No Surprise Here: NY AG Report Claims Andrew Cuomo's Admin. Underreported Nursing Home COVID Deaths

Nick Kangadis | January 29, 2021
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It’s way past time for explanations and excuses, but you’ll most likely be hearing a lot of them in the coming days from leftist New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. With the amount of backtracking and deflection we’re going to see from Cuomo, he could fill another worthless book with his rhetoric.

New York Attorney General Letitia James released a report on Thursday claiming that the number of nursing home deaths from the Chinese coronavirus (COVID-19) may have been 50 percent higher than the number reported because the New York State Health Department under Cuomo only counted people who died in nursing homes instead of also including the number of people who died after being transferred to hospitals. 

According to the New York Post:

In a damning, 76-page report, James also said that some unidentified nursing homes apparently underreported resident fatalities to the state Department of Health and failed to enforce infection-control measures — with more than 20 currently under investigation.

The bombshell findings could push the current DOH tally of 8,711 deaths to more than 13,000, based on a survey of 62 nursing homes that found the state undercounted the fatalities there by an average of 56 percent.

The report further notes that at least 4,000 residents died after the state issued a controversial, March 25 Cuomo administration mandate for nursing homes to admit “medically stable” coronavirus patients — which James said “may have put residents at increased risk of harm in some facilities.”

For almost a year now, we’ve had to endure Cuomo’s deflection of blame in which he targeted almost everyone but himself to the point that he wrote a ridiculous book about how to lead during a pandemic. No one should take advice from this book, because the governor allegedly has blood on his hands.

For example, a Bloomberg article published on October 20, 2020 reported that “Cuomo Blames ‘Super Speader’ Trump for Coronavirus Deaths in New York.” The problem with Cuomo’s blind assertion is that Trump basically left the course of action concerning COVID-19 to the states, their governors and state legislators.

Cuomo has been facing criticism from all over the planet, but perhaps no one has been more justifiably critical than Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean. Dean lost both of her husband’s parents, her in-laws, because of COVID in nursing homes last year.

“When I saw the report and knew it was coming probably an hour before it was released,” Dean told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner. “I called my husband and I called my sister-in-law, and I said that maybe the angels won. Maybe the angels will have their day in court and maybe this governor will be held accountable.”

It’d be nice if a politician who actually did wrong was held accountable for their actions. It rarely, if ever, happens. But, all hope is not lost. A lot of politicians need to answer for their overt ignorance.

H/T: Daily Mail