In a drastic change of stance, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state must reopen its economy or there will be “nothing left to open.” Additionally, in his annual State of the State address, he announced that the Covid vaccine would now be available for all essential workers, as well as the age demographic of 65+ years.
Media outlets on the Left have been largely silent on the matter.
The Right wonders at his about-face. Donald Trump Jr., an American businessman and son of President Trump, mockingly tweeted, ““Brilliant strategist…it’s incredible that no one thought of this months ago!” Emily Colton, Social Media Manager for the Washington Examiner, wrote, “President Trump has said for months that the economy must reopen.” Frieda Powers, Senior Staff Writer for BizPac Review, also pointed out how he “seems to be singing a different tune” and noted his “enlightened call to reopen the state just days before fellow Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in as president.”
“Now that the Left is in power, they’ve admitted we can have herd immunity and that lockdowns must be weighed with other risks to society… ya Cuomo said that last part. Other docs and I have only been saying this until we were blue in the face. Anyone surprised?”Ruphali Chadha, M.D., Board Certified General and Forensic Psychiatric Physician
Twitter replies to Governor Cuomo’s post read, “I can’t believe no one has thought of this yet. You’re a genius, Andrew Cuomo,” “How very convenient…How about reopening the 21st of January? Would that [coincide] with your agenda?” and “Oh no. No no no no no. You do not get to cast yourself as the champion of business 10 months after you ruined everyone.”
This is so hypocritical. He just revealed there must have been a bigger agenda for staying closed. The NY exodus must be killing the bottom line.— OTBRed (@OtbPill) January 11, 2021