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The ABC talk show co-host praises Gov. Cuomo's coronavirus response: 'Right' in all early efforts

The ABC talk show co-host Sunny Hostin praised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the coronavirus, saying he was "just right on" in the early stages of the pandemic. "I think people in New York took it very seriously," she said, "because we were the epicenter." Hostin's comments came amid widespread criticism of Cuomo's requirement that New York nursing homes accept patients who tested positive for the coronavirus – something many said was the cause for many deaths among the elderly. New York's government recently released a report on the issue that garnered significant backlash as it found no strong link between Cuomo's nursing homes order and some of the nation's deadliest nursing home outbreaks. The report says the virus’ rampant run through New York nursing homes was propelled by the 37,500 nursing home workers who became infected between mid-March and early June and unknowingly passed the virus on. CALIFO

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle called out Governor Cuomo on nursing home policy that led to thousands of deaths

There is an old saying that if you don’t blow your own horn, there won’t be any music. Gov.  Andrew Cuomo  obviously is a believer, having ended his streak of 111 daily  coronavirus  briefings with another blast of praise for himself. From March 2 until Friday, he held forth in marathon appearances that boosted his political ratings. Early on he hit an incredible 87 percent approval in the state and an April poll found that 56 percent of national Democrats wanted to dump Joe Biden and make Cuomo the presidential nominee. That support reflected how skillfully the governor performed in front of the camera. He appeared to have command of the facts and used big graphics to demonstrate the flow of cases, hospitalizations and deaths. He repeated the federal mantra of “flatten the curve” to justify his historic shutdown of New York. As time wore on, Cuomo got personal and used his mother, three daughters, CNN-anchor brother, late father and others as props. The off-topic detours,