by Fiona Harrigan and Peter C. Earle
The American Institute for Economic Research
After a months-long struggle to contain COVID-19, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seems confident that he has steered the state to safety at long last. He has hardly shied away from expressing pride over his pandemic policies, spurring headlines that derided his “gaslighting” and his “cringeworthy victory lap.”
And Cuomo landed squarely in the good graces of White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, who, on July 18, lauded New York State’s handling of the crisis.
Fauci declared, “They did it correctly.”
This interpretation was curious, given that the state’s pandemic prevention efforts have been marred by grave errors (which AIER has previously covered).