Not solely was CNN essential in helping to downplay New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D) mass slaughter of nursing residence residents earlier this yr after packing coronavirus sufferers inside such amenities, however they spent Wednesday decrying Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) name to prioritize aged residents of his state to allow them to get vaccinated towards the identical virus.

Even though DeSantis was following the science that confirmed the aged had an elevated danger of dying from the virus, OutFront fill-in host Bianna Golodryga nonetheless chided the common sense concept to vaccinate them first.

And OutFront subsequent, Florida goes towards CDC suggestions and vaccinates seniors earlier than some frontline staff. So, how’s it going,” she knocked in a tease earlier than the section. She added this after the industrial break: “Florida, one of many states bucking CDC suggestions and vaccinating seniors forward of some frontline staff.”

The report was delivered by correspondent Ryan Youngm who complained about lengthy strains though he would admit Florida had extra aged residents than some other state, and even supposing such a large vaccination effort had by no means been carried out earlier than.

It was kind of like how, final week, CNN host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo complained that Florida had acquired extra doses of the vaccine than New York, even supposing Florida had extra residents over the age of 65.

 

 

This bumper to bumper site visitors jam twists across the Orange County Conference Middle in Orlando, Florida. A line so lengthy, drivers have greater than sufficient time to get out and stretch,” Younger started. However there was an inconvenient tidbit of knowledge that he hid from viewers till the very finish of the section. “Bianna, day two, we’ve seen a exceptional change to what we noticed yesterday.”

That’s proper, his report was outdated and among the hiccups from day one had been labored out. “Automobiles are wrapped across the block. Now, seniors get the shot right here, then they journey over to this parking zone over right here the place they’ve to sit down and anticipate 15 to half-hour to verify they do not have an adversarial response,” he informed Golodryga.

Now, with out initially noting that it had solely been two days since Florida had began providing vaccines to all aged residents, and never simply these in nursing properties, Younger made mountains out of the day-one molehills.

“Not simply in Orlando. Aged Floridians throughout the state anxious to obtain the COIVD-19 vaccine are coping with the same scenario,” he reported. “In Fort Myers, many are bringing garden chairs as they sit and anticipate hours. 9 to be precise for this man.”

Younger additionally griped about how Florida was nonetheless attempting to grapple with the frenzy of aged residents attempting to get vaccinated (Click on “increase”):

The problems not restricted to lengthy strains. Some seniors have heard the vaccine is accessible and beginning displaying up at hospitals solely to get turned away. Whereas others flood hospital cellphone strains seeking to make appointments.

In South Florida, Broward Well being says they’ve already booked up with vaccine appointments and will not tackle extra sufferers till February. Again in Orange County, 30,000 individuals signed up inside 24 hours on the county’s web site. They vaccinated greater than 1,500 seniors on the primary day. A dose of hope throughout this terrible yr.

Once more, it had been two days (counting Wednesday).

Although the section was principally griping, Younger did conclude by noting that DeSantis stated he was refusing to get the vaccine proper now so there could be extra for his aged residents.

“Many imagine that was the correct transfer by the Governor,” Golodryga added with a seemingly pained look on her face.

The transcript is under, click on “increase” to learn:

CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront
December 30, 2020
7:53:04 p.m. Jap [TEASE]

BIANNA GOLODRYGA: And OutFront subsequent, Florida goes towards CDC suggestions and vaccinates seniors earlier than some frontline staff. So, how’s it going?

(…)

7:56:40 p.m. Jap

GOLODRYGA: Florida, one of many states bucking CDC suggestions and vaccinating seniors forward of some frontline staff. It’s a large endeavor. And Ryan Younger is out entrance.

[Cuts to video]

RYAN YOUNG: This bumper to bumper site visitors jam twists across the Orange County Conference Middle in Orlando, Florida. A line so lengthy, drivers have greater than sufficient time to get out and stretch.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: You need to be affected person, nevertheless it’s a great setup.

YOUNG: Not simply in Orlando. Aged Floridians throughout the state anxious to obtain the COIVD-19 vaccine are coping with the same scenario. In Fort Myers, many are bringing garden chairs as they sit and anticipate hours. 9 to be precise for this man.

BRUCE SCOTT: I personally really feel there’s obtained to be a greater approach.

YOUNG: As a result of Florida has one of many largest populations over the age of 65 Governor Ron DeSantis determined to interrupt barely with CDC suggestions which requires frontline healthcare staff and first responders to be vaccinated first.

GOV. RON DESANTIS (R): We imagine that the higher strategy is to concentrate on the aged first and for many, then we’ll get into important staff.

YOUNG: The vaccine, a lot wanted within the sunshine state which has seen darkish days this yr. Greater than 21,000 COVID deaths to date, lots of them seniors

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: We all know people who haven’t survived.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN 1: Sadly.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN 1: Sadly.

YOUNG: However the issue is, all 67 counties are dealing with the vaccine rollout in another way, creating some confusion.

SCOTT: Although, I’m grateful to get the vaccine, I really feel that there’s obtained to be a greater method to distribute this. For those that actually need it, aged which may be disabled in a roundabout way. They cannot endure this course of. So, there’s obtained to be a greater approach.

YOUNG: The problems not restricted to lengthy strains. Some seniors have heard the vaccine is accessible and beginning displaying up at hospitals solely to get turned away. Whereas others flood hospital cellphone strains seeking to make appointments.

In South Florida, Broward Well being says they’ve already booked up with vaccine appointments and will not tackle extra sufferers till February. Again in Orange County, 30,000 individuals signed up inside 24 hours on the county’s web site. They vaccinated greater than 1,500 seniors on the primary day. A dose of hope throughout this terrible yr.

CANDICE SELTER: Nice, I can not wait to see my grandkids. I can’t wait to hug these little guys. It’s simply been so lengthy and coming that– so relieved. It’s simply fantastic.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN 2: We’re simply feeling very blessed proper now.

[Cuts back to live]

YOUNG: Bianna, day two, we’ve seen a exceptional change to what we noticed yesterday. Automobiles are wrapped across the block. Now, seniors get the shot right here, then they journey over to this parking zone over right here the place they’ve to sit down and anticipate 15 to half-hour to verify they do not have adversarial response.

One final thing, we heard from the Governor at the moment, Ron DeSantis, and he says he is not going to take the shot as a result of the seniors right here should get it first. Again to you.

GOLODRYGA: Many imagine that was the correct transfer by the Governor.