Cuomo was widely praised for his calm, but firm handling of the virus in the initial days of the outbreak, where his measured daily press conferences often stood in stark contrast with President Trump’s more combative White House briefings.
A scathing Associated Press report last month found more than 4,300 coronavirus-infected elderly patients were sent to vulnerable nursing homes.
The state has estimated that more than 5,000 nursing home and longterm-care facility patients have died from coronavirus, but a Daily Caller report found that New York could be drastically under-reporting the deaths.
"New York followed the president's agencies' guidance," Cuomo said last month.
So don't criticize the state for following the president's policy."