NY hospitals sent some 6,300 coronavirus patients to nursing homes, officials say, as Cuomo tries to deflect

FOX: New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nation’s highest nursing home death tolls.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has taken intense criticism over the policy, instead contended the virus’ rampant spread through the state’s nursing homes was propelled by more than 20,000 infected home staffers, many of whom kept going to work unaware they had the virus.

“Facts matter. And those are the facts,” state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in a news conference.

New York’s report came more than a month after The Associated Press did its own count finding that hospitals around the state released more than 4,500 recovering coronavirus patients to nursing homes under a March 25 Health Department directive that required nursing homes to take recovering coronavirus patients.

The directive was intended to help free up hospital beds for the sickest patients as cases surged. But several relatives, patient advocates and nursing administrators who spoke to the AP at the time blamed the policy for helping to spread the virus among the state’s most fragile residents. To date, more than 6,400 deaths have been linked to the coronavirus in New York’s nursing home and long-term care facilities. more here

7 Comments on NY hospitals sent some 6,300 coronavirus patients to nursing homes, officials say, as Cuomo tries to deflect

  1. 6,300??? … damn Andy, you’re a mini Uncle Joe Stalin … on a State scale
    bet that killed off a lot of old people! … Hitler’s Aktion T4 would be so proud of your offshoot

    way to go! the CCP salutes your extermination efforts! congratulations
    (hearing “L’Internationale” in the background)

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  2. Cuomo is indeed a mass murderer and to top it off, he gave liability protection for a major campaign donor who happens to operate a number of these senior centers.

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  3. contended the virus’ rampant spread through the state’s nursing homes was propelled by more than 20,000 infected home staffers
    “Facts matter. And those are the facts,”

    and just how did the staffers acquire the covid?
    moron’s gotta moron

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  4. Andrew Cuomo needs to Come to Jesus and confess his sin and corruption. Until he does, this crime will never be absolved. He won’t. He will whine, distract and manipulate “fact” and “science” to suit his fantasy story board. FU, Andrew Cuomo!

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  5. Samaritan’s Purse set up a field hospital and POTUS Trump sent a yuge! Navy hospital ship to NYC at great expense. Neither were used by Cuomo.

    Leftist governors and mayors across this land have demonstrated over and over just how willing (eager) they are to kill Americans in order to exercise and retain political power.

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  6. I wouldn’t be surprised if Cuomo secretly had key staff put rat poison in grandpa and grandmas food in his mass killer nursing homes!

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