Janice Dean, a Fox News meteorologist who lost both of her in-laws as a direct result of New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s edict to confine crowds of elderly people in nursing homes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, is normally not a political person. Throughout her career, she has stuck to reporting the weather and has stayed away from making political comments.
But after both of her husband’s parents died because of Cuomo’s callousness, negligence, and rush to appear to be “doing something” about COVID-19, she has become scathingly critical of the governor’s and the state’s response to the problem.
Now, however, one of Cuomo’s spokespeople has literally decided to add insult to injury to the case of Janice Dean.
Arrogant Rulers Mocking the Little People
While speaking to the Daily Mail, Richard Azzopardi, a spokesman for Cuomo, was asked to comment on what happened to Dean’s family and her criticisms of the governor’s nursing home and vaccine rollout policies.
“Last I checked, she’s not a credible source on anything except maybe the weather,” Azzopardi snapped.
This comment comes from the defender of a governor who once said, as people were complaining about the harshness of his lockdown orders, that even one life lost to COVID-19 was too many and that no price was too high to pay to save even one life.
One wonders what has happened to the once saintly compassion of the Cuomo administration.
Originally, Cuomo had ordered nursing homes to admit COVID-positive patients, despite the fact that the elderly are at significantly higher risk of death from the virus than anyone else in the population. On May 10, he reversed the policy after about 12,000 deaths had happened as a result. Then, when journalists tried to obtain statistics about deaths and hospitalizations from the governor’s office, Cuomo blocked their attempts to do so.