As Twitchy reported earlier Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t about to let just anybody have the COVID-19 vaccine; at a news conference, he said that the administration of the vaccine to anyone not eligible would result in a penalty up to $1 million and the revocation of all state licenses. And who determines your place in line? The governor.
Now we’re learning from the New York Times that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the Cuomo administration to allow the vaccine to be given to essential workers and those 75 and older.
NY Gov Cuomo denied NYC’s request to vaccinate people who are 75 and older, despite the fact the City has only used 25% of its Covid vaccine supply pic.twitter.com/41qEqvIUUr
— Eli Klein (@TheEliKlein) January 4, 2021
is he purposefully trying to kill the elderly?
— Loren (@LorenSethC) January 5, 2021
This is disgraceful that Cuomo is playing politics on this @NYGovCuomo
— Gordon DuGan (@gfd115) January 4, 2021
Emmy worthy decision. This guy is great
— Zack Irons (@zackmirons) January 4, 2021
The man is a menace
— Mind the Pedestrian (@DoBeCareful) January 4, 2021
What’s that guy got against old people???
— Justin Lamison (@jlamison) January 4, 2021
Old people consume resources that the government can't or doesn't want to pay. It's eugenics by proxy.
— JohnnyGreyHS (@JohnnyGreyHS) January 4, 2021
The reason is that seniors cost him money, probably. He'd rather be rid of the pensions.
— Adorable American (@delaney_usa) January 5, 2021
Why would Cuomo change? Look at all his supporters continuing to reward his narcissism and apathy.
— ?↪ (@HappyGoodman) January 4, 2021
@NYGovCuomo is an incompetent and evil persona. There’s not much more to add on him. He’s the kind of person I’d never want to meet, hire, talk to or interact with. That person basically now has authority over one of the most populous states in the US
— SF resident ? (@rdrdrd21) January 4, 2021
This man just won’t learn from his mistakes. So apparently he feels he never made them. He’s a real psychopath. It’s not a joke.
— President-elect JETS!!!! (@charlesjets) January 4, 2021
Is their intention with these tiers really to wait until every single person in the tier before is vaccinated before they start on the next tier?
If so, half or more of these vaccines will end up in the trash.
— Mitch Lowe ? (@Mitch___Lowe) January 4, 2021
That was the conclusion from the previous post.
When a vaccine 10 pack is thawed out and only 7 ppl show up, the remaining 3 get dumped. That’s happening in NY TODAY. No one wants to run afoul of Killer Cuomo’s asinine rules and risk the million dollar fine.
Just like he threatened the nursing home operators back in March.
— Ben (@benny0110) January 4, 2021
Cuomo has already demonstrated his commitment to killing as many elderly as possible.
— Citizen Sane (@CitizenSane9) January 4, 2021
Andrew is working his way up to an Oscar nomination.
— RastaSez: Kamala Loves Kwanza. (@TkaBrake) January 5, 2021
We’ve also learned that hospitals that don’t use their allotment of vaccines will be fined, and if they don’t dispense them within a week of receiving them, they won’t get further doses.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) January 4, 2021
"I don't want the vaccine in a fridge or a freezer, I want it in somebody's arm," says @NYGovCuomo. "If you're not performing this function, it does raise questions about the operating efficiency of the hospital."
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) January 4, 2021
I want it somebody’s arm … just not an old person’s arm.
Seems like a good way to get hospitals to order smaller quantities and vaccinate fewer people since you've now imposed a big downside risk on maximum speed…
— Andrew ⭐⭐ (@aknox92) January 4, 2021
If theyre also facing suspension of licenses and million dollar fines for vaccinating the "wrong" people, what incentive do they have to participate at all?
Let someone else deal with all the hassle and fines
— Password is Taco (@pw_is_taco1) January 4, 2021
Gotta love the “just do it and if you don’t we’ll fine you” style of leadership.
Shouldn’t he, you know, help them?
— Kris Siegel (@KrisSiegel) January 4, 2021
He doesn't give a shit about anything but making sure he looks like "the man." It's all a tough guy theatrical production, isn't it?
— Angry Optimist (@subsix848) January 4, 2021
They don’t just hand out International Emmy Awards to anybody.
But also isn't he increasing fines for providers who aren't following his vaccine prioritization?
— Mrsmasshole (@mrsmasshole2) January 4, 2021
He’s trying his best NOT to end the pandemic, and is secretly hoping for spikes & more deaths IMO. No other explanations for his actions I can think of.
— Ege Ayan (@egeayan) January 4, 2021
— artistic license (@art_interesting) January 4, 2021
Remember when he made his state think that the vac wasn’t going to be safe? You can’t make this stuff up! These politicians are trying to expose themselves and their people still won’t see it!
— Bert Nernie (@bertnernie007) January 4, 2021
It was only October when he was telling people to be skeptical of any vaccine cleared for use under the Trump administration.
Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom aren’t about to let medical providers just get away with giving people the COVID19 vaccine https://t.co/jEhhZ9Abb4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 4, 2021