New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today took a shot at New Jersey over its high rate of coronavirus infections and blamed the Garden State for rising positive cases in Staten Island.
“Staten Islanders spend a lot of time going back and forth to New Jersey, and New Jersey has a very high rate [of infection], and I think that’s part of what’s driving the high rate in Staten Island,” Cuomo said, essentially blaming New Jersey Governor Murphy for the high number of infections in New York.
Both New Jersey and New York are currently experiencing a second wave of new coronavirus cases, and there is little evidence that Staten Island’s rate of infection has anything to do with New Jersey.
Cuomo’s comments come as he parades around numerous talk shows trumpeting his new book on leadership – which he somehow found time to write during a national pandemic. Cuomo is blamed by many for thousands of needless deaths in New York nursing homes during the height of the coronavirus outbreak, and has been excoriated for singling out Orthodox Jews for not complying with Covid rules and shutting down several Jewish-majority areas of New York State.