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Cuomo Celebrates N.Y. Coronavirus Response In New Book

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Darren McGee
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Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo drew national attention for his daily Coronavirus briefings during the height of the spring outbreak.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo condemned the federal government's coronavirus response and lauded his own leadership in his new book released on Tuesday.

Cuomo’s book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,” describes how he negotiated with President Trump in order to get hospital beds, ventilators and other supplies for the epicenter of the virus in New York.

He credited his administration for testing capacity and enforcement of COVID-19 safety guidelines. Cuomo concedes a few mistakes, including waiting too long to mandate New Yorkers wear masks.

Only a few pages respond to inquiries into the state’s handling of the virus in nursing homes, which killed at least 6,300 residents. The book comes as new cases in New York increase and shutdown orders again close hotspots.

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