Back before he was the groping governor, Andrew Cuomo was staring down another controversy altogether.
You see, early in the coronavirus pandemic, Cuomo has somehow thought it prudent to send COVID-positive patients into the New York State nursing home system, using them as an overflow facility of sorts for when the state’s hospitals started filling up.
Obviously, the mix of this contagion with the elderly and at-risk population of these facilities was a horrible combination, and the death tool soon mounted. Cuomo then tried his damnedest to cover his tracks, only to be blindsided by whistleblowers and truth-seekers.
Now, in an act of pure and unadulterated obliviousness, Cuomo somehow found it prudent to say the following:
During a press conference on Monday, Cuomo — who is facing down a nursing home scandal and a cornucopia of sexual harassment allegations — said that the state was targeting the “youthful” and the “doubtful” to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Cuomo said that there is “an attitude” among the unvaccinated that they believe “they’ll be fine” and warned that unvaccinated people could have a “lingering consequence” of COVID-19.
The governor then turned heads when he warned New Yorkers that visiting their grandmother before receiving a vaccine could kill them.
“Or maybe you go home and kiss your grandmother, and wind up killing your grandmother,” said Cuomo, who initially planned on spending last Thanksgiving with his two daughters and his mother.
If there were awards for being politically ignorant, there is little doubt that Cuomo would be in the running for the title.