Sounds like the local New York News may finally be catching up to something that I reported back on May 15 about the funny business when it comes to counting nursing home deaths in New York.
Because up until April 28, according to the New York State Health Department (NYSHD), they counted people who lived in nursing homes as dying in the nursing home as a nursing home death, even if in the last stages that person went to the hospital and died there.
But in early May, the reports the NYSDOH was putting out began omitting nursing home residents who died in the hospital thus obscuring a number of nursing home deaths. So there are actually even more than 5,433.
So why did they change the way they were doing it then? That was right around the time that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was coming under a lot of scrutiny and criticism for his nursing home order requiring nursing homes to accept patients who were positive for the Wuhan coronavirus. So three guesses as to why they changed their method of counting to make the nursing home count look lower. more