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Gov. Cuomo in no position to brag about NY’s coronavirus response

Gov. Cuomo is spiking the soccer, dunking the basketball, and dashing all by the soccer matter taking off his shirt. He’s spraying champagne all by Albany. He’s Muhammad Ali standing over the crumpled kind of Sonny Liston in 1965: Enchancment, take that, coronavirus. Woo-hoo! Victory! Solely 31,000 deaths. New York suffered by the equal of 9/11 occasions 11 nonetheless . . . yay?

“You carried out politics with this virus and likewise you misplaced,” Cuomo talked about in an interview Thursday, referring to Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis, with whom Cuomo is partaking in a weird feud to rival his fully nonsensical ongoing battle with fellow liberal Democrat Mayor de Blasio.

“It’s now straightforward this nation paid a horrible worth,” Cuomo continued, suggesting . . . what? That completely fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully fully totally different states lacked the sage information of Andrew Cuomo, slayer of the coronavirus? Thirty-one thousand New York households would love a phrase.

It fairly appears to be like like COVID-19 acquired. If any entity deserves to brag, it’s Devil’s cupcake, with 31,000 graves to bop on. And if DeSantis, as Cuomo claims, “misplaced,” the scoreboard doesn’t mirror it. Florida has a sturdy elevated inhabitants than New York state nonetheless has registered fewer than one-third as many coronavirus circumstances. Florida has seen 15 COVID-19 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants; New York, 160. With 46,000 deaths between them, New York and its sibling New Jersey have blended for added fatalities than France, Spain and Italy.

Cuomo has gotten fairly just a few credit score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score rating score from most people for taking the pandemic severely and for being calm and forthright with statistics. Nonetheless he nonetheless refuses to confess error for his disastrous March 25 directive, which remained in affect till June 10, to vitality nursing properties to simply accept contaminated of us, though he retains altering his story about who’s accountable for the dying toll in these companies. Now it’s all Trump’s fault; now it’s the nursing-home staff.

His newest gambit, to declare that New York’s alleged victory over the illness was actually a case of affection conquering all, whereas insisting the exact draw as shortly as further lies in states the place there have been nowhere close to as many fatalities as in his personal, delights the media, normally determined to play together with a red-states-are-evil propaganda promoting and selling selling promoting and selling selling promoting selling promoting and selling and promoting selling and promoting promoting selling promoting and selling selling promoting selling and promoting promoting selling promoting selling promoting and selling and promoting and selling and promoting and selling selling and promoting and selling and promoting and selling promoting and selling and promoting and selling selling and promoting and selling promoting and selling selling promoting selling and promoting promoting selling promoting and selling selling promoting selling and promoting promoting selling and promoting promoting selling and promoting promoting selling and promoting promoting selling and promoting and selling promoting and selling selling promoting selling and promoting and selling and promoting promoting and selling and promoting selling and promoting promoting selling promoting and selling selling promoting selling and promoting promoting advertising marketing campaign. The relative dying counts inform a specific story.

Kyle Smith is critic-at-large for Nationwide Analysis, from which this column was tailored.

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