Democrat Attorney General Letitia James stated that the Department of Health undercounted COVID-19 nursing deaths by as much as 50%.
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo directed COVID-19 patients to be treated at nursing homes, which led to the elderly getting infected and dying from the virus.
At this time, it is still unclear why Governor Cuomo made this fatal decision to so many elderly residents in New York. However, the Attorney General has made it clear that Cuomo may have underplayed this catastrophe’s true extent.
The nursing homes most affected had low staff ratings and an inadequate supply of personal protective equipment to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
According to the report released on January 28, over 70% of New York deaths can be attributed to people 70 years and older.
The elderly, of course, are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, and statistics show has the lowest survival if affected by the virus.
Many times, patients in nursing homes have pre-existing conditions, which can attribute to even worse symptoms than contracting COVID-19 alone.
COVID-19 patients being sent to nursing homes was a terrible idea that should never have happened in the first place.
Our elderly are some of the most valuable parts of the United States population and should’ve been protected at all costs.
Instead, many elderly folks in New York’s state were sent into harm’s way by politicians and even our health officials with jurisdiction in the area.
The American people deserve an answer, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should give it to them.
This is not a partisan issue; it is an American issue.
Governing in reckless ways such as this should be faced with ample amounts of criticism. As of late, Governor Cuomo has received very little.
Cuomo’s younger brother, Chris Cuomo, host of one of CNN’s top shows, has yet to press his older brother despite his policies’ danger.
Instead, both Cuomo brothers have often joked around on air without giving the American people the answers they beg for regarding the nursing home scandal.
The Cuomo family may joke around on air, but sending COVID-19 patients to nursing homes is no joke, and there must be accountability for actions like that.