Shortly after this action Cuomo was asked about Zucker’s comments and the Governor played dumb; as if he had never heard of the idea before. I recently spoke with John Gilmore and he found the idea of Cuomo not knowing what Zucker said to be laughable. According to Gilmore, Cuomo is a micromanager and certainly told Zucker to make the public statement about mandatory flu shots. Basically Cuomo floated a trial balloon.
The balloon didn’t float.
We are 40 days away from the election, and all of Albany (sans Cuomo) is up for reelection. In New York mandatory flu and HPV vaccination has always been extremely unpopular. Some Albany Democrats recently released statements stating they are against mandatory flu vaccinations because they know how unpopular the idea is and don’t want to lose on November 3rd.
It appears we have dodged this bullet; for now. How quickly this one will rear its head again all depends on the election results. If the Democrats keep their super-majority in Albany, mandatory flu shots will be right back on the table very fast.
*** (Note – pic of Cuomo allegedly getting flu shot at the top of this report is from 2019, not 2020. I never believe photo-ops like this one. Highly likely he posed for the shot, but never got the shot)
August 19, 2020 — Dr. Howard Zucker is the Commissioner of New York State’s Department of Health. He was Cuomo’s right-hand during the COVID chaos, and oversaw the horrifying deaths of up to 16,000 senior citizens in nursing homes. Many write Zucker off as a “Cuomo lackey” who performs whatever function the Governor demands of him, but before doing that let’s take a closer look at New York State’s top doctor.
According to Zucker’s bio at the New York Department of Health (NYDOH) website, Zucker was an Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in charge of the Health Technology & Pharmaceuticals cluster and was the highest ranked American at the WHO. He is also a member of the extremely powerful Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), as well as the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs, and was a “high-level expert” on public health for NATO.
WHO & CFR are globalist organizations that help to plan and implement global agendas that have no consideration for American sovereignty. In fact the CFR is on record as desiring to destroy the national sovereignty of the American Republic. Zerohedge.com recently reported the following:
As Richard N. Gardner, former deputy assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations under Kennedy and Johnson, and a member of the Trilateral Commission, wrote in the April, 1974 issue of the Council on Foreign Relation’s (CFR) journal Foreign Affairs (pg. 558) in an article titled ‘The Hard Road To World Order‘: In short, the ‘house of world order’ will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great ‘booming, buzzing confusion,’ to use William James’ famous description of reality, but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault.” (emphasis added)
Zucker is fully aware that there is a global agenda to end the national sovereignty of America. He is aware that Big Pharma has a stranglehold on WHO and American politicians (including him and his boss). And I believe he is also aware that a high death toll during New York’s COVID crisis was a desirable outcome to the globalist powers he has served in the past and still serves today. He didn’t need Cuomo to inform him of this, and the two of them were perfect partners-in-crime to ensure New York had the highest COVID fatalities on the planet to help usher in an era of increased authoritarianism and forced medical procedures on New York residents (especially forced vaccination).
On August 3, 2020, when Zucker testified at New York legislative hearings addressing the nursing home COVID crisis, not only did he refuse to state how many nursing home seniors died from COVID-19, he dismissed himself early from the hearing as he had somewhere more important to be. On August 10, the second day of hearings dealing with New York nursing homes, neither Cuomo nor Zucker bothered to show up at all.
There needs to be an independent investigation of both Zucker and Cuomo, with subpoena power, and both men need to testify in public, together, at the same time.
(Part 2 of this series will detail more on WHO IS DOCTOR HOWARD ZUCKER, including his sorted past of being one of Big Pharma’s favorite puppets in New York.)
NY Take Action: Second nursing home hearing today. Will Cuomo finally tell us how many died?
From John Gilmore & Autism Action Network
August 10, 2020 — The New York Assembly and Senate held a hearing last Monday on the covid 19 diaster in nursing homes. Another hearing on covid 19 is scheduled for today, Monday, August 10 at 10 am. The primary witness last week was Health Commissioner Howard Zucker. He used every trick in the book to avoid answering questions. He rambled on about irrelevant data. He preceded “answers” with detailed, but pointless, preambles. He answered questions that were not asked. He used every bureaucratic trick in the book to avoid saying anything of substance. And when directly questioned on the most important question of the day: How many people got ill with covid 19 in nursing homes but died in hospitals? He just simply refused to answer, saying he wanted to be sure he gave them a precise answer and would not even attempt an approximation.
Nursing industry insiders have said they believe the death count in the hospitals is at least eual to the deaths in the nursing homes and probably greater, which puts the nursing home resident death count somewhere around 13,000 to 16,000. Zucker’s overt contempt for the legislature, and the people who elected them, was evident when he excuse himself early because he claimed he had some more important engagement!
Deaths skyrocketed after Cuomo ordered on March 25 nursing homes to accept people with active cases of covid 19. Cuomo disregarded federal guidelines that said covid 19 patients should only be allowed in nursing homes IF they could be physically separated from other residents, IF there could be separate staffs, and IF the nursing home had adequate personal protective equipment. None of these guidelines were followed, and Cuomo prohibited the nursing homes from even testing residents to see if they have covid 19. In the aftermath, Cuomo blamed the deaths first on Howard Zucker, then nursing home employees, nursing home operators, nursing home visitors, the CDC, Trump, Republicans, and the media.
Nursing home issues are not usually with the scope of the Autism Action Network, but Cuomo used the same policy at groups homes and residential settings for people with disabilites. And if Cuomo set out to deliberatly injure the autism and vaccine-injured community during the last four years what would he have done differently?
Before you take action on these issues if you value the information and advocacy provided to you by the autism action network please make us possible for us to do so by supporting our one fundraising event of the year we do in conjunction with the Autism Community Walk, here: https://grouprev.com/autismcommunitywalk2020-AutismActionNetwork which is TENTATIVELY scheduled for Sunday, October 18 in Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon, NY. Cuomo willing.
Please click here Take Action to send a message to the decisionmakers asking what is the point to have hearings on covid 19 and nursing homes if the Governor continues to keep the number of deaths secret?
Then call all of the following influential Albany Lawmakers:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, (518) 474-8390
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, (518) 455-2584, (914) 423-4031
Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie, (518) 455-3791, (718) 654-6539
Senate Health Committee Chair Gustavo Rivera, (518) 455-3395, (718) 933-2825
Senate Aging Committee Chair Rachel May, (518) 455-2838, (315) 478-8745
Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee Chair James Skoufis, (518) 455- 3290, (845) 567-1270
Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried, (212) 807-7900, (518) 474-4941
Assembly Aging Committee Chair Harry Bronson, 518-455-4527, 585-244-5255
Assembly Investigations Oversight, Analysis and Investigations Committee, Chair John McDonald, (518) 455-4474.
The facts are clear. Governor Andrew Cuomo decided that he would place people with active cases of covid 19 into nursing homes even though, in his own words, he knew the disease would spread like, “fire through dry grass.” He prohibited nursing homes from testing residents to determine if they have covid 19 which made it impossible to following federal guidelines, that required keeping covid 19 patients physically separate, using separate staffs and using adequate personal protective equipment. Once the death count exploded, he gave the nursing homes retroactive liability protect form any lawsuits. Now he refuses to tell us how many of our family members died.
Governor Cuomo is a disaster for any family affected by the issues the Autism Action Network works to change.
He has cut developmental disability funding by more than half since he came into office.
Early intervention is falling apart in many parts of the state due to inadequate resources.
Special education resources are getting thinner and thinner due to exploding numbers of students with autism 9-13% growth from more than 20 years
There are ten-year waiting lists for group homes
Group home residents have no functioning legal protection from abuse or other criminal acts since Cuomo’s own invention, the “Justice Center” was declared unconstitutional 3 years ago.
He eliminated the religious exemption from vaccine mandates to attend school
Obtaining a medical exemption from a vaccine mandates is nearly impossible now without a lawsuit
And he had volunteered you and your children to be lab rats with whatever the covid 19 industry decides is in their best interest to impose on us. “Anything we can do to work with the federal government to get the vaccine done faster, we are all in,” Cuomo said on April 16. “We want to use New York as a laboratory. We are ready, willing and able.”
Cuomo still won’t release nursing home deaths, Covid 19 hearings announced
July 17, 2020 — Hearings on New York State’s response to the covid 19 epidemic were announced by the State Senate and Assembly. These hearings will be an indirect way to examine how Governor Andrew Cuomo has performed. He was given complete control over the response to covid 19 by the legislature on March 3.
The most important hearings, based on the estimated number of deaths resulting from policy decisions will be hearings on the nursing home fiasco scheduled for August 3 and 10, and on the subways on August 25.
Cuomo had been criticized for his decision, since rescinded, to force nursing homes to admit patients with active cases of covid 19, even though CDC safety guidelines could not be followed, and his Executive Order prohibited nursing homes from even testing residents for covid 19.
Cuomo still has not released information on how many people caught covid 19 in nursing homes but died in hospitals, and other locations, outside the nursing homes.
Before you take action on these issues if you value the information and advocacy provided to you by the autism action network please make us possible for us to do so by supporting our one fundraising event of the year we do in conjunction with the Autism Community Walk, here: https://grouprev.com/autismcommunitywalk2020 which is TENTATIVELY scheduled for Sunday, October 18 in Belmont Lake State Park in Babylon, NY.
Please click on this link Take Action to send messages to the Governor, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins, Speaker Carl Heastie, Assembly Health Chair Richard Gottfried, Senate Health Chair Gustavo Rivera, your State Senator and your Assemblymember asking them to release the number of people who died in nursing homes and who contracted covid 19 in a nursing home but died in a hospital or other location.
Add up 252 numbers, which includes 4 separate numbers for each on New York’s for 63 counties in New York,
The current death total is 6482. BUT as it says on the NYSDOH document, “This data does not reflect COVID-19 confirmed or COVID-19 presumed positive deaths that occurred outside of the facility.”
The hearing on the Metropolitan Transit Authority (subways) is crucial as well. Cuomo, not NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, has ultimate control over the MTA subways. In March, the number of trains were substantially reduced, which resulted in the remaining trains being packed with riders. In April a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study said, “New York City’s multipronged subway system was a major disseminator – if not the principal transmission vehicle – of coronavirus infection during the initial takeoff of the massive epidemic that became evident throughout the city during March 2020.”
There is no mention of the hearings currently on the State Senate website (nysenate.gov.)
Here is the current schedule. Each of the hearings will be live-streamed on the State Senate and Assembly websites. (nyassembly.gov and nysenate.gov)
July 28 – How COVID-19 Has Impacted Higher Education: This hearing will examine how COVID-19 affected higher education institutions, students and faculty in the 2020 Spring semester and the impact it will have on the upcoming 2020-21 academic year.
August 3 & August 10 – Residential Health Care Facilities and COVID-19: These hearings will review New York State’s rate of infection and mortality due to COVID-19 in residential health care facilities.
August 11 – Elections in a Pandemic: A Review of the 2020 Primaries: This hearing will review the turnout and systemic voting issues in the 2020 primary elections and evaluate how well New York handled voting during a pandemic.
August 12 – Hospitals and COVID-19: This hearing will review New York State’s rate of infection and mortality due to COVID-19 in hospitals.
August 13 – Impact of COVID-19 on Workers: This hearing will explore the impacts of COVID-19 from a worker’s perspective, including unemployment insurance receipts, workplace safety standards and the impact of the federal Payroll Protection Program on maintaining employment.
August 14 – How COVID-19 Impacts New York’s Veteran Community: This hearing will examine how COVID-19 affected veterans.
August 25 – COVID-19 and the MTA: This hearing will evaluate the financial and operational impacts of COVID-19 on the MTA.
July 17, 2020 — Governor Cuomo has announced guidelines for reopening schools in New York after the COVID-19 closures. New York Senate Candidate in the 27th Senate District, Liz Glass, has broken down all of the most important aspects of those guidelines using the Governor’s own words. She also includes many questions that remain unanswered. It is lengthy, but well worth the read for every New Yorker.
In summary from my point of view, Cuomo has announced guidelines for schools that will force no socialization, no physical human contact, no appropriate exercise, school’s will become fertile grounds for tracking the populace through mandatory contact tracing schemes, and they can be shutdown completely once again at a moments notice. All students & faculty must wear masks all day long regardless of any negative health impacts they may cause, and regardless of the fact that face masks have been found to have no benefit in preventing flu-like respiratory illnesses from being transmitted outside of medical settings.
To me this is all laying the ground work for Reimagine which Cuomo already stated on May 5th should replace in-person schooling in New York State.
Read what Elizabeth Glass has to say on these matters below, or if you prefer, watch her speak to all of these issues on Facebookby clicking HERE — End of FED UP DEM commentary:
Below written by ELIZABETH GLASS
Hi I’m Elizabeth Glass, a candidate for NYS Senate in Manhattan’s District 27. The Democratic primary was June 23, 2020, and as of today – July 16 – the Board of Elections is still counting the absentee ballots.
But the results from the in-person voting have been AMAZING…this campaign truly is a people’s movement, and I am proud to stand with you as we fight for our freedom, and our children’s future.
Speaking of our children, Governor Cuomo recently issued the 23-page “Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Schools.” These guidelines will determine how New York State’s 688 school districts will reopen, as well as the educational fate of millions of New York children. Cuomo also presented a formula that will ascertain if they think it is safe for schools to reopen.
I will include in the comment section a summary of the guidelines, as well as pertinent and helpful links, but want to address the following issues with you right now:
1) General legal and scientific questions pertaining to the guidelines, 2) Mandatory face coverings, and 3) Contact tracing.
We could include countless other issues, but the vast majority of us have so little time, so it’s prudent to focus attention where it is most needed.
It should be noted that these issues are only relevant if schools open at all. Based on what’s been presented, there is no guarantee that that will happen, particularly in NYC… and once again, our homes will become juvenile house arrest, thanks to Governor Cuomo, as well as the state reps, including my opponent, who voted to give Cuomo such unchecked power.
(I’ll post info in the comment section more about that vote, the bill S7919/A9953).
I) General legal and scientific questions
Cuomo stated at the press conference:
“Schools open if the region is in Phase 4 and the daily infection rate remains below 5% using a 14-day average (since “unPause” was lifted”…date not specified, but it is June 6).
“Schools close if (the) regional infection rate is greater than 9% using (a) 7-day average.” (after August 1st)
He also said “We will make formula determination during the week of August 1 to 7.”
“If the virus spikes between August 1 and the school opening date…the schools hit an emergency “close” button.”
He also said “We have more testing and data than any other state.”
Here are some questions for the Governor, and please share your thoughts in the comment section. Let me preface by saying my heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones to this virus. As a lifelong New Yorker, my family lost many wonderful friends, yet I know in my heart that they would want us to make decisions for our kids based on facts and reputable scientific studies, not fear.
Question: Summer camps in New York were allowed to open on June 29. There were no formulas involved in opening the camps. If camps could just open, why not schools?
Question: The guidelines do not include reputable scientific studies documenting that children are at risk of serious illness or mortality from the COVID-19 virus, or that they are significant vectors of transmission. Where are these studies? Do such studies exist?
Question: About these formulas and infection rates and time spans: the numbers seem random, like some DOH worker used one of those paper fortune tellers to come up with numbers. Where is the scientific justification for these formulas?
Question: Teachers and staff have no idea if they will have a job in less than eight weeks, and parents have no idea if their children will start school in less than eight weeks. It almost seems like Cuomo wants everyone unemployed, and to lose their assets. What do YOU think?
Question: Cuomo stated: “We have more testing and data than any other state.” We have more “data” than any other state because we have had more deaths than any other state. New York is 6% of the US population, but 30% of the COVID-19 deaths in the US were New Yorkers. Why is this failure presented as an attribute?
II) Face Coverings/Masks
At the press conference, Cuomo stated: “For schools that are authorized (to open) the students and staff must abide by social distancing and mask guidelines…(masks must be worn) when students and staff cannot maintain social distancing.”
Question: If masks work, why can’t schools simply reopen? Also, please provide reputable scientific studies demonstrating the efficacy and safety of mask-wearing for 6+ hours per day. (News Flash: There are no studies.)
III) Contact Tracing
Cuomo breezed over the topic of contact tracing at the July 13 press conference, merely stating that “Tracing has to work in the schools.”
Here is Cuomo’s description of contact tracing:
“As part of the strategy to reopen, we will…use contact tracing to limit the spread of the virus; and implement a phased return to a ‘new normal.’” (April 16, 2020 email)
(At a press conference on April 22) Cuomo described the “Test, Trace, Isolate” process in more detail:
“How does it work? You test a person (for COVID-19). If the person winds up positive, you then trace that person’s contacts.”
“Contacts,” are people you have been in close proximity to: co-workers, family, someone at a supermarket. This information is found via an app on your phone, which tracks your location, and shares this and your medical status with the government.
Cuomo continued: “…(For) every positive (person identified) you have to go back and trace…Once you trace and you find more (people who test) positive, then you isolate (them). They are under quarantine. They can’t go out. They can’t infect anyone else.”
There will be “Isolation Facilities” for people who test positive for COVID-19 and who cannot self-isolate.
Cuomo: “This entire operation has never been done before…you have never heard the words “test trace isolate” before. A few textbooks have (described) it, (but it has) never (been) done anywhere near this scale. So it is an intimidating exercise. But I say “so what?”
“We have to put together a tracing army…Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has volunteered to help develop the program which will recruit, hire, and train 17,000 tracers statewide.”
Question: If a student who participates in contact tracing comes into contact with infected people several times over the course of a year, how does this impact his or her education plan?
Question: Quarantining necessitates that the individual has his or her own bathroom. What if a child tests positive, the family only has one bathroom, but more than one kid…what happens?
Question: If the person who tests positive has no symptoms – they are asymptomatic, they feel fine, they’re healthy – required to self-isolate? What if they don’t want to quarantine?
Question: What about teachers and staff who are tested, traced, tracked and must quarantine? Will there be enough substitute teachers available?
On a final note: at a press conference, Cuomo quotes from a book about the Fall of the Roman Empire:
“When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then (they) ceased to be free” implying we should be responsible and comply with government orders for the greater good.
The truth is: as Americans, and as living human beings, we can’t wish for freedom; it is a critical responsibility that we fight for it, for our children, and our descendants.
Thank you for listening and your support, please like the Facebook page (Facebook.com/glassforsenate), follow me on Twitter (@glassforsenate) and Instagram (@glass_for_senate). The links for the social media are at glassforsenate.com
I am Liz Glass, a candidate for NY Senate in District 27. We are stronger together, and every one of us is essential.
Question: “If masks are worn in public at all times, how are children exposed at all, and forced to quarantine?”
Question: The 4th Amendment of the Constitution guarantees “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects.” Isn’t contact tracing unconstitutional?
Summary of “Interim COVID-19 Guidance for School”:
“If (the district) can reopen, follow the guidelines. Leave specifics to the school districts.”
Other parameters include:
• Lunch in classrooms and social distancing in cafeteria
• Schools must develop before and aftercare plan.
• Protocols for extracurricular activities
• Daily screening: temperature checks and forms that need to be filled out
• Cleaning & disinfecting procedures
• Possible closures as per health department
• Staff and students must participate in contact tracing (which I will describe).
Cuomo also spoke of the 20-member Reimagine Education Advisory Council, made up of 17 education officials, two teachers and one parent. Reimagine Education is an initiative by the Gates Foundation, which seeks to revolutionize education by ending in-school instruction, replacing it with distance learning. The Council came up with guidelines, as well, including:
• Districts must have flexible plans
• Prioritize in-school learning for most needy students
• Maximize space in school and community to increase in-class time
• Prioritize arts, career, tech, and labs for in-person instruction
• Use innovative models like community schools
• Establish best practice for hybrid and remote instruction
Question: Since the Gates Foundation failed NY kids with “Common Core,” why is the organization being consulted on “Reimagine Education”?
July 15, 2020 — Seeing CNN turn on Governor Cuomo may be the true marking point of when the Governor started to descend down his very own mountain.
CNN’s Jake Tapper rightly criticized the ludicrous, ridiculous mountain poster put out by #GovernorFail Andrew Cuomo as a “victory lap” where there is no victory to be found. Tapper talks about Cuomo selling a poster of New York’s COVID nightmare that has references to his own daughters, his daughter’s boyfriend, and other inside jokes. It truly is a despicable poster that has endless offensive sketches and doodles throughout the entire monstrosity.
However, as Tapper points out Cuomo fails to mention any of the following points in the poster:
32,000 dead New Yorkers
Highest death toll by far of any state
Cuomo ignored warnings that could have saved lives; should have acted sooner
Cuomo forced nursing homes to take all COVID infected patients
Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins Tapper and admits Cuomo has absolutely nothing to be celebrating.