New York AG Finds Governor Andrew Cuomo May Be Responsible for Thousands More Deaths in NY Than Thought
During the coronavirus pandemic, no state has been worse than New York.
They have utterly failed in every regard in their efforts to combat and mitigate the effects of this virus.
The actions of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and especially the orders of Governor Andrew Cuomo have resulted in the deaths over more than 42,000 New Yorkers, more than any other state.
The largest portion of these deaths came from nursing homes after the nursing homes were forced to take in people who had tested positive for the virus based on Gov. Cuomo’s orders.
Just from the nursing home catastrophe, it was reported that 20% of the deaths in New York at that time had come from nursing homes. That is about 6,400 out of about 32,700 deaths (according to August numbers).
Now, a new report from New York Attorney General Letitia James has determined that “COVID-19 resident deaths associated with nursing homes in New York state appear to be undercounted by DOH by approximately 50 percent.”
The report places most of the blame for the deaths on low-rated nursing homes, which received the same mandate as higher-rated ones even though they were ill-equipped to properly separate and care for COVID-positive patients. The blame for the undercounting, however, seems to be placed on the Cuomo administration.
The Office of Attorney General (OAG) hand-picked 62 nursing home facilities and requested in-facility death totals and total deaths, which would include patients who were sent to hospitals and died there. The 62 facilities reported 1,266 in-facility deaths to OAG between March 1 and sometime between April 12 to July 19, depending on when the facility responded. For the same time period, the DOH only publicized 1,229 in-facility deaths, a difference of 3%. As the OAG noted, while this discrepancy may seem low, “closer analysis revealed that some facilities reported the location of the person at the time of death inconsistently.” When removing those facilities, the discrepancy jumped to 18.66%.
I seem to remember Gov. Cuomo being hailed as a sort of hero for his fast-thinking action and doing so well with the virus. He even wrote a book about it.
Instead, it looks like he’s the loser that we thought he was and as a result, should be impeached over his crimes against humanity.