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Andrew Cuomo: ‘Nobody’ Should Be Prosecuted for NY Virus Deaths

Posted by M. C. on May 18, 2020

Especially the governor of the US COVID death capital.

One key criticism is that New York took weeks after the first known care home outbreaks to begin publicly reporting the number of deaths in individual homes — and still doesn’t report the number of cases.

Isn’t it a criticism of China that they hid the numbers?

At least Cuomo got to throw his weight around and talk tough for a while. I think that is his favorite thing to do.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/18/andrew-cuomo-nobody-should-be-prosecuted-for-ny-virus-deaths/

…Cuomo has garnered blowback for a now-reversed March 25 directive regarding nursing homes, which reads: “No resident [of a nursing home] shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH [nursing home] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”

To date, at least 4,800 residents have died in New York nursing homes between March 1 and May 1, according to figures from Cuomo officials.

Cuomo faced criticism at a recent briefing for saying that providing masks and gowns to nursing homes is “not our job” because the homes are privately owned.

“It was such an insensitive thing to say,” said state Assemblyman Ron Kim, a Queens Democrat who noted that it wasn’t until just this past week that New York and neighboring states announced a plan to combine forces to buy protective gear and medical supplies for nursing homes.

“If we had focused on that early on,” he said, “we could have saved a lot of lives.”…

One key criticism is that New York took weeks after the first known care home outbreaks to begin publicly reporting the number of deaths in individual homes — and still doesn’t report the number of cases. By the time New York began disclosing the deaths in the middle of last month, the state had several major outbreaks with at least 40 deaths each, most of which were a surprise to the surrounding communities and even some family members.

Be seeing you

 

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