As it’s possible you’ll recall, again round Easter of 2020, former CNN persona Chris Cuomo got here down with COVID. He made loads of headlines on the time, although not simply due to his sickness. That was the identical time period when he went on a screaming rant in opposition to a bicyclist who noticed him out of quarantine on a property he’d not too long ago bought within the Hamptons while failing to social distance from his household. (His spouse later examined constructive.) But because the New York Post reviews this week, the youthful Cuomo was offered some particular household advantages because the sibling of the state’s then-governor, Andrew Cuomo. There was an experimental blood plasma remedy being examined on the time and it was unavailable to just about everybody who got here down with the sickness. But Cuomo was offered the treatment if he wished to strive it out.
At the peak of the pandemic, the CEO of New York’s blood financial institution personally offered a coronavirus-stricken Chris Cuomo particular entry to an experimental remedy — nearly unobtainable by anybody unrelated to then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, emails reveal.
The half-billion-dollar New York Blood Center’s boss, Chris Hillyer, offered “convalescent plasma” to the then-governor’s CNN host brother Chris Cuomo, on April 17, 2020.
“Should the Cuomo family elect to take Dr. Hillyer up on his offer, his cell number is [redacted],” Mary Ann Tighe — a real-estate mogul who acted as a go-between — wrote, in line with emails obtained by The Post by way of a Freedom of Information Law request.
Making this story even stranger is the truth that Cuomo turned down the experimental treatment. He mentioned that it sounded “spooky” and that he didn’t wish to “try something that extreme” when he wasn’t dying. Of course, he wasn’t above permitting the State Police to ship COVID take a look at kits to his door at a time once they have been as scarce as hen’s tooth. And because the Post goes on to level out, turning his nostril up on the plasma treatment was pretty insulting to the household of a trainer who died two weeks earlier than after making an attempt and failing to get entry to the treatment.
This data was just one small a part of an enormous trove of emails between Chris Cuomo and the New York Executive Chamber from 2020 and 2021 launched to the newspaper beneath the Freedom of Information Law. There’s much more materials to come back, together with extra on his efforts to assist polish Andrew Cuomo’s fame within the midst of all the sexual abuse allegations.
But this blood plasma remedy situation actually appears to be rubbing lots of people in New York the unsuitable means. Even one of many Democratic Party officers who was requested to remark mentioned, “I certainly hope the Blood Center isn’t offering better treatment to the most powerful.”
But that’s clearly what was happening. Andrew Cuomo dominated New York like an emperor and he made positive that his household and their internal circle sat on the most honored seats on the desk. The individuals on the Blood Center clearly knew they wanted to kiss the ring, in order that they made positive to let the Governor know that his little brother may have entry to a probably life-saving treatment that nearly no person may entry on the time.
And, as already talked about, we all know for a incontrovertible fact that take a look at kits have been recurrently despatched to Chris Cuomo’s house, delivered by State Police autos beneath the Governor’s orders. The take a look at kits have been solely simply starting to enter manufacturing in April of 2020. They have been actually not possible for any rank and file New Yorkers to acquire at any worth. And but one way or the other the Governor’s brother was being showered with them.
Just maintain that in thoughts as Andrew Cuomo continues to push his “comeback” efforts, or at the very least an try to whitewash his ugly historical past. His prime aide produced a tv spot making it look as if he’s been utterly exonerated and I’m nonetheless seeing it operating every day on each CNN and the native Spectrum News channels. But these emails found by New York media shops inform a much more correct story of what was happening contained in the Governor’s mansion again then. And numerous it was far worse than some undesirable cheek-kissing.