first_imgPool photo by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo / Flickr.ALBANY — Saying the federal government learned nothing in how it conducted COVID-19 testing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called into question the proposed vaccination plan during a Friday conference call.The federal approach to use private vaccine providers such as Walgreen, CVS and other private pharmacies is a mirror of what Cuomo called a testing debacle.“The administration is locked in on this private sector plan,” Cuomo said.The current plan could take up to a year or more to vaccinate everyone, Cuomo said, adding the country can’t afford a year of time to vaccinate people. “We know the capacity of the network because we now have it engaged,” he said. “It could take one year to vaccinate. Their fundamental plan while simplistic is deeply flawed.”Cuomo said the federal government will not supply any funding to state’s to set up their own vaccination plans.“The federal govt will not provide any funding to speak of for a state to set up a supplemental network,” Cuomo said.“We just can’t afford it,” he said. “Their plan is just to fund the private sector providers. It operationally would be highly inefficient and it’s a direct mirror of the testing debacle. They’ve learned nothing.”“They handed it to the states. ‘New York State, you do the testing,’ ‘Will you provide us funding,’ ‘No,’ ” Cuomo said. “Will you provide us any materials,’ ‘No.’ This nation has been abysmal with testing.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Cuomo is an ass. He has led the state with the most deaths from covid than any other state in the union. He killed people in nursing homes because of his order that the homes take covid patients. Since we are the highest taxed state in the union why does he need government funding. He has to go or there will be no one left in the state.last_img read more


first_imgA summer of love, music, soul and spirit officially kicks off when San Giorgio Hotel and Scorpios Mykonos open their doors for the season. A property of stunning authentic simplicity, San Giorgio Hotel (reopening 28 April) emits the carefree finesse and euphoric energy of 1960s bohemia; a Grecian paradise where traditional Cycladic architecture and therapeutic minimalism envelop guests in the pleasure of the moment. When paired with its sister property Scorpios Mykonos (reopening 13 May)—which combines food, culture, healing and design directly on the beach, just a few minutes walk from the hotel—it also becomes the place to be in the Mediterranean.To celebrate the coming season, each San Giorgio stay now includes:• Complimentary airport shuttle (arrival and departure)• Welcome drink• Preferred reservation at Scorpios Beach and Restaurant• Voucher for one complimentary boat shuttle from San Giorgio Hotel to Scorpios Mykonos San Giorgio Hotel and Scorpios Mykonos by Design Hotels, are set open soon, with exclusive Community benefits.last_img read more