Democrat elites spend a lot of time lecturing working-class people on their privilege. This is what real privilege looks like and it has nothing to do with race or gender, and everything to do with proximity to political power.
During the early frenetic weeks in March 2020, officials working at testing sites rapidly assembled a system that gave special treatment to people described by staff as “priorities,” “specials,” “inner circle” or “criticals,” according to five people, including three nurses, who described how resources were redirected to serve those close to the governor and other cases that were fast-tracked…
And a top state physician whose pandemic portfolio involved coordinating testing in nursing homes was dispatched multiple times to the Hamptons home of CNN host Chris Cuomo, the governor’s brother, in testing visits that sometimes stretched hours, according to two people with knowledge of the consultations.
Who gives a damn about thousands of residents dying in nursing homes, in part because Cuomo had ordered them to accept infected patients, when Chris Cuomo needs another test.
Why did Cuomo’s tests run for hours?
In response to a request for comment on the visits to the home of Chris Cuomo, CNN spokesman Matt Dornic said, “As we have already said, we generally do not comment on employees’ medical care and we have nothing more to add.”
“Employees’ medical care”.
But Cuomo’s attack dog managed to come up with an even worse defense.
When asked about Cuomo family members receiving special treatment at testing centers, Azzopardi said in an email, “To the extent this occurred, the Governor was not aware.”
Sure. Cuomo family members were getting special treatment because he wasn’t aware of it. Is anyone stupid enough to believe that? Based on the polls, about 60% of Democrat voters.
“You’re asking professionals who took an oath to protect a patient’s privacy to violate that oath and compromise their integrity,” Holmes, the DOH spokesman, said in a statement last week.
We wouldn’t want to compromise the integrity of these folks.
Cuomo, the host of the weekday nightly CNN show “Cuomo Prime Time,” is one of the cable network’s biggest stars. On March 31, the night he announced his covid diagnosis on the air, the Empire State Building was lit up red and white to acknowledge front line workers and their sacrifices.
“I tested positive,” he told viewers.
A day later, Cuomo discussed on his show how his chills had been so bad he had chipped a tooth, but expressed relief that his greatest fear — passing the virus on to his wife and children — had not come to pass.
The Trump administration “can say that anyone who wants a test can get one, and they know that’s BS, because you and I both know that we know people in our lives who can’t get tested,” he said. “And when they do get tested, they can’t get results, until they’re already over the illness.”
Unless your brother’s the boss.