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Cuomo: Drug Addicts In Rehab Will Be Given Vaccine Earlier than The Aged

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced that COVID vaccines can be given to drug addicts in rehabilitation amenities previous to aged residents dwelling outdoors of nursing properties.

The declaration got here throughout a press convention in Albany, New York on Monday.

It’s a curious determination contemplating the governor is at present embroiled in a scandal through which he has been accused of taking actions that led to hundreds of pointless deaths of senior residents.

Cuomo’s logic relies on getting the vaccine to folks in ‘congregate’ places corresponding to these in amenities operated by the Workplace of Dependancy Providers and Helps, or OASAS.

“These are congregate amenities. Congregate amenities are problematic. That’s the place you may have lots of people in focus,” he mentioned.

“Nursing properties are clearly probably the most problematic as a result of they’re congregate plus older, weak folks,” Cuomo continued. “OASAS amenities, what we name the O amenities, they’re congregate — not essentially older — however congregate amenities.”

New York administered vaccines to nursing dwelling residents and front-line well being care employees final week.

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Cuomo Criticized For Prioritizing Drug Addicts Over The Aged

Governor Andrew Cuomo was rapidly eviscerated for his plan to inoculate drug addicts earlier than the aged.

Rep. Elise Stefanik referred to as the New York Democrat an “absolute shame” and the “worst governor in America” over the transfer.

“The Worst Governor in America streak continues,” the Republican congresswoman tweeted. “This time prioritizing vaccines for drug addicts over tens of hundreds of seniors who’ve been homebound because the begin of the pandemic. An absolute shame.”

Fox Information meteorologist Janice Dean, whose husband’s mother and father had been each victims of COVID-19, and in whom nursing properties in New York performed an element, additionally provided commentary.

Former New York Submit columnist Fred Dicker posted a declare from a “longtime radio listener” that they had been appalled {that a} nursing dwelling in Albany County had but to obtain their vaccinations when Cuomo introduced the rehab heart prioritization.

“One in all (the) largest nursing properties in Albany County, crammed with at-risk seniors, nonetheless hasn’t gotten the vaccine, identical with assisted dwelling, and Cuomo is giving it to drug addicts?” the listener claimed.

Dean replied by declaring that it isn’t simply drug addicts, however “members of Congress and their employees members are slicing the road” as nicely.

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Priorities Are Skewed

New York Metropolis Councilman Chaim Deutsch, a Democrat, additionally criticized placing drug addicts in entrance of the aged or these with underlying circumstances.

“NYS is continuous to show probably the most weird priorities,” Deutsch wrote.

“There are a number of million seniors and immuno-compromised New York State residents,” he continued. “As the parents with the best demise charges from COVID, why are they not on the prime of the record?”

Final week, Dean obliterated Governor Cuomo after he alleged Santa can be good to him on Christmas as a result of he “labored onerous this 12 months.”

“Labored onerous to assist kill seniors, jobs and New York State usually?” she fired again.

Cuomo famously issued an govt order forcing nursing properties to tackle sufferers that had examined constructive for coronavirus.

The order prohibited amenities from requiring incoming sufferers “to be examined for COVID-19 previous to admission or readmission,” and should have contributed to nicely over 6,600 deaths in New York.

Only a reminder that [Cuomo] ordered over 6,000 Covid sufferers into nursing properties for 46 days, didn’t use the Javits Middle or the Consolation ship that had been supplied by the federal authorities, and remains to be mendacity in regards to the complete variety of seniors that died from it,” tweeted Dean.

Cuomo, the chief of a state which had by far the best variety of COVID-related deaths of which seniors suffered a disproportionate share, is at present promoting a ebook about how he conquered the pandemic.

The share of New Yorkers who examined constructive for COVID-19 went from 5.8 p.c to eight.3 p.c over the three-day Christmas weekend.



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