Friday, March 5, 2021

Cuomo's health department prefabrication of nursing home death count confirmed  NY Post

Top advisers to Gov. Andrew Cuomo successfully pushed state health officials to omit from a public report the number of nursing home residents who died in hospitals from COVID-19, it was revealed on Thursday night.

Instead, the July state Health Department report listed only the nursing home residents who died from the virus at their facilities, far undercounting the total death toll of the state’s most vulnerable population, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

The revelation further confirms the Cuomo administration possessed a more complete accounting of the COVID-nursing death count during the summer, but waited eight more months to cough up the true totals after repeatedly stonewalling lawmakers and the media, losing a lawsuit and being subjected to a damning state attorney general report.

Last month, The Post exclusively reported that one of Cuomo’s top aides, Melissa DeRosa, told Democratic leaders in a video conference call that “we froze” out of fear that the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors.

The July report, which largely defended a controversial and since-rescinded administration policy of requiring nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients discharged from the hospitals, had said 6,432 nursing-home residents died from the virus.

In truth, though, more than 15,000 nursing home residents are now reported to have died in the state from the illness, including in their facilities and hospitals.


Anonymous said...

And Gauleiter Crazy Eyes remains in office.
Justice is truly dead.

Anonymously Grey Gardens said...

Cuomo is a predatory, rapacious, arrogant bully and coward. If We, the People don't demand his immediate impeachment, indictment, prosecution and incarceration, then our collective complicity will only hasten our own demise completely (currently in mid-level progress). This brazen public fool DEVALUES honesty itself. Men have been hanged for LESS!

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❝One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject to any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.❞ ——Carl Sagan

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Anonymous said...

The Cuomo sex scandal is very conveniently taking the heat off the nursing home cover up. Him being an old perv is apparently more important than directly causing tens of thousands of deaths.

Anonymous said...

The fake Cuomo sex scandals have everything to do with Cuomo's nursing home / pandemic scandal. No one wants Cuomo's nursing home scandal to hit the fan. Not the media, because they falsely praised him when he was lying about his and Trump's responses. And not the democrats, obviously. If the media were really serious about getting to the bottom of sex scandals, they would have interviewed Tara Reid....
This sex scandal allows the media to usher a massive liability off the stage for virtually no political damage.