Governor Andrew Cuomo, scion of Mario Cuomo, is today as famous as
his father, also a governor of New York state for three terms. Like
Robert Moses, he is one of New York's great and infamous power
brokers. Though initially lavishly celebrated for his handling of the
coronavirus pandemic, not least by himself, it is now apparent that
Cuomo's management of the crisis was a juddering and fatal failure.
Thousands died because, ignoring the advice of experts, he shut down
too late and returned still sick patients to nursing homes. The
crisis was intensified by his previous commitment to austerity, which
saw the slashing of funding to hospitals.
A vital riposte to
Cuomo's recently published book about the pandemic, now increasingly
derided as self-serving and deceitful, The Prince is a searing
indictment of Cuomo's handling of coronavirus and his time overall in
the highest office of the state.