BREAKING NEWS – Albany, New York – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the speedy process by which coronavirus vaccine trials are being rolled out are being driven both by President Donald Trump’s ego and the profit motivation of the drug companies manufacturing the vaccines.
The Democrat made the comments during an interview on Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning radio show. His appearance came as Moderna Inc. and competitor Pfizer Inc. recently announced preliminary results showing their vaccines appear more than 90% effective, at least for short-term protection against COVID-19.
“Another Vaccine just announced. This time by Moderna, 95% effective,” Trump tweeted. “For those great ‘historians’, please remember that these great discoveries, which will end the China Plague, all took place on my watch!”
“This absolutely outrageous!” said Cuomo. “If I had it my way, the vaccines would not be able for another year or so, and I would love to see people drop dead all over the country, faster than they were at the New York nursing homes, after I mandated that infected elderly patients were herded into those facilities. This is what I would like to see happen, to teach President Trump a lesson!”