The past twelve months have been hugely turbulent for the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo. In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, as we approached November’s general election, he was celebrated as a hero of the effort against the virus. With Joe Biden replacing Donald Trump in the White House, the sudden acknowledgement of scandalous behavior has dragged Cuomo down into the gutter of public opinion, fueled by Democrats keen to distance themselves from the New York governor.
Let’s take a look at Gov. Cuomo’s rise and fall throughout the pandemic, during the twelve months which saw him assume the role of hero and then villain.
March 1: New York records its first case of COVID-19 after a woman returning from travel in Iran tests positive. “It’s deep breath time,” says Gov. Cuomo.
March 2: Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio promise to contact trace New York’s first COVID-19 patient, and are confident in