The disastrous decision by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to send thousands of COVID-positive patients into nursing homes is turning out to be far worse than originally acknowledged by his health department. This revelation comes against the backdrop of the overbearing, arrogant Democrat having spent a lot of time patting himself on the back for doing a great job during the pandemic, to the point of publishing a book touting his leadership. Cuomo even won an Emmy for the grandstanding way he handled the daily COVID press conferences.
The new and highly disturbing information in this unfolding scandal, which runs counter to the corporate media’s fawning coverage of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s big brother, is particularly notable in that it was released by Letitia James, the state’s far-left, anti-Trump attorney general.
“James’s report shows that nursing homes were even deadlier than previously thought,” the New York Post declared.
The Post summarized the AG’s findings from a 76-page report (emphasis added):
“As part of the report, James’ investigators surveyed 62 nursing homes across the state and found that 1,914 residents from those facilities either died there or at nearby hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus or exhibiting symptoms of the deadly disease. That figure was 56 percent higher than the numbers for those facilities published by the state Department of Health…
“If that undercount is consistent across the entire state — it would push the number of nursing home deaths from the current tally of 8,711 presumed and confirmed coronavirus cases to more than 13,000.”
The Cuomo administration allegedly only counted those infected persons who died at nursing homes rather than including those who passed away in the hospital after being transported there from nursing homes.
The report goes on to suggest that about 30 percent of the state’s total COVID-related fatalities occurred in nursing homes and that many of these facilities allegedly failed to isolate residents who had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Democrats like Cuomo consider themselves the party of science.
Reaction on social media and in the political world generally to this breaking news about a potential massive coverup is still unfolding.
U.S. Rep. and GOP rising star Elise Stefanik didn’t mince words, however: “The Worst Governor in America and his sycophant hacks will try to blame the nursing homes. Don’t let them get away with it. This is Cuomo’s crime and his staff’s criminal coverup.”
The Worst Governor in America and his sycophant hacks will try to blame the nursing homes.
Don’t let them get away with it.
This is Cuomo’s crime and his staff’s criminal coverup.
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) January 28, 2021
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz quipped that “I’m sure CNN will cover this diligently.”
I’m sure CNN will cover this diligently. https://t.co/GTZyV1emfq
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 28, 2021
Cuomo apologists are trying to deflect, but others are also weighing in, including Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean who lost both her in-laws, who lived in eldercare housing, to the virus:
It’s finally happening. @NYGovCuomo is going to have to answer for his role in the nursing home tragedy and the cover up. The angels won.
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) January 28, 2021
Gov Cuomo’s decision to write a book and take a victory lap on COVID (in the middle of the pandemic) may be one of the most tone deaf moves in political history. https://t.co/bqXnCRVZ7S
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) January 28, 2021
Yeah, that’s not gonna happen. Maybe he’ll win a Tony to go with his Emmy. He was lauded by libs solely for being the anti-Trump. They were more than willing to overlook his incompetence to own Trump.
— Floyd Lawson (@FloydLawson78) January 28, 2021
Cuomo Primetime is gonna be LIT tonight.
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) January 28, 2021
I’m sure @NYGovCuomo‘s book will also be very detailed about this subject.
— C. Swickster 🇺🇸 (@cdswick) January 28, 2021
Reminder that in October, @NYGovCuomo tried to deflect criticism of New York's handling of nursing homes & COVID by falsing accusing @GovRonDeSantis's Florida of doing what Cuomo had done himself.
Via @__TheScript__https://t.co/fUEQxDPFQd https://t.co/o5ngLZl450 pic.twitter.com/R1hX0hY2gR
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) January 28, 2021
In case you hadn't guessed by now, it's clear that the reason why DOH and the rest of the @NYGovCuomo administration have been stonewalling nursing home death data is because it is ghastly. https://t.co/U7tBQ5mUOg
— Casey Seiler (@CaseySeiler) January 28, 2021
My wife’s grandma died in a nursing home from COVID-19 this sort of corruption cannot be allowed at any level of government. There has to be criminal charges against the New York State Health Department and Governor Cuomo. https://t.co/2pjIndIcmn
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) January 28, 2021
God bless @JaniceDean. Without you, there would be next to no attention on the carnage Andrew Cuomo inflicted on nursing homes in New York State. We're finally learning the extent of it today, and I'm sure it's just the beginning, unfortunately.
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) January 28, 2021
Dozens of TV interviews Gov. Cuomo has done over the past 10 months would not broach this elephant in the room out of fear of alienating the Governor and perhaps some watching at home. And here we are: https://t.co/ZZcceb8fcq
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) January 28, 2021
Prior to the AG report, New York Republicans were reportedly even touting the traditionally apolitical Dean, who has become Gov. Cuomo’s critic in chief for his mishandling of the pandemic response, as a potential candidate for governor in 2022.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 25, 2021
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