New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are prolonging the coronavirus shutdown of New York as a result of they’re anticipating a bailout from the incoming Biden administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress, FOX Business correspondent Charles Gasparino mentioned Monday.
“What’s really horrible about this is the incompetence and kind of the callousness of Gov. Cuomo and Bill de Blasio. I mean, they are really banking on a bailout from Joe Biden and now the Democratic controlled-Senate,” Gasparino instructed “America’s Newsroom.”
“That bailout, basically, in their view allows them to do stupid things with the economy of New York like keep it closed down for as long as possible,” he added.
Gasparino mentioned that prolonging the shutdown with the expectation of a bailout from the federal authorities “defies real logic.”
“It’s scary because, listen, people want to get back to work,” Gasparino mentioned.
Gasparino mentioned that Cuomo and de Blasio didn’t have a plan for the vaccine rollout, though it had been projected to be launched a number of months forward of the coronavirus plaguing the nation.
“They’re going to pay an economic price for it and the real economy in New York City is going to suffer well into next year and what they are doing is they are hoping for a bailout. It is really a bizarre situation,” he mentioned.
A Manhattan well being care middle that sat on a whole lot of doses of the coronavirus vaccine for 2 weeks has lastly gotten approval to distribute the unused doses in a fashion compliant with Cuomo’s strict guidelines.
Callen-Lorde Health Center obtained 600 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine two weeks in the past, as first reported by The New York Times, which was greater than the clinic wanted. As a consequence, about half of these doses sat in storage – as a result of the clinic was not sure how they may very well be utilized in a manner that didn’t violate state steerage.
A spokesperson for Callen-Lorde instructed Fox News on Friday that it obtained approval to start distributing the doses in a fashion compliant with rules.
“We got the green light this week from the state to begin vaccinating community partners that fit the current criteria and have started to vaccinate those folks,” the spokesperson mentioned. “We are now in conversations with an additional 10 community partners to begin vaccinating their staff next week.”
However, as of Friday the middle nonetheless had simply shy of 300 doses remaining, indicative of the flawed rollout patterns noticed in states all through the U.S. at a time when confirmed virus circumstances are hovering.