The Morning Briefing: Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 Death Toll Gets a Shocking Recount

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Noted Pandemic Leader Andrew Cuomo’s Hands Are Even Bloodier Now

Happy Friday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. I dreamed of a kiddie pool filled with taquitos last night. I may have to make that happen.


I’ve got to say that working from the opposition hasn’t been awful so far. There is never a shortage of things to write about and the first nine days have been kind of a blur, this week especially. It feels like Monday morning was about three hours ago. If I can just avoid the gulag this might be survivable.

If Tom Brady wins another Super Bowl, all bets are off.

Focusing on sports makes me feel like less of a domestic terrorist. I highly recommend it. Keeping the flask full helps too.

Those of you who have been reading the Briefing throughout the plague know that there are few players in this horror theater whom I despise more than the elder of the Double Fredos, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

During our most recent VIP Gold live chat yesterday, Stephen Green, Bryan Preston, and I were ranking the worst governors in America based on how they have handled the pandemic. There was consensus that Gretchen Whitmer was in the number three spot. We all thought that Cuomo and Gavin Newsom were tied for number one.

I hadn’t read any of the day’s news yet and found out that Cuomo had staked a claim to the top spot.

It would appear that Cuomo’s already massive COVID-19 body count is actually much, much higher than originally thought. It’s rather amazing that any elderly people in the state of New York are still alive while Gov. Stalin reigns.

My Townhall colleague Courtney O’Brien has more:


“It’s finally happening,” Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “@NYGovCuomo is going to have to answer for his role in the nursing home tragedy and the cover up. The angels won.”

After months of investigative work, New York Attorney General Letitia James and her office released their report on the number of COVID-related fatalities in state nursing homes. Over the summer, the New York State Department of Health reported that just over 6,600 people had died from COVID. But as predicted, that number appears to have been severely undercounted, perhaps by as much as 50 percent, the attorney general regretted to announce. New York was the only state in the nation with a major outbreak to not include in their count those individuals who died from COVID after being transferred to the hospital.

Fifty percent.

That’s some pretty devious cooking of the death books.

Cuomo is a real piece of work. He also may very well be clinically insane. He has consistently insisted that his handling of the pandemic was brilliant. Of course, the paste-eaters in the MSM kept reinforcing little Andy’s delirium. Remember, this was the guy they were all hoping would replace Biden if he dropped out of the race. They all lauded Cuomo’s prowess while deriding Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose actions in his state have been freedom-based and successful.


The clearest sign of Cuomo’s mental instability came this week when on two different occasions the moron publicly stated that “incompetent government kills people.”

He said that with a straight face.

Seriously, if you have any elderly relatives in New York who have survived Cuomo thus far, get them out of there. Who knows when this lunatic will go on another killing spree?

Cuomo is representative of the pandemic experience in the U.S. Everybody who has been awful at dealing with it has been praised, while those who’ve done what needed to be done without preening for the media have been ridiculed. The left still treats Anthony Fauci like a genius when he’s nothing more than a pathetic attention whore who has contradicted himself so many times it’s fair to wonder if he didn’t sustain a head injury last year and is still suffering from its effects.

Just six months ago, the MSM was saying that President Trump was irresponsible for promising a vaccine by the end of the year.

Seriously, these idiots haven’t gotten anything right.

Nor will they anytime soon.

Have a great weekend.

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The Kruiser Kabana

It’s been a while. Maybe I should just pencil this one in for every Friday.

I think I’m going to need extra Lent this year.


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PJ Media Senior Columnist and Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author ofDon’t Let the Hippies ShowerandStraight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.” His columns appear twice a week.


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