New York has been hit harder by the Coronavirus than any other state.
One reason for this is the state’s population density, but decisions made by Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo are another reason.
In March, the Cuomo administration made the insane decision to require nursing homes to admit patients with Coronavirus.
Andrew Cuomo Under Fire for Directive Requiring Nursing Homes to Accept Coronavirus Patients
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing rising criticism over a controversial directive in March requiring the state’s nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients from hospitals, when few had the equipment or training to deal with those patients.
The directive, dated March 25, stated (original emphasis): “No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH [nursing home] 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.”
The New York Times reported Friday that “California, New Jersey and New York have made nursing homes accept Covid-19 patients from hospitals.” The Times added: “Although there is no evidence so far that the practice has allowed infections to spread in nursing homes, many residents and advocates fear that it is only a matter of time.”
The media has help up Cuomo as some sort of hero in this crisis. What will they say about this?
Governor Cuomo's administration made a tragically stupid decision to send elderly patients who tested positive for Coronavirus back into their nursing homes, where 3448 died, 25% of NY's cases. Will fake news cover this up? Democrat Immunity?: https://t.co/7FSYrODKKU
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) April 22, 2020
NY Gov Andrew Cuomo actually sent coronavirus patients INTO nursing homes, putting the most vulnerable at risk?
this is INSANE.
nursing homes should be our top priority for PROTECTION, not infection
— steve hilton (@SteveHiltonx) April 22, 2020
Cuomo trying to make nursing homes the fall guys for his deadly order. Propublica is the first Democrat Party-media site to give him cover. Others will follow. But he is directly responsible.https://t.co/kInNcGioMK
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) April 25, 2020
Things are going to look very different when the dust finally settles after this crisis.