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 embrace media and leisure figures from over 60 international locations and 500 corporations, 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 mentioned Cuomo is being honored with the academy’s Founders Award for utilizing his briefings to tell and calm the general public. Earlier recipients embrace former Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, and director Steven Spielberg.
“The governor’s 111 every day briefings labored so effectively as a result of he successfully created tv exhibits, with characters, plot strains, and tales of success and failure,” he mentioned. “Folks around the globe tuned in to seek out out what was occurring, and New York robust grew to become an emblem of the dedication to combat again.”
Cuomo used his greater than 100 Powerpoint-driven slideshows and his typically emotional, typically acerbic type to supply 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 individuals hospitalized directly.
The pandemic peaked in early-to-mid April, when over 18,000 individuals had been hospitalized directly and hospitals and nursing houses reported as many as 800 deaths in someday.
New York has reported at the very least 34,187 deaths of individuals on account of COVID-19, in line with knowledge from John Hopkins College & Medication. And at the very least 6,600 residents have died in nursing houses, in line with state knowledge, which does not state what number of nursing residence 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 exams had been developing optimistic.
New York is now seeing far fewer deaths and hospitalizations than this spring. Nonetheless, the state’s every day common of COVID-19 instances over the previous seven days has greater than doubled in two weeks as instances surge nationwide.