Report: N.Y. Gov. Cuomo gave family members ‘special access’ to COVID-19 testing
A new report says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his family ‘special access’ to COVID-19 testing in the early days of the pandemic
What happened with New York Gov. Cuomo and his family?
The Washington Post reports that Cuomo’s administration set up COVID-19 testing for family members and “other well-connected figures.”
- According to The Washington Post, a state lab processed the test results of Cuomo’s family members even as other New Yorkers struggled to get access to COVID-19 tests.
- CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was among the family members who received one of the tests.
- “The move to make testing of people closely tied to Mr. Cuomo a priority was carried out by high-ranking state health officials,” according to The New York Times.
Did New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo break the law?
Did NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo respond?
- “We should avoid insincere efforts to rewrite the past. In the early days of this pandemic, when there was a heavy emphasis on contact tracing, we were absolutely going above and beyond to get people testing — including in some instances going to people’s homes — and door to door in places like New Rochelle — to take samples from those believed to have been exposed to COVID in order to identify cases and prevent additional ones.”