Allegations Of Impropriety Continue To Mount Against Cuomo

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo just can’t seem to stay out of the news, and for all the wrong reasons.

Accusations of sexual misconduct against Cuomo made by multiple women have been at the forefront lately — but allegations that his administration completely botched its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to linger as well.

That’s especially the case after a new report from The Washington Post, which states “relatives and other well-connected New Yorkers were among those given preferential treatment at state coronavirus testing centers.”

Part of this process, the Post reported, was to keep state troopers “on standby” to rush the samples of these so-called important folks to a lab, offering those with “priority status” their results within days or even hours. Meanwhile, the rest of New Yorkers often had to wait up to a week for their own results.

“Seven individuals with firsthand knowledge of testing practices said that some people with access to power were able to largely bypass the overburdened resources available to the general public when the pandemic first gripped New York last year,” the Post wrote.

In other words, Cuomo and his minions allegedly made themselves the priority, while placing the people he’s supposed to represent a distant second. The Post went on to detail all this, using workers on the front lines as sources.

“During the early frenetic weeks in March 2020, officials working at testing sites rapidly assembled a system that gave special treatment to people described by staff as ‘priorities,’ ‘specials,’ ‘inner circle’ or ‘criticals,’ according to five people, including three nurses, who described how resources were redirected to serve those close to the governor and other cases that were fast-tracked,” the Post reported.

When it comes to Cuomo, none of this is actually all that surprising. Considering everything surrounding him, if he’s still governor three months from now, he just may need state troopers to usher more than COVID tests from location to location.

This follows a similar report from the Post last week that stated Cuomo gave family members special access to testing, as relayed by OutKick’s Clint Lamb.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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