Grieving family members fill coffin with pages from Cuomo's COVID-19 book

Henrietta Strickland
October 20, 2020

Cuomo said that in NY, he plans to have the state's own leading doctors review any vaccine before declaring that it's safe for his constituents to take.

Grieving family members held a mock funeral for what they said was Governor Andrew Cuomo's leadership and integrity over the course of the coronavirus pandemic in front of the Cobble Hill Health Center Sunday. Masks will be required at all times except when eating, drinking or skiing.

Reduce outdoor capacity on mountain by 25% during "peak" days or if multiple trails are closed due to unseasonable conditions.

NY reported 1,390 new positive cases and seven deaths.

Cuomo joins many other Democrats in their criticism of a potential vaccine, including Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. Other essential workers and lower-risk populations would be prioritized before the general population, according to the governor. "I believe this is going to be the hardest operational challenge that we faced since Covid began".

According to the five-phase preliminary plan for New York's vaccine administration program, some details of which Cuomo announced at a news briefing, healthcare workers in patient-care settings, long-term care facility workers and some long-term care residents would be among the first to receive a vaccine.

But Cuomo said the state needs answers from the federal government on vaccine allocation, logistics, funding and even how to store millions of doses at super-cold temperatures.

"Beginning next month, ski resorts will be allowed to reopen with limited indoor capacity, which will allow New Yorkers to have some outdoor activity this winter without having to quarantine when they come back", he added.

The governor was referencing New York's new "micro-cluster strategy", that uses red, orange and yellow zones to clamp down on emerging clusters of the virus by rolling out restrictions on a refined basis, as opposed to regionally.

The owner and an employee of the venue in Queens were issued summonses for violation of emergency orders, unlicensed sale of alcohol and unlicensed warehousing of alcohol.

A call to the hall seeking comment was made Sunday.

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