On Sunday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who recently released a book about how to show leadership but whose state government had a policy in place that returned elderly people with the coronavirus COVID-19 to nursing homes, stated, “The key is to be strong and secure enough to admit your mistakes and admit your shortcomings — don’t get defensive. Denying the mistake only assures repeating the mistake. We have made mistakes during COVID; I wrote a book on the lessons to be learned from the COVID crisis.”
Cuomo’s remarks about being “strong and secure enough to admit your mistakes and admit your shortcomings” elicited blowback from those who noted the apparent hypocrisy.
Fox News’ meteorologist Janice Dean’s husband tragically lost both his parents, who were residents of assisted living facilities or nursing homes in New York, to COVID-19. Previously, she slammed Cuomo’s new book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic,” tweeting, “Profiting on the deaths of over 30,000 New Yorkers.”