Speaking to PBS News Hour, Anthony Fauci praised New York’s response to the Chinese coronavirus. Fauci asserted that New York responded to the virus ‘correctly,’ despite having the most coronavirus cases and fatalities. During the interview, Fauci said,

We have got to do the things that we need to do to turn this around. When you do it properly, you bring down those cases. We have done it in New York. New York got hit worse than any place in the world. And they did it correctly.

Fauci’s assessment of New York’s handling of the coronavirus is rather curious considering New York accounts for 411,515 total cases and 32,187 deaths as of today. Although cases in New York are declining, it still accounts for 23 percent of cases nationwide. The aforementioned facts do not compute with Fauci’s praise of New York. 

     What makes Fauci’s praise of New York more puzzling is his unwillingness to address fatal mistakes by New York’s governor. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home policy sent thousands to their deaths.

     On March 25, 2020, Cuomo issued an order that forced nursing homes to accept known coronavirus-positive patients while prohibiting nursing homes from testing patients for the virus prior to admission. The outcome of Cuomo’s order is readily available for anyone who wants the information

     Cuomo’s policy regarding nursing homes significantly contributed to the number of deaths from the coronavirus in New York. According to The New York Post, “More than 6,000 American seniors died of COVID-19 in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the Empire State.” Fauci is unaware of the thousands of nursing home residents who died because of New York’s response to the Chinese virus?

     What is there to admire about New York’s response to the Chinese virus? Is leading the nation in coronavirus cases praiseworthy? Should we commend Cuomo for issuing the order that murdered over 6,000 people? It is possible that Fauci admires Cuomo’s stringent, tyrannical, destructive policies. 

     There is nothing laudable about destroying or taking the lives of innocent people.

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