The City of New York stands to lose out on obtaining the newly developed CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus vaccine, as Gov. Cuomo, “doesn’t trust where the vaccines are coming from,” said President Trump.
The president gave an update on Operation Warp Speed on Nov. 13 and included his remarks about Cuomo.
Speaking from the Rose Garden at the White House, he said millions of doses of the vaccine will be available as early as April for the whole population, “with the exception of places like New York state where for political reasons the governor decided to say he wants to take his time with the vaccine.”
The president said, “They’re coming from the greatest companies, the greatest labs in the world, but he doesn’t trust this White House, this administration.”
New York won’t be getting the vaccines until they are ready to distribute it said the president.
“So the governor will let us know when he’s ready. He’s had some very bad editorials recently about this—this statement and what’s happened with respect to nursing homes and his handling of nursing homes, and I hope he doesn’t handle this as badly as he’s handled the nursing homes.” The president added, “But we’re ready to provide it as soon as they let us know that they’ll actually use it. And again, it’s a very safe and a great vaccine.” The vaccine is not mandatory.
The president said in his remarks that the cure cannot be worse than the disease, “So this administration will not go, under any circumstances—will not go to a lockdown, but we’ll be very vigilant, very careful. We understand the disease. It’s a—it’s a complicated disease, but we understand it very well.
We ask all Americans to remain vigilant, especially as the weather gets colder and it becomes more difficult to go outside and to have outside gatherings.”
On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell berated Cuomo for “undermining public confidence” in CCP Virus vaccines and “performatively opposing” the president.
Last week, Cuomo remarked that Pfizer’s breakthrough vaccine was “bad news” because it happened under a Trump administration.
“The Democratic governor of New York opined a few days ago that it was ‘bad news’ that a vaccine breakthrough may have been reached because President Trump is still in office,” said McConnell on the Senate floor, adding sarcastically: “I understand Gov. Cuomo has found the time during this pandemic to write and publish a self-congratulatory book on leadership—this notwithstanding that his own state has absolutely been pummeled by the disease, and his own administration intentionally sent thousands of COVID-19-positive patients into vulnerable nursing homes,” reported the New York Post.
McConnell continued, “The governor has the temerity to say this vaccine breakthrough is partially bad news—partially bad news?—because it occurred under the Trump administration. He gestured vaguely toward unspecified concerns about distribution. I guess you would have preferred the lifesaving breakthroughs have been delayed longer—be delayed longer with more American deaths in the meantime?” he said.
White House Pandemic Task Force member Anthony Fauci said on Sunday it is unlikely the country will experience another lockdown to stop the spread of the CCP Virus.
“If we get the overwhelming majority of people taking the vaccine, and you have on the one hand an effective vaccine, on the other hand, a high degree of uptake of the vaccine, we could start getting things back to relative normal as we get into the second and third quarter of the year, where people can start thinking about doing things that were too dangerous just months ago,” he said.