Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday warned New Yorkers that if they weren’t vaccinated against COVID-19, they could kill their grandmothers with a kiss.
At a press conference Monday, Cuomo – who faces a nursing home scandal and a cornucopia of sexual harassment allegations – said the state was targeting “young” and “dubious people”. To get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Cuomo said there was “an attitude” among the unvaccinated that they believe “they’ll be okay” 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.
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“Or maybe you come home and kiss your grandma and end up killing your grandma,” said Cuomo, who originally planned to spend last Thanksgiving with his two daughters and mother. .
Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean weighed in on Cuomo’s comments in a statement Monday, saying the governor had “nerve” to tackle unvaccinated people visiting their elderly parents amid his scandal in a retirement home.
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“He has the nerve to shame others for endangering their grandparents,” Dean said. “More than 15,000 elderly people are no longer with us thanks in part to his lethal policy of readmission of infected patients to nursing homes. If anyone knows how to kill a grandmother, it’s Andrew Cuomo.
Dean has become a staunch critic of the governor’s nursing home policies after both of his in-laws died from coronavirus in nursing homes in New York City.
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Cuomo has been hit on both sides of the aisle for his controversial nursing home policies, with his administration revealing earlier this year that reported counts of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes were significantly underreported .