During a Friday press conference, Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said people should “never get cocky with COVID.”
“Never get cocky with COVID. Truer words were never spoken,” Cuomo said. “I’ll take credit for that quote. Never get cocky with COVID,” he added.
Cuomo has written a book about leading a state through a pandemic, titled, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic.”
“In his own voice, Andrew Cuomo chronicles in ‘American Crisis’ the ingenuity and sacrifice required of so many to fight the pandemic, sharing his personal reflections and the decision-making that shaped his policy, and offers his frank accounting and assessment of his interactions with the federal government and the White House, as well as other state and local political and health officials,” Crown Publishing, the book’s publisher, said in a statement.
New York was one of the states that Covid-19 hit the hardest. Andrew Cuomo implemented some of the strictest lockdown measures in the country, almost completely destroying New York’s economy in the process. Only recently has he talking about the importance of re-opening.
People have criticized Cuomo’s executive order that he signed in the early days of the pandemic. The order fortaken issue with an executive order Cuomo signed early in the pandemic that forced nursing homes to take in patients who tested positive for coronavirus and have pointed to the thousands of businesses that were forced to close their doors as a result of the strict lockdowns.