New York Attorney General Letitia James reported that Governor Andrew Cuomo underestimated deaths in 62 nursing homes due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus pandemic by as much as 50 percent.
Cuomo is also accused in the same report of putting these seniors at “increased risk of harm” because of policies he implemented since March 25, according to the Daily Caller on Jan. 28.
After the New York Department of Health reported that deaths were just over 6,000, James suggested they would be close to 9,000.
The leading cause of the discrepancy in the tallies is that patients who died in hospitals after being transferred from nursing homes were omitted.
On the other hand, Cuomo was involved in a scandal when he ordered the elderly diagnosed as contaminated by the virus to be re-housed in nursing homes along with those who were not, to free up hospital beds.
Four thousand deaths followed Cuomo’s order, and citizen pressure was so great that he rescinded it on May 10.
The report notes that these deaths occurred at 323 facilities that “apparently had no reported COVID-19 infections before receiving admissions or re-admissions of hospital residents who had been diagnosed with COVID-19,” according to the Daily Caller.
One of the attention-grabbing cases is that of a nursing home that reported 11 probable deaths from the CCP Virus to the Department of Health on Aug. 3.
Upon investigation, it was discovered that 40 residents of the facility actually died from the virus: 27 of them in the nursing home and 13 in hospitals.
James further explained, “While we cannot bring back the individuals we lost to this crisis, this report seeks to offer transparency that the public deserves and to spur increased action to protect our most vulnerable residents,” according to The Washington Times.
Cuomo also boasted that nursing home deaths in his state were the fewest in the entire country. On the other hand, one user notes the irony of his having been rewarded for handling the pandemic.
“Just two months ago, New York Governor Cuomo received the International Emmy award “in recognition of his leadership during the #COVID19 pandemic [CCP Virus],'” notes netizen @disclosetv in a tweet.
Just two months ago, New York Governor Cuomo received the International Emmy award "in recognition of his leadership during the #COVID19 pandemic."
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) January 28, 2021