaths/lethality numbers.

        There are documented cases of deaths due entirely to physical trauma (traffic accidents for example) being counted as COVID deaths because the victim tested positive for COVID.

  6. I have total confidence that whatever Governor Cuomo is doing right now, it must be the correct course of action. I mean, you don’t become the single most popular politician in America for no reason.

    #CuomoForSurgeonGeneral
    #HarrisCuomo2024

    1. He deserves an Emmy or something.

    2. No reason is the only way to become a popular politician in America.

  7. Cuomo, poster boy for central planning.

    1. Or public fucktard.

  8. There are an awful lot of politicians deserving the Mussolini treatment right now. But I think Cuomo is definitely first in line.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/imageserver/image/%2Fmethode%2Ftimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2Fbin%2F04d117f0-6958-11e6-998d-9617c077f056.jpg?crop=3508%2C2339%2C0%2C0

    1. And compare this to Florida, where the Governor is facilitating freedom and getting pilloried. Cuomo is a monster.

      1. Despite the fact that infections and deaths decreased after he got rid of the mandates.

        1. And that hospitalizations (and maybe even deaths?) are lower in FL than NY or CA.

          1. I don’t know about NY. At this point they are pretty much at herd immunity. You look at their death numbers and it’s pretty much flat since May, with a small and totally predictable winter bump. Same in much of the northeast, yet we continue to act like there is an emergency.

      2. Because the media is a bunch of Team Blue dick sucking whores. That’s why they praise Cuomo and damn FL’s Gov, despite every metric being far worse in NY.

  9. By the time 10% of Americans receive covid vaccines, herd immunity will have already protected the masses from covid in thousands of communities, hundreds of counties and a dozen states.

    Many studies (including by CDC and TX Dept of Health) have found/estimated that 3 – 10 times more Americans have been infected with covid than have tested positive. And herd immunity usually occurs when two thirds of people have been infected and/or vaccinated).

    US counties with the highest rates of positively tested covid cases, which appear within days or weeks of achieving herd immunity, long before vaccines will have an impact. (Data as of 1/7/2021)
    Crowley, CO – 28.5%
    Dewey, SD – 22.3%
    Norton, KS – 21.8%
    Lincoln, AR – 21.5%
    Bon Homme, SD – 21.3%
    Chattahoochee, GA – 20.9%
    Bent, CO – 20.3%
    Buffalo, SD – 20.3%
    Trousdale, TN – 20.2%
    Lake, TN – 20.1%
    Buena Vista, IA – 19.3%
    Eddy, ND – 18.0%
    Ellsworth, KS – 17.6%
    Dakota, NE – 17.6%
    Jackson, AR – 17.3%
    Childress, TX – 17.3%
    Alfalfa, OK – 16.8%
    Lee, AR – 16.6%
    Foster, ND – 16.6%
    Lafayette, FL – 16.6%
    Seward, KS – 16.4%
    Nobles, MN – 16.3%
    Menominee, WI – 16.0%
    Hale, TX – 16.0%
    Big Horn, MT – 15.9%
    Lassen, CA – 15.9%
    Pawnee, KS – 15.7%
    Logan, CO – 15.6%
    Sheridan, KS – 15.6%
    Ford, KS – 15.5%
    Walsh, ND – 15.5%
    Wayne, TN – 15.3%
    Lee, KY – 15.3%
    Stutsman, ND – 15.2%
    Morton, ND – 15.1%
    Aurora, SD – 14.9%
    Nelson, ND – 14.7%
    Crocket, TX – 14.7%
    Texas, OK – 14.7%
    Potter, SD – 14.5%
    Burleigh, ND – 14.5%
    Benson, ND – 14.4%
    Dickey, ND – 14.3%
    Lyman, SD – 14.2%
    Sioux, ND – 14.2%
    Lubbock, TX – 14.2%
    McKinley, NM – 14.2%
    East Carroll, LA – 14.2%
    Lincoln, CO – 14.0%
    Toole, MT – 14.0%
    Yuma, AZ – 14.0%
    Davison, SD – 13.9%
    Chicot, AR – 13.9%
    Griggs, ND – 13.8%
    Rolette, ND – 13.8%
    Oglala Lakota, SD – 13.7%
    Plymouth, IA – 13.7%
    Faulk, SD – 13.6%
    Finney, KS – 13.5%
    Colfax, NE – 13.5%
    Nemaha, KS – 13.4%
    Beadle, SD – 13.4%
    Stark, ND – 13.3%
    Grand Forks, ND – 13.2%
    Madison, ID – 13.2%
    Douglas, SD – 13.2%
    Haywood, TN – 13.2%
    Lamb, TX – 13.2%
    Ramsey, ND – 13.1%
    Kearny, KS – 13.0%
    Potter, TX – 13.0%
    Crawford, IA – 12.9%

    1. Thousands of news articles have hyped covid vaccines (that have been given to 2% of Americans), but nobody is pointing out that previous covid infections and herd immunity are (and will continue) protecting far more Americans than vaccines.

      Seems like all news reporters have become useful idiots for further enriching Big Pharma.

      1. I’ve been looking at what kind of immunity and for how long do those of us who recovered from the Rona enjoy. Experts are extremely cagey with the answers to that. It seems to range from “we don’t know” to “fuck you, asshole, you’re more susceptible now because the virus knows where you live.”

        I hate to be a cynic but a straight answer seems not to be forthcoming for the same reason masks were not for the commoners before they were requisite for the commoners: behavior management. Science need not apply. (My doctor, btw, seemed to be sure I have immunity for months at least. He didn’t get the memo.)

        1. Antibodies are very reduced after 3 months, memory T cells are likely around for a lot longer (up to a year) but that’s way harder to test for and I haven’t seen any significant sample sizes of that kind of test.

          Based on the info we have about basically every other viral infection of this type, you’ve likely still got a significant degree of immunity due to memory T cells. If you were to get it again, your immune response should be much stronger and more rapid.

          1. That’s what I gleaned from my layman research. I’m not taking anything for granted either way, I would just like a little more honest dialog from experts.

            1. Good luck with that.

              The only thing experts are expert in are being mealy-mouthed.

              1. Except when they tell you “NOW IS THE TIME TO DO AS YOU ARE TOLD “.

    2. I couldn’t help but notice that Chattahoochee, Georgia. Assuming that’s Chattahoochee County, Georgia, that’s otherwise known as Fort Benning. Perhaps the fact that that’s a rather large military base might have something to do with the level of testing and therefore positive tests? How many others of those places with unusually high rates also have some unusual attributes?

      1. He actually broke this down a week or so ago, and many of these places have meatpacking plants, prisons, or nursing homes (along with your Fort Benning example).

        In other words, places with a very high percentage of the population is being constantly tested.

      2. A large federal or state institution was the source of covid outbreaks in many/most of the counties with the highest rates of covid cases.
        Crowley, CO – 28.5% (State Prison)
        Dewey, SD – 22.5% (Indian Reservation)
        Norton, KS – 21.8% (State Prison, Nursing Home)
        Lincoln, AR – 21.5% (State Prison)
        Bon Homme, SD – 21.3% (State Prison)
        Chattahoochee, GA – 20.9% (Fort Benning US Military)
        Buffalo, SD – 20.3% (Indian Reservation)
        Trousdale, TN – 20.2% (State Prison)
        Lake, TN – 20.1% (State Prison)
        Buena Vista, IA – 19.3% (Tyson Meat Packing Plant)
        Eddy, ND – 18.0%
        Dakota, NE – 17.6% (Tyson Meat Packing Plant)
        Foster, ND – 16.6%
        Ellsworth, KS – 17.6%
        Jackson, AR – 17.3% (State Prisons)
        Lafayette, FL – 16.6% (State Prison)

      3. Why would a barracks on a military base have a high level of an infectious disease? Never happened before JerrysKids.

        1. Only chlamydia and the clap.

        2. He didn’t say they had a high level of disease, he said they have substantially more testing. As a result, they are catching more of the asymptomatic cases than other counties. It’s really not hard to understand.

    3. States with the highest covid case rate (i.e. people testing positive) are
      https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/09/01/816707182/map-tracking-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-in-the-u-s#curves

      ND – 12.4%
      SD – 11.5%
      IA – 9.3%
      TN – 9.3%
      UT – 9.3%
      WI – 9.3%
      RI – 9.1%
      NE – 9.0%
      ID – 8.2%
      KS – 8.2%
      IN – 8.1%
      AR – 8.1%
      IL – 8.0%
      OK – 8.0%
      WY – 8.0%
      AZ – 8.0%
      MT – 7.9%
      AL – 7.9%
      NV – 7.8%

      So far, 6.75% of Americans have tested positive for covid.

      1. Uh, wait a minute – – – – –
        Why aren’t wide open, no mask mandate at the state level, open for businesses places like FL & GA at the top of the list?

        1. Masks cause Covid.

  10. UPDATE: After publication, Cuomo tweeted that New York would begin scheduling vaccinations for the 1B group, which includes people ages 75 and older, on Monday.

    Which was the plan all along, I’m sure. Or a change in the plan Cuomo thought up all by himself and initiated despite widespread opposition.

  11. We allow the government near total control over medical decisions and distribution and pricing and we are surprised at the outcome.

    So the public requests more of the same. Halving the supply and increasing the demand.

    Eventually you get to Venezuela levels of oil and gas production.

    1. SleepyJoe will accelerate this process.
      And by that I mean we will be like Venezuela sooner than expected.

  12. People wanted to prosecute the man who purposely left vaccines out of the freezer so they’d spoil. Seems like Cuomo would qualify for the same treatment.

  13. I saw a headline this morning that several governors are publicly demanding more vaccine from the Feds. Cuomo was one mentioned.

    So he’s trying to push blame to Trump while he still can while pissing away vaccine on the receiving end. This guy has an astounding lack of shame, even for a politician.

  14. I’m sure his fawning press will hold this blunder to account just like his previous ones.

    1. Exactly like his previous ones.

  15. Cuomo’s next vaccination plan will be to line up every New Yorker, and as they pass by, he’ll just point right…left…right…left…

    1. Yes, this would normally be Godwinning.

    2. You, with the gold teeth, over here!

  16. I would not be surprised if in 2024 Cuomo is the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee and they tout him as “the most qualified candidate ever”.

    1. You don’t think they’ll stick with the incumbent, Harris?

      1. I think that’s the most likely outcome, but she is incredibly unlikeable and I don’t think she can maintain her best behavior for that long. She’s gonna do something horrible before then, she can’t help herself.

        1. It can’t be worse than killing Grandma. Lets not pretend any Dem bad behavior matters.

          Remember Joe’s a moderate who believes Mitt Romney Republicans want to put “ya’ll back in chains”.

          1. Yeah, that’s why I think she most likely still gets the job. She’s going to fuck up, but she’s a black woman in line for the Presidency so the degree of fucking up she’d have to pull off to lose favor would be pretty impressive even by her standards.

            1. If they find out she knew about Joe’s demise before his demise to make her President do you think that would keep her from running for a second term? Where are the Clintons and what are they up to? Are they holding Hunter hostage?

    2. Is Cuomo controllable by the BO faction?
      If not, and I don’t think he is, he won’t be the nominee.

    3. I can’t wait for all of the “He exhibited calm, decisive leadership qualities during the Coronavirus pandemic” political ads in 22 and 24.

      1. Yes. He calmly and decisively made terrible decisions that resulted in thousands of deaths. So, it’s not a lie.

  17. This is why I don’t want the government in charge of my health care.

    1. ^^^ EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. So, Tony, when are you going to condemn Cuomo for causing needless COVID deaths through his gross incompetence? Or is everything bad that Democrats do Trump’s or the Republicans’ fault?

    1. Tony only pretends to care about dead people when they’re useful to his political hatreds.

      1. Like when they vote?

  19. Trump said some stupid things, people rioted and four people died. With 13 days left to his term, pundits everywhere start screaming that he should be impeached.

    Cuomo imposes yet another ridiculously counterproductive and probably unconstitutional rule. At least hundreds and probably many thousands of people die. Where are the calls to impeach Cuomo?

  20. There is a special hell reserved for those who storm the Capital building because they’re butthurt over an election, and those who mandate throwing away perfectly good vaccines in the middle of a pandemic.

    Cuomo, I hope you enjoy your eternity with buffalo man.

    1. ” . . . and those who talk at the theatre.”

    2. Meh, buffalo man doesn’t seem like he has capacity to fully understand the consequences of his actions. Cuomo, on the other hand…

    3. “There is a special hell reserved for those who storm the Capital building because they’re butthurt over an election, and those who mandate throwing away perfectly good vaccines in the middle of a pandemic…”

      One of those =/= the other, but as a lefty shit, I’m sure you find it hard to see.

  21. New York is trying to kill off all the old people who use up medicaid and medicare and welfare and are too frail to go to the polls and vote democrat.

    1. “Republicans wanna kill grandma!”

    2. They find it easier to get them to vote Democrat after they die.

    3. With universal mail in ballots, being too old and frail to check your mail is the easiest way to vote Democrat.

  22. Funny how now that we have a vaccine and it’s up to elected officials and their policies to distribute it, it’s the citizens of blue states who will end up dead or infected at higher rates while they spent the entire year blaming the rest of us and wishing death upon our families.

  23. I departed New York in 1967. Most certainly would not even passingly consider a return thereto.

  24. Ship it to Walgreens; they’ll take care of it.
    Unlike governments, they know what they are doing.

      1. Now get Cuomo, Newsom and the lot totally out of it.

  25. Fuck Cuomo and his little lap dog Fredo. Medical providers with the vaccine need to tell him to fuck off and do what is right.

    1. Let’s hope they all say “fuck off”! Idiocy in Albany is not good governance.

  26. If the “Dictator Governors” were intelligent, instead of throwing away doses, at the end of each day they should allow at-large vaccinations if there are left over doses that would expire otherwise. This is being done in other states.

    Much like standing in line for a chance availability for RUSH seats. You simply allow anyone willing to wait the chance to get vaccinated. This simple common sense step will get more people vaccinated earlier and get us to herd immunity sooner.

    Unfortunately the “Dictator Governors” cherish their ever increasing power over the health of the citizens of their state. It ironic that for all the claims that Trump was a wannabe Dictator, it the Governors who pose more of a threat.

    Hopefully Karma will bite these “Dictator Governors” and expel them from office forever. The last thing we need are a bunch freedom gobbling “Dictator Governors” remaining in power. It’s very apparent that our health and happiness in not a priority over their self-entitled power grab.

    1. What you are proposing is simple and logical. Therefore, it’s too difficult for the Democrats running places like NY to understand. They pride themselves on making things unnecessarily complicated as proof of how intelligent they are and why they can never get anything done efficiently and affordably.

  27. Maybe this year Cuomo will win an Oscar.

  28. Cuomo’s whole family are boorish nincompoops. Okay! Assholes. I’ll skip Matilda since she is getting screwed over by having to resister as ready-to-die- elder of the Zeke Emanuel school of human attrition.

    1. The Cuomos are New York’s sixth crime family.

  29. That’s OK; it is the Trump vaccine that he knows will not work.

  30. Given how things are done these days, I am pretty sure Andrew Cuomo has a lock on the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

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  32. Every place Named New York has the worst leader in the US.

  33. Just when you think Fredo’s idiot brother couldn’t be any more of murdering douchebag, he pulls a stunt like this.

    -jcr

  34. Cuomo may be the worst, but his friend Gov. Newsom in California is not far behind.

    We know a couple who live in LA, mid-40s. They found a clinic in an inner-city area that, at the end of the day, gives out extra doses to whoever wants, first-come-first-served. The alternative is throwing the doses in the garbage. So they showed up and got their first shots.

    The state of CA found out, and fined the clinic. So they stopped doing that, and instead throw out the extas at the end of the day. The couple now cannot get their second shot.

    In the midst of a pandemic, the government is effectively MANDATING that vaccine portions be thrown in the garbage. Is this not insanity?

    1. In Cuomo’s NY, you get a 100k fine for throwing it away, but a $1000k fine if you use it on a person who isn’t pre-approved.

  35. All of the Cuomo’s should be in jail. ALL.

  36. You could skip the feathers if the tar is hot enough.

    Christ, what an asshole.

  37. “Build Back Better” – Victor Frankenstein

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