It sure would be embarrassing for someone who wrote a book about his own amazing Gubernatorial leadership during a pandemic if it turned out that he was keeping us all in the dark about how bad it REALLY was.
Especially if his state had the second-highest per-capita death toll in the country and a COVID deaths-per-100k rating that far exceeded those of EVERY SINGLE national average in the WORLD?
Because that might make it look like all the trouble Andrew Cuomo took to scapegoat ‘Orange Man Bad’ was nothing more than one giant New-York-sized CYA move from the very beginning. And a cynical attempt to run a hated Republican out of office.
Be an awful shame if a scandal like that were to come back and bite someone in the ass, afterword, wouldn’t it?
New York State undercounted COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50%, according to a scathing report from the state attorney general that adds to long-running complaints about how Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo handled the long-term care population.
Attorney General Letitia James said investigators found data that suggest many nursing home residents died after being transferred to the hospital. But that wasn’t reflected in the Cuomo administration’s tally of 8,500 deaths, she said.
Some nursing homes appeared to underreport their deaths to state authorities, and Ms. James found that lackluster compliance with infection-control protocols, putting residents at risk. -WashingtonTimes
Hey Andrew, is all of that a FEDERAL responsibility, or a STATE responsibility?
And whose signature, personally, was on that infamous order in March compelling nursing homes to accept COVID positive patients into the midst of the very people whose lives were already known to be most imperiled if they became infected?
Were there any chapters about THIS in that book of self-praise detailing what a champion leader you were during the pandemic? Did any of this get a mention when you stepped up to accept that Emmy?
How many times did you lecture us about the danger WE would pose to the elderly, when it was your own administrative failures driving such a big part of the death rate from the beginning?
If Cuomo had any sense of honor or same, he would apologize to New Yorkers, Americans, and even to Donald Trump for all that shameless spin-doctoring, trying to set up anyone, anyone at all, as his fall guy, just so it wouldn’t become the virus that killed Cuomo’s own high-minded political ambitions.
Maybe if his brother’s network weren’t so full of incestuous nepotism, they would have had the political independence to ask the hard questions about why some Blue States were so badly underperforming their Red State counterparts.
Maybe the difference in how De Santis protected his state’s retirees while New York threw them to the wolves played some part in how different the body count looks in Florida with MORE retirees and a greater population than the Empire State.
Andrew can sweep it under the rug all he wants. But we have the receipts. Get ready, there are a LOT of them! For a story like this one, it’s time we remind him who he REALLY is as we take a walk down memory lane.
The ‘trusted’ media would never do this, so we will do their jobs for them.
Here is just a sampling of ClashDaily’s reporting related to Cuomo’s New York COVID stories, in chronological order:
- Having A Heart Attack In NYC? You Could Be S.O.L. — Here’s Why [Apr 3/2020]
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sent COVID Patients To Retirement Homes–With A Supply Of Body Bags [Apr 24/2020]
- Cuomo Finally Feeling Heat Over Nursing Home Fatalities [Apr 27]
- NYC’s COVID Death Rate In Nursing Homes Is Due To Governor Cuomo’s Disastrous Policies [May 8/2020]
- Cuomo’s Officials Caught Cooking The Books On Nursing Home Deaths [May 17… NOTE: this IS the change in the reporting rules for what qualifies as a nursing home deaths]
- Fox News Persona’s Tragic Story Puts A Human Face On Cuomo’s Disastrous Decisions [May 21/2020]
- SHOCKING: Cuomo’s Policy Sent More Than 4,300 COVID-Positive Patients Into Nursing Homes [May 22/2020]
- Memory Hole: Cuomo’s Order Forcing COVID Patients On Nursing Homes Scrubbed From Gov’t Website [May 27] (What honest purpose would be served by making this order with Cuomo’s signature on it quietly disappear?)
- Cuomo Agency Reports Gov. Cuomo’s Policy Didn’t Cause NY Nursing Home COVID Deaths–Blames Healthcare Workers [July 7/2020]
- New York Nursing Home Deaths Are ‘A Significant Undercount’ But Gov. Cuomo Doesn’t Want An Independent Investigation [August 11] (Do you suppose Cuomo opposed it because he understood that scapegoating Trump was helping Joe Biden? Would you call that ‘corruption’?)
- WATCH: NY ‘Luv Gov’ Gaslights Us All About COVID Nursing Home Culpability[October 1/2020] (Still going strong)
- Dear Politicians: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Just Showed What Leadership In A Pandemic Looks Like — Take Notes! [December 1/2020] (Meanwhile, in Florida, where business are open and life is returning to normal… a different story)
He hasn’t let up. Just yesterday we ran this story where he was STILL trying to gaslight us all into believing he was the hero and that Trump was personally responsible for the sorry state of his state.
Government incompetence, Andrew?
Was the problem at the Federal level?