NEW YORK, NY – According to Fox News, an independent watchdog report says that the nursing home policies put into place by the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic most likely caused as many as 1,000 additional deaths. The Albany-based nonprofit Empire Center for Public Policy released its report – which was based on information provided to them by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) – on Thursday, and focused on the period of time between March 25 and May 10, 2020.
During that period, the report says, Cuomo – in an effort to reduce overcrowding in hospitals – directed nursing homes to accept patients who had tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor’s mandate, the reports says, is “associated with” at least one out of every six of the 5,780 nursing deaths recorded in New York State during that time period.
“Statewide, the findings imply that COVID-positive new admissions between late March and early May, which numbered 6,327, were associated with several hundred and possibly more than 1,000 additional resident deaths,” the report said.
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION: GET ONLY 'FEATURED' STORIES BY EMAIL
Big Tech is using a content filtering system for online censorship. Watch our short video about NewsGuard to learn how they control the narrative for the Lamestream Media and help keep you in the dark. NewsGuard works with Big-Tech to make it harder for you to find certain content they feel is 'missing context' or stories their editors deem "not in your best interest" - regardless of whether they are true and/or factually accurate. They also work with payment processors and ad-networks to cut off revenue streams to publications they rate poorly by their same bias standards. This should be criminal in America. You can bypass this third-world nonsense by signing up for featured stories by email and get the good stuff delivered right to your inbox.
Cuomo has been experiencing intense backlash and scrutiny after it was revealed that his secretary, Melissa DeRosa, had admitted in a phone call that state officials had withheld from federal authorities the full nursing home death toll – allegedly cutting the number of deaths in half – out of fear that the data could “be used against us” by the U.S. Department of Justice. The revelation spiked bipartisan calls for a probe into his administration’s handling of the pandemic, as well as calls for Cuomo to resign.
Governor Cuomo has not yet responded to the findings of the Empire Center for Public Policy’s report.