The most vulnerable population dying from COVID-19 has been those over 70, particularly those who live in nursing homes. But in New York specifically, the people who needed the most protection during this pandemic were instead harmed under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The media celebrate Cuomo, even going as far as awarding him an Emmy and praising his book about coronavirus leadership, despite the fact this his decisions have directly led to more coronavirus deaths than any other state in the Union.
Governor Cuomo ordered nursing home residents to their deaths and then blamed…you guessed it…the Trump administration for his incompetence. Way to be a statesman, Andrew.
Now it is being reported that the Cuomo administration underreported and potentially covered up the total number of deaths from his unconscionable executive order.
If the findings by the New York State attorney general are true, he should be forced to resign…immediately.
The New York Post reported, “On Thursday, Attorney General Letitia James announced that an investigation by her office showed the state’s official nursing home death toll from COVID-19 would increase by more than 50 percent if it included residents who died in hospitals.
The move led Health Commissioner Howard Zucker to finally release that data, which revealed the total number of nursing home deaths was 12,743 as of Jan. 19.”
How did Cuomo respond to the attorney general’s report? Obviously, he expressed regret and apologized for his misdeeds, right?
The coward Cuomo had the audacity to utter the following statement: “But who cares — 33 [percent], 29 [percent] — died in the hospital, died in a nursing home? They died.”
What a jackass!
Pardon my unprofessional critique, but there is no more dignified word to use to describe the arrogance and idiocy of that statement.
I, like many of you, have grandparents who reside in nursing homes, and if the governor of their state ordered them to their deaths, I would be furious and would want justice to be served. I feel sympathy for the families who lost loved ones to this incompetent fool.
Fortunately, the momentum for an investigation and a forced resignation of the governor is gaining steam.
Fox News reported that “Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., is calling for a federal investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has been slammed for undercounting coronavirus-related nursing home deaths.
The congresswoman told ‘Justice with Jeanine Pirro’ Saturday she believes New York Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard Zucker should resign from his post after the state’s Attorney General Letitia James released a report Thursday suggesting the Department of Health could have miscounted deaths by nearly 50%.
Stefanik then called for the resignation of Gov. Cuomo himself if a federal investigation into the claims proves a ‘criminal coverup.’”
It has been reported that the executive order has been taken down from the New York State government’s website. So, before I end this piece, I leave you with the text in its entirety. We here at FreedomWire won’t let Andrew Cuomo get away with his incompetence and deceit:
“No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”