NEW YORK – It’s been almost a week since New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a made a public appearance, apologizing last Wednesday amid sexual harassment allegations.
Cuomo did not address those allegations Monday while speaking publicly in New York City.
Instead, he was business as usually calling on all New Yorkers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, especially minorities.
Despite high infection rates, Cuomo says communities of color are being vaccinated at levels below their population rates,
“There is a hesitancy problem in the Black community. Now, they call us hesitancy. I don’t like that word hesitancy because it’s a bologna word. It’s not hesitancy. Call it what it is. It’s a lack of trust,” said Cuomo. “It’s a lack of trust. The Black community is saying ‘I don’t trust the system that says it is safe.’ The Black community is saying ‘too many times we’ve been told to trust the system and the trust was broken.”
Cuomo also announced ten new vaccination sites are opening soon in New York.