Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned New Yorkers on Monday that if they were not vaccinated against COVID-19, they could kill their grandmothers with a kiss.
During a press conference Monday, Cuomo, facing a scandal involving nursing homes and a horn of plenty of allegations of sexual harassment, said the state had targeted “youths” and “suspects” to get the COVID vaccine. 19.
Cuomo said there was an “attitude” among the unvaccinated that they believed they would “get better” and warned that unvaccinated people could have a “lasting consequence” of COVID-19.
The governor then turned his head when he warned New Yorkers that visiting their grandmother before receiving the vaccine could kill them.
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“Or maybe you go home and kiss your grandmother and end up killing your grandmother,” said Cuomo, who originally planned to spend the last Thanksgiving with his two daughters and mother.
Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean assessed Cuomo’s comments in a statement Monday, saying the governor was “a little nervous” after unvaccinated people visited their elderly relatives amid a scandal involving nursing homes.
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“He has some nerves that disgrace others to endanger their grandparents,” Dean said. “More than 15,000 elderly people are no longer with us, thanks in part to his deadly policy of admitting re-infected patients to nursing homes. If anyone knows how to kill a grandmother, it’s Andrew Cuomo.”
Dean became an outspoken critic of the governor’s policies for nursing homes after both of her mothers-in-law died of coronavirus in New York nursing homes.
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Cuomo has been hit on both sides of the aisle over his conflicting policies for nursing homes, with his administration revealing earlier this year that reported counts of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes have been dramatically underestimated.