New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s statements casting doubt on a potential coronavirus vaccine because he doesn’t trust President Trump is “disheartening,” a doctor who has treated critically ill COVID-19 patients in New York City told Fox News on Saturday.
On Friday, Trump indicated the government will delay delivery of the vaccine to New York until the Democratic governor commits to distributing it “immediately.” Cuomo called Trump a “bully” and but admitted that he will be waiting for a vaccine rollout managed by a Biden administration.
“To hear this kind of politicking is very disheartening, but it’s also a smear on Gov. Cuomo’s own record,” Pulmonologist, Dr. Qanta Ahmed, said.
“This is not what we want to see and Gov. Cuomo did bring this upon himself by suggesting that he would formulate his own advisory panel if the FDA approved or provided emergency use authorization to any vaccine product.”
“I want New Yorkers to have access to the vaccine as quickly as the rest of the United States, and it seems that the government of the United States is doing that and President Trump is making that possible,” she said.