Cuomo-Backing CNN Gripes About DeSantis Giving Vaccine to Elderly

Not solely was CNN essential in serving to to downplay New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D) mass slaughter of nursing dwelling residents earlier this yr after packing coronavirus sufferers inside such amenities, however they spent Wednesday decrying Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) name to prioritize aged residents of his state to allow them to get vaccinated towards the identical virus.

Despite the truth that DeSantis was following the science that confirmed the aged had an elevated threat of dying from the virus, OutFront fill-in host Bianna Golodryga nonetheless chided the commonsense concept to vaccinate them first.

And OutFront next, Florida goes against CDC recommendations and vaccinates seniors before some frontline workers. So, how’s it going,” she knocked in a tease earlier than the section. She added this after the industrial break: “Florida, one of the states bucking CDC recommendations and vaccinating seniors ahead of some frontline workers.”

The report was delivered by correspondent Ryan Youngm who complained about lengthy traces though he would admit Florida had extra aged residents than some other state, and even though such a large vaccination effort had by no means been carried out earlier than.

It was type of like how, final week, CNN host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo complained that Florida had acquired extra doses of the vaccine than New York, even though Florida had extra residents over the age of 65.

 

 

This bumper to bumper traffic jam twists around the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. A line so long, drivers have more than enough time to get out and stretch,” Young started. But there was an inconvenient tidbit of knowledge that he hid from viewers till the very finish of the section. “Bianna, day two, we’ve seen a remarkable change to what we saw yesterday.”

That’s proper, his report was outdated and a number of the hiccups from day one had been labored out. “Cars are wrapped around the block. Now, seniors get the shot here, then they travel over to this parking lot over here where they have to sit and wait for 15 to 30 minutes to make sure they don’t have an adverse reaction,” he informed Golodryga.

Now, with out initially noting that it had solely been two days since Florida had began providing vaccines to all aged residents, and never simply these in nursing houses, Young made mountains out of the day-one molehills.

“Not just in Orlando. Elderly Floridians across the state anxious to receive the COIVD-19 vaccine are dealing with a similar situation,” he reported. “In Fort Myers, many are bringing lawn chairs as they sit and wait for hours. Nine to be exact for this man.”

Young additionally griped about how Florida was nonetheless attempting to grapple with the push of aged residents attempting to get vaccinated (Click “expand”):

The points not restricted to lengthy traces. Some seniors have heard the vaccine is out there and beginning exhibiting up at hospitals solely to get turned away. While others flood hospital telephone traces trying to make appointments.

In South Florida, Broward Health says they’ve already booked up with vaccine appointments and will not tackle extra sufferers till February. Back in Orange County, 30,000 individuals signed up inside 24 hours on the county’s web site. They vaccinated greater than 1,500 seniors on the primary day. A dose of hope throughout this terrible yr.

Again, it had been two days (counting Wednesday).

Even although the section was principally griping, Young did conclude by noting that DeSantis stated he was refusing to get the vaccine proper now so there can be extra for his aged residents.

“Many believe that was the right move by the Governor,” Golodryga added with a seemingly pained look on her face.

The transcript is under, click on “expand” to learn:

CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront
December 30, 2020
7:53:04 p.m. Eastern [TEASE]

BIANNA GOLODRYGA: And OutFront subsequent, Florida goes towards CDC suggestions and vaccinates seniors earlier than some frontline staff. So, how’s it going?

(…)

7:56:40 p.m. Eastern

GOLODRYGA: Florida, one of many states bucking CDC suggestions and vaccinating seniors forward of some frontline staff. It’s a large enterprise. And Ryan Young is out entrance.

[Cuts to video]

RYAN YOUNG: This bumper to bumper visitors jam twists across the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. A line so lengthy, drivers have greater than sufficient time to get out and stretch.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: You must be affected person, nevertheless it’s a very good setup.

YOUNG: Not simply in Orlando. Elderly Floridians throughout the state anxious to obtain the COIVD-19 vaccine are coping with the same scenario. In Fort Myers, many are bringing garden chairs as they sit and look forward to hours. Nine to be actual for this man.

BRUCE SCOTT: I personally really feel there’s acquired to be a greater manner.

YOUNG: Because Florida has one of many largest populations over the age of 65 Governor Ron DeSantis determined to interrupt barely with CDC suggestions which requires frontline healthcare staff and first responders to be vaccinated first.

GOV. RON DESANTIS (R): We consider that the higher strategy is to deal with the aged first and for many, then we’ll get into important staff.

YOUNG: The vaccine, a lot wanted within the sunshine state which has seen darkish days this yr. More than 21,000 COVID deaths to this point, lots of them seniors

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: We know those who haven’t survived.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN 1: Unfortunately.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: Unfortunately.

YOUNG: But the issue is, all 67 counties are dealing with the vaccine rollout in a different way, creating some confusion.

SCOTT: Though, I’m grateful to get the vaccine, I really feel that there’s acquired to be a greater option to distribute this. For individuals that basically want it, aged that could be disabled ultimately. They cannot endure this course of. So, there’s acquired to be a greater manner.

YOUNG: The points not restricted to lengthy traces. Some seniors have heard the vaccine is out there and beginning exhibiting up at hospitals solely to get turned away. While others flood hospital telephone traces trying to make appointments.

In South Florida, Broward Health says they’ve already booked up with vaccine appointments and will not tackle extra sufferers till February. Back in Orange County, 30,000 individuals signed up inside 24 hours on the county’s web site. They vaccinated greater than 1,500 seniors on the primary day. A dose of hope throughout this terrible yr.

CANDICE SELTER: Great, I can not wait to see my grandkids. I can’t wait to hug these little guys. It’s simply been so lengthy and coming that– so relieved. It’s simply great.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN 2: We’re simply feeling very blessed proper now.

[Cuts back to live]

YOUNG: Bianna, day two, we’ve seen a exceptional change to what we noticed yesterday. Cars are wrapped across the block. Now, seniors get the shot right here, then they journey over to this parking zone over right here the place they’ve to take a seat and look forward to 15 to half-hour to verify they do not have opposed response.

One last item, we heard from the Governor immediately, Ron DeSantis, and he says he isn’t going to take the shot as a result of the seniors right here should get it first. Back to you.

GOLODRYGA: Many consider that was the precise transfer by the Governor.