NYC Begs Gov. Cuomo To Let It Start Vaccinating Seniors: ‘We’ve Got To Save Lives’
Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is having it out with Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over when his city can begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and essential workers, and de Blasio is actually on the right side of the issue. Leave it to Cuomo to make de Blasio, who might be the worst mayor in the country’s history, to appear reasonable. But that is what is happening, as Cuomo refuses to budge on the state’s vaccine plan, which is still needlessly bogged down in its first of many phases. New York’s nursing home residents and staff members are first in line to get inoculated under Phase 1A. They are joined by other general health care workers. The problem is, many of those people apparently can’t be persuaded to get vaccinated, so tens of thousands of doses are just collecting dust.