New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened to take legal action against the Trump administration in order to ensure the equitable distribution of a vaccine in his state.
“The Trump administration is designing the distribution plan, and their plan basically has private healthcare companies administer the vaccines,” Cuomo said in an address to Manhattan’s Riverside Church on Sunday. “The president talks about CVS and Walgreens and national chains. Sure. But they are mainly located in rich communities, not in poor communities. My friends, we cannot compound the racial injustice that COVID has already created. And let me be clear — the black and brown communities that were first on the list of who died cannot be last on the list of who receives the vaccines, period.”
Cuomo confirmed that if changes are not made to the distribution plan, the state will be joining a lawsuit with the NAACP and the Urban League in an attempt to correct the