A Fox News meteorologist whose elderly in-laws died from COVID-19 has blasted Governor Cuomo for releasing a book praising his own leadership efforts amid the pandemic, in an interview with DailyMailTV.
Senior weather forecaster Janice Dean accused Cuomo of being responsible for her husband's parents' deaths in March after they contracted the virus at two separate nursing homes in New York.
While Cuomo was praised by some for his briefings in the early days of the pandemic, he has also been criticized heavily for some of his policies that led to a high number of deaths at aged care facilities.
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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean, whose elderly in-laws died from the virus after contracting the disease at New York nursing homes, blasted Cuomo in an interview with DailyMailTV
Dean's mother-in-law Dolores Newman (pictured) died a few days after she tested positive at nursing home earlier this year. Dean later learned Cuomo had signed an executive order to move positive patients into aged care facilities
Cuomo has recently copped backlash over his new book and for imposing a new round of lockdown measures last week and New York's positivity rate increased to its highest in months
He was further slammed by critics last month after publishing a self-congratulatory book titled, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In an interview with DailyMailTV on Friday, Dean revealed she was outraged to see the governor patting himself on the back as the pandemic rages on.
'I thought to myself, what governor has the time to sit down and write a book when he should be leading in his state that is still losing people every single day during the pandemic?' she said.
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'He should be writing condolence cards instead of writing a book.'
Dean also criticized Cuomo for focusing on his eventual success in flattening the curve of infections instead of questions about his misguided policies during the early days of the outbreak that may have led to more deaths at nursing homes.
'The fact that he isn't asked those questions really is so frustrating and makes our grief worse,' Dean said.
'And the fact that he's going on a book tour, he's still on a book tour for a book about leadership during a pandemic. Again, is really difficult to watch.'
Dean first lost her father-in-law Michael Newman in late March just hours after the family received a phone call that he had been feeling unwell.
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