In Syria, people die for the slightest bit of democracy.
In America, people die to destroy democracy.
Not sure I understand this one.
Clay-Clay is cray-cray!!
Some big nursing home scandals here in Australia also. Bad treatment of our most vulnerable citizens.
Tired of retyping this, so I’ll repost it.
I keep seeing this bit about Cuomo doing the wrong thing, and he certainly compounded it by trying to cover up how many died in nursing homes. And I have no problem with saying that was the wrong thing.
But somehow nobody wants to answer that question “What should Cuomo have done?” What was this magical “right thing to do?”
Situation : Hospitals so overcrowded they are keeping patients in tents. Elderly being released from the hospital, who CANNOT live alone, they came from nursing homes. Many or most have no relatives who can take them in, and even so, those relatives would be catching COVID so it’s no solution.
EVEN IF we assume it was known early on to Cuomo that these patients were infectious, what could he do with them? Where does he put them? They can’t go to hospitals, the hospitals are throwing them out! They can’t live alone.
And, you’ve got a really short timeline to figure that out, during a crisis.
So what was the “right thing”? I really am not seeing this magical “right answer” that would fix it all without pain, instantly, with no lead time at all, no delay while building something, it’s there, on the ground, and it can be used almost instantly.
What is this right answer that’s apparently known to the media and all the right wing, but nobody else?
From Wikipedia :
The first case of COVID-19 in the U.S. state of New York during the pandemic was confirmed on March 1, 2020,2 and the state quickly became an epicenter of the pandemic, with a record 12,274 new cases reported on April 4 and approximately 29,000 more deaths reported for the month of April than the same month in 2019.
There seems to be this assumption that a genie lives in the governors pocket that can come up with thousands of empty rooms and hundreds of attendants at the drop of a hat.
The most interesting thing about this allegation is that not one single critic has offered a solution as to what they would have done. Not one. Not even Clay. But then we all know what they say about hindsight.
First, they denied that there was a virus.Then, they claimed that it was ‘the flu’.Then they denied that it was a pandemic.Then, they put an idiot in as “virus czar”.Now, they are screaming because some one listed deaths in the wrong column. Republican Hypocrite is redundant.
The funny thing is his own brother was grilling him a bit back about this. HIding stuff is not good.
Meanwhile, down in Florida…
Lots of things went wrong (and continue to) while dealing with a new pandemic. On balance Cuomo probably did no worse than many others and far better than some in dealing with it. But a good democrat scandal, real or imagined.. is never something Republicans will pass up.
I never liked Cuomo. He isn’t ¼ of the man his father was. This, too, will help the Obese Orange-utan beat the raps he’s facing.
When was the last time you heard a Republican apologize for a mistake, or even admit to having made a mistake?
Yeah, me neither.
Horrors ! Jonesy has sipped the right wing kool-aid.
When the republikkkans get caught cheating, stealing, lying, they immediately look for a democrat to play what-about-himism.
Clay, I know you have the next several days already done (thank you for sharing on the website) but could we ask for a ’toon that shows an evil gasbag covering the planet taking one last wheezing self-inflicted cancerous breath and then going away as the whole earth gets a little brighter?
My father is 98 years old and lives in an assisted living community here in South Carolina. One whose headquarters is based in Newton Mass. When the seriousness of Covid was beginning to be recognized a year ago they went immediately into serious disease mode. At first visitors were limited and had to be vetted by the in house nurse before being allowed to visit their family members then shortly after they went into full lock down and no visitors were permitted at all. A year later and my father’s community has a very good record, only 2 staff members have been tested positive and none of the residents have had covid. (My father just received his second shot last Sunday.) Anytime a resident had to leave to community, for a doctor appointment or other necessary reason they were put under quarantine until they were tested and proven negative (after about 2 weeks). Other communities from other companies did not fare so well here in S.C., only 40 miles away a community has had over 100 cases (staff and residents) and over a dozen fatalities that are covid related. They went several months into the pandemic before they followed what my father’s community had done immediately. I know of one community closer to home that didn’t go into full lockdown until the beginning of Autumn and then only after a DHEC inspection. I am happy my Father is in a community that is part of the 5 Star corporation and that they did such a good job in caring for their residents. It is very obvious that some of the institutions that offer Senior Care did not do anywhere near the job that it was their moral responsibility to do. Everyone has heard the horror stories of the very bad Senior Care facilities. (As a side note I retired as Maintenance Director from my fathers community last February, just in time it seems). cont
Exponential growth and epidemics
The right-wing is spinning this into a mountain because if they don’t Cuomo will be a force in anti-republican political demise for years.
“Say it’s not so, Clay!”