Gov. Cuomo says NY task force will review forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he is appointing a
committee to oversee the distribution of the COVID-19
vaccine, saying he does not trust the federal government to guarantee
“The federal government has shown that it is incompetent
when it comes to COVID…It’s proven,” he said. “This nation’s response is the worst on the globe. Just look
at the numbers.”
He then pointed to a graphic showing a handful of countries,
including Italy, China and France – all of whom had under 50 COVID-19-related
deaths on Tuesday. The U.S. had 1,091.
The Clinical Advisory Task Force will consist of scientists,
doctors and health experts "who will review every vaccine authorized by
the federal government for distribution, and will advise NYS on their safety
He also says the state’s goal is to become the first in the
nation to be COVID-19 free.
The governor also says he and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, of
Michigan, are calling for a congressional oversight investigation into the
Trump administration's politicization of the pandemic response.
During the morning briefing, Gov. Cuomo addressed the unrest
Tuesday after the grand jury’s decision not to charge three officers in the
death of Breonna Taylor.
“Breonna Taylor’s death was murder. People are outraged
because it’s outrageous,” he said.