The Governor has always emphasized the importance of checking towards Coronavirus, he even tried his hand on television.
But in the early days of the pandemic, when tests were difficult for the average person, report by Albany Times Union that the governor arranged for his family members and other well-connected people to be examined. The state’s top doctors and health officials are believed to have been sent to their homes to do so.
They are believed to include the governor’s mother, Matilda, and his brother, CNN curator Chris Cuomo, who was checked in at his Hamptons home.
Younger Cuomo was diagnosed with COVID in late March 2020 and the governor often appeared in his show.
“This will be fine. You’re going to get over it, ”the governor told his brother on April 2, 2020.
Those examined also included Rick Cotton, chief executive of the Port of New York and New Jersey, as well as Pat Foye, the head of the MTA.
In a statement, the governor’s spokesperson declined the preferential treatment –
“We should avoid sincere attempts to rewrite the past. In the early days of this pandemic, when there was so much emphasis on contact tracking, we went above and beyond to get people tested – including in some cases. to everyone’s homes – and from homes to places like New Rochelle – to collect samples from people believed to have been exposed to COVID to identify cases and prevent more – among those who We support members of the public, including legislators, reporters, government workers and their families, who fear they have contracted the virus and have the ability to spread it further. . “
State soldiers, national guards and public health nurses are also believed to be involved in the testing and transport of samples.