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New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo continued his partisan crusade to discredit President Trump’s pandemic strategy. His latest complaint… The president and drug makers are moving too fast to deliver new life-saving vaccines to the American people.  

The Democrat governor commented in a Tuesday radio interview that “money and ego,” rather than safety and efficacy are the drivers behind the quick progress. 

When Hot97’s Ebro Darden alleged “nurses are saying this has been rushed,” and that they don’t trust the vaccine, Cuomo remarked: “Why is it moving so fast? Two reasons: money and ego.”

“The first drug company that has the vaccine, that is big money,” he said. “Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, they all know this is billions of dollars, whoever gets to the market first. So it’s in their economic interest to push this fast.”

Despite the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed goal to “produce and deliver 300 million doses of safe and effective vaccines” to the American public with the aim to distribute initial doses by January 2021, Cuomo stated that Trump “had nothing to do with it.” 

“You didn’t need Trump to tell the vaccine companies you should develop a vaccine,” he said, citing the President’s ego for the rapid pace. “On the way out the door he wants to be able to say, I solved Covid because I discovered a vaccine.”

The governor also asserted that Trump will push the FDA to give the vaccines emergency authorization for use, “nobody is going to trust him saying it’s a safe vaccine.”

Which, Cuomo says, is why he’s setting up a review panel to examine the drug before he will allow distribution to begin in New York. “Then I can say to New Yorkers, it’s safe, you don’t have to trust Trump, because we don’t, but we had our own panel, they say it’s safe and now we’re going to administer it because it’s safe.”

Even though Operation Warp Speed’s pledge to give the American people “vaccine or therapeutic doses purchased with US taxpayer dollars” at no cost and partnerships with 60% of the nation’s pharmacies to increase access to underserved areas, Cuomo claims Black and Brown communities will be excluded under the program.

“Trump’s way is [to] give the private sector companies the drugs, they’ll distribute it,” he remarked. “Yeah, that takes care of the rich and the white communities, leaves out the poorer and the Black and the Brown community.”

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de52
de52
3 days ago

What a no-class guido, just like his bro Fredo!

West
West
3 days ago
Reply to  de52

Not right to denounce a particular ethnic group, but rather comment on his policies and stupidity.

howard
howard
2 days ago
Reply to  West

Yes it is fine to say something about there Ethnicity, Especially When it is new York’s Guido, and brother fredo The two sorry Rich Waps Waps. and anyone with a brain knows it WAPS are very Sorry Italians and super Big mouths !!!!!!

West
West
2 days ago
Reply to  howard

You are a buffoon and terribly ignorant! I am of Italian heritage and it is NOT right to condemn an ethnicity because of 2 people as there are many of the same heritage that do not agree with those tow idiots. Your language is common, hateful and serves no good!

James I corcoran
James I corcoran
2 days ago
Reply to  West

not all italians are crooks.. but over 30% cheat ot their taxes in Italy……. not genetic, but perhaps cultural

James I corcoran
James I corcoran
2 days ago
Reply to  West

from the ethic group that brought the mafia to the usa

Thomas Blackwell
Thomas Blackwell
3 days ago

When people elect a person because of his party instead on his or her qualifications we end up with politicians like this moron, he praised the President during the “pandemic” and sued him shortly afterward, I am not sure that he is able to put is own shorts on without help what a complete jackass.

jay
jay
2 days ago

He will get Harris to help him if he can remember her name that long and quit smelling his finger so much.Every time he makes a speach u see him reach up and rub his nose.

West
West
3 days ago

Cuomo is and always will be a complete jackass. Who the heck is he to determine that drug companies like Pfizer have not found a reliable vaccine and who is he to deny New Yorkers the vaccine?? Then he tries to play the race card with its distribution- such a spiteful, typical democrat spewing fake news! He is NOT following the science by closing schools as most doctors and the CDC have stated children should be back in school and it is overwhelmingly safe to do so. Not New Yorkers in general, but New York City dwellers need to wise up and oust this pathetic, dictator governor out of office.

Lt. Rob Polans Spec. & Intel Ret.
Lt. Rob Polans Spec. & Intel Ret.
2 days ago
Reply to  West

If he were following science (I don’t advocate this for anyone) we know the WuFlu is an aerosol it travels 15 feet not six before ‘landing.’ So the social distancing you’ve been doing is wrong. To my mind we didn’t do any of these with other pandemics and shouldn’t be doing it now. But do what you like.

jay
jay
2 days ago
Reply to  West

They would be better off with a pig .