New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, accuses NY Gov. Cuomo of undercounting COVID deaths
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been accused by New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, of undercounting COVID deaths in the state’s nursing homes by as much as 50 percent. After James’ report and mounting pressure from the public, New York state has finally released data for nursing home deaths resulting from COVID-19, and the picture is grim.
“The state’s Health Department quietly updated its chart of nursing home deaths, which now includes those who died at hospitals. Previously the 4,067 nursing home patients who died in hospitals had only been included in the overall state count. The public knows that the total number of nursing home patients who died from the coronavirus is 13,163; about one-third of those individuals died in a hospital.
Last summer, the Cuomo administration reported that 4,800 New York nursing home patients had died from the virus between March and May. That apparently was not true.”
Cuomo has enjoyed positive “news” coverage from the left-mainstream press; he was even awarded an Emmy as he allegedly hid or grossly played with the numbers.
At or about this time, Cuomo made remarks directed at former President Trump, such as “incompetent government kills people. More people died than needed to die in COVID.” Source: Bright.com.
The lack of mainstream media coverage of Cuomo’s handling of the Corona Virus and their aggressive treatment of Trump on these issues is appalling. It took a Democrat to take action—that is a positive start.