Andrew Cuomo to get Worldwide Emmy for coronavirus briefings
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ready to quickly obtain an Worldwide Emmy award for his once-daily televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic that killed tens of 1000’s of New Yorkers this spring.
The Worldwide Academy of Tv Arts & Sciences, whose members embody media and leisure figures from over 60 international locations and 500 firms, introduced Friday it plans to current the award to the Democratic governor in a live-streamed present Monday.
Worldwide Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner stated Cuomo is being honored with the academy’s Founders Award for utilizing his briefings to tell and calm the general public. Earlier recipients embody former Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, and director Steven Spielberg.
“The governor’s 111 every day briefings labored so properly as a result of he successfully created tv reveals, with characters, plot traces, and tales of success and failure,” he stated. “Folks around the globe tuned in to seek out out what was happening, and New York robust turned an emblem of the willpower to combat again.”
Cuomo used his greater than 100 Powerpoint-driven slideshows and his typically emotional, typically acerbic fashion to offer every day updates and element his administration’s efforts to shutter the economic system and keep away from predictions of as many as 100,000 folks hospitalized without delay.
The pandemic peaked in early-to-mid April, when over 18,000 folks have been hospitalized without delay and hospitals and nursing houses reported as many as 800 deaths in someday.
New York has reported not less than 34,187 deaths of individuals as a result of COVID-19, in accordance with information from John Hopkins College & Drugs. And not less than 6,600 residents have died in nursing houses, in accordance with state information, which doesn’t state what number of nursing dwelling residents died in hospitals.
The variety of every day infections, hospitalizations and deaths plummeted as Cuomo slowly reopened the state’s economic system this summer time, when about 1% of assessments have been arising constructive.
New York is now seeing far fewer deaths and hospitalizations then this spring. Nonetheless, the state’s every day common of COVID-19 circumstances over the previous seven days has greater than doubled in two weeks as circumstances surge nationwide.
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