Cuomo-Backing CNN Gripes About DeSantis Giving Vaccine to Aged

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Not solely was CNN essential in helping to downplay New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D) mass slaughter of nursing house residents earlier this 12 months after packing coronavirus sufferers inside such amenities, however they spent Wednesday decrying Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) name to prioritize aged residents of his state to allow them to get vaccinated towards the identical virus.

Even if DeSantis was following the science that confirmed the aged had an elevated danger of dying from the virus, OutFront fill-in host Bianna Golodryga nonetheless chided the common sense concept to vaccinate them first.

And OutFront subsequent, Florida goes towards CDC suggestions and vaccinates seniors earlier than some frontline staff. So, how’s it going,” she knocked in a tease earlier than the phase. She added this after the industrial break: “Florida, one of many states bucking CDC suggestions and vaccinating seniors forward of some frontline staff.”

The report was delivered by correspondent Ryan Youngm who complained about lengthy strains regardless that he would admit Florida had extra aged residents than some other state, and even though such a large vaccination effort had by no means been carried out earlier than.

It was kind of like how, final week, CNN host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo complained that Florida had obtained extra doses of the vaccine than New York, even though Florida had extra residents over the age of 65.

 

 

This bumper to bumper visitors jam twists across the Orange County Conference Middle in Orlando, Florida. A line so lengthy, drivers have greater than sufficient time to get out and stretch,” Younger started. However there was an inconvenient tidbit of data that he hid from viewers till the very finish of the phase. “Bianna, day two, we’ve seen a exceptional change to what we noticed yesterday.”

That’s proper, his report was outdated and a few of the hiccups from day one had been labored out. “Automobiles are wrapped across the block. Now, seniors get the shot right here, then they journey over to this car parking zone over right here the place they’ve to sit down and await 15 to half-hour to verify they do not have an opposed response,” he advised Golodryga.

Now, with out initially noting that it had solely been two days since Florida had began providing vaccines to all aged residents, and never simply these in nursing properties, Younger made mountains out of the day-one molehills.

“Not simply in Orlando. Aged Floridians throughout the state anxious to obtain the COIVD-19 vaccine are coping with the same scenario,” he reported. “In Fort Myers, many are bringing garden chairs as they sit and await hours. 9 to be actual for this man.”

Younger additionally griped about how Florida was nonetheless making an attempt to grapple with the frenzy of aged residents making an attempt to get vaccinated (Click on “develop”):

The problems not restricted to lengthy strains. Some seniors have heard the vaccine is out there and beginning displaying up at hospitals solely to get turned away. Whereas others flood hospital telephone strains seeking to make appointments.

In South Florida, Broward Well being says they’ve already booked up with vaccine appointments and will not tackle extra sufferers till February. Again in Orange County, 30,000 individuals signed up inside 24 hours on the county’s web site. They vaccinated greater than 1,500 seniors on the primary day. A dose of hope throughout this terrible 12 months.

Once more, it had been two days (counting Wednesday).

Regardless that the phase was largely griping, Younger did conclude by noting that DeSantis stated he was refusing to get the vaccine proper now so there can be extra for his aged residents.

“Many imagine that was the precise transfer by the Governor,” Golodryga added with a seemingly pained look on her face.

The transcript is beneath, click on “develop” to learn:

CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront
December 30, 2020
7:53:04 p.m. Japanese [TEASE]

BIANNA GOLODRYGA: And OutFront subsequent, Florida goes towards CDC suggestions and vaccinates seniors earlier than some frontline staff. So, how’s it going?

(…)

7:56:40 p.m. Japanese

GOLODRYGA: Florida, one of many states bucking CDC suggestions and vaccinating seniors forward of some frontline staff. It’s a large endeavor. And Ryan Younger is out entrance.

[Cuts to video]

RYAN YOUNG: This bumper to bumper visitors jam twists across the Orange County Conference Middle in Orlando, Florida. A line so lengthy, drivers have greater than sufficient time to get out and stretch.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: It’s a must to be affected person, but it surely’s an excellent setup.

YOUNG: Not simply in Orlando. Aged Floridians throughout the state anxious to obtain the COIVD-19 vaccine are coping with the same scenario. In Fort Myers, many are bringing garden chairs as they sit and await hours. 9 to be actual for this man.

BRUCE SCOTT: I personally really feel there’s bought to be a greater method.

YOUNG: As a result of Florida has one of many largest populations over the age of 65 Governor Ron DeSantis determined to interrupt barely with CDC suggestions which requires frontline healthcare staff and first responders to be vaccinated first.

GOV. RON DESANTIS (R): We imagine that the higher method is to concentrate on the aged first and for many, then we’ll get into important staff.

YOUNG: The vaccine, a lot wanted within the sunshine state which has seen darkish days this 12 months. Greater than 21,000 COVID deaths to date, lots of them seniors

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: We all know people who haven’t survived.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN 1: Sadly.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: Sadly.

YOUNG: However the issue is, all 67 counties are dealing with the vaccine rollout in another way, creating some confusion.

SCOTT: Although, I’m grateful to get the vaccine, I really feel that there’s bought to be a greater solution to distribute this. For those that really want it, aged that could be disabled ultimately. They can not endure this course of. So, there’s bought to be a greater method.

YOUNG: The problems not restricted to lengthy strains. Some seniors have heard the vaccine is out there and beginning displaying up at hospitals solely to get turned away. Whereas others flood hospital telephone strains seeking to make appointments.

In South Florida, Broward Well being says they’ve already booked up with vaccine appointments and will not tackle extra sufferers till February. Again in Orange County, 30,000 individuals signed up inside 24 hours on the county’s web site. They vaccinated greater than 1,500 seniors on the primary day. A dose of hope throughout this terrible 12 months.

CANDICE SELTER: Nice, I am unable to wait to see my grandkids. I can’t wait to hug these little guys. It’s simply been so lengthy and coming that– so relieved. It’s simply great.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN 2: We’re simply feeling very blessed proper now.

[Cuts back to live]

YOUNG: Bianna, day two, we’ve seen a exceptional change to what we noticed yesterday. Automobiles are wrapped across the block. Now, seniors get the shot right here, then they journey over to this car parking zone over right here the place they’ve to sit down and await 15 to half-hour to verify they do not have opposed response.

One final thing, we heard from the Governor right this moment, Ron DeSantis, and he says he isn’t going to take the shot as a result of the seniors right here need to get it first. Again to you.

GOLODRYGA: Many imagine that was the precise transfer by the Governor.