(WIVB) – Before people anticipate themselves, Governor Cuomo says a vaccine is still months away, at least for the general public.
Global experts predict that the coming weeks may bring the worst pandemic.
That is why the country is now working on a vaccine distribution plan.
When he’s ready, Cuomo says there will be a schedule to distribute it fairly while also identifying priority groups.
But there was still a problem that so many Americans had expressed their distrust of the Food and Drug Administration, even though the FDA was about to change.
To help question the vaccine, Cuomo says New York will be part of an 8-nation panel that will review the FDA without causing a delay.
I will be the first person to put the needle in their arm after the state commission said it was okay. I would never ask New Yorkers to get a vaccine that I didn’t believe nor would I take it myself. This is the best way I know to build confidence in a vaccine. “
Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State
Other parts of the Como Winter Plan include testing schools in a way that helps keep schools for grades kindergarten through 8 open.
The plan also takes into account adjusting factors that determine whether the exact mass area is yellow, orange, or red, to include hospital data.
He says the state will now look at hospitalization and bed capacity in the area to try to prevent any hospitals from running out of resources.