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New York sent more than 4,500 coronavirus patients into nursing homes after Cuomo order: AP

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Peter Hasson on May 22, 2020

New York nursing homes were forced to accept more than 4,500 coronavirus patients from hospitals thanks to an order from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a tally by The Associated Press found.

Cuomo has come under heated criticism for his March 25 order forcing recovering COVID-19 patients into New York nursing homes — a decision blamed for the state’s high body count among the elderly. The governor waited roughly six weeks before reversing the order on May 10.

The New York State Department of Health refused to release the results of an internal survey on how many coronavirus patients were placed in nursing homes across the state, the AP reported.

The health department is knowingly under-counting the number of nursing home deaths as a result of a quiet rule change made in late April, a department spokesman previously acknowledged following a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.

The state changed the rules for counting nursing home deaths between April 28 and May 3, after Cuomo faced scrutiny for ordering nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients.

Until at least April 28, the health department was disclosing coronavirus deaths of all nursing home and adult care facility residents, regardless of whether the patient died at their long-term care facility or at a hospital.

By May 3, the state had made a subtle change to its disclosures, web archives show. The health department now only discloses coronavirus deaths of long-term care patients who died while physically present at their facility.

Put differently: A nursing home resident, who became sick at their nursing home and then died shortly after arriving at a hospital, is omitted from New York’s tally of nursing home deaths.

The end result is a sharp reduction in the official number of deaths at many such facilities. New York is the only state with a major coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes to report those fatalities that way.

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    Anonymous May 23, 2020

    Odd that we see very little or no coverage of this in the MSM fake news.

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    Rich May 23, 2020

    I would say I feel bad for New Yorkers but they are the ones who voted this nitwit in and that is the primary reason I left N.Y. Years ago I was fortunate to see the handwriting on the wall and left while the leaving was good and anybody who is still there better wise up and get going before it’s to late. The no counts there will grab whatever they can from the tax payers and soon it will be like Californicate every body running away and then only the few who are still paying taxes will be left holding the bag, good luck suckers.

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    Crazy Elf May 23, 2020

    I understand Cuomo is going to release the names of his victims soon! I’d hate to be in his shoes when relatives come knocking on his door!

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    Doug rodrigues May 23, 2020

    ….and some people wonder why Democrat run city governments fail…. Keep Democrat politicians far, far away from being ib a position where they run your lives.

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    Alex Czeranko May 23, 2020

    I find it interesting that NY changed the way it counted deaths from nursing homes during this pandemic. Sounds as if their Health Department was forced to by leadership. Was this to try to protect the governor from his obvious mistake of putting Covid-19 patients back into nursing homes ? I sense a lot of lawsuits from this, as well as there should be

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    Bill Cook May 23, 2020

    You can’t in NY,Manhattan controls who who gets to be governor in NY ,they out populate Long Island and upstate and there all Democrat assholes !

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    MARC CAMP May 23, 2020

    When will Cuomo be charged for murder?

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    Jojodmonkey May 23, 2020

    The DOJ should begin a criminal murder investigation immediately!

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    Gary May 23, 2020

    cuomo isn’t the only democrat doing this. In fact Mich. governor whitmore is putting covid 19 patients in nursing homes. In fact she is still doing it even after all the reports of it killing many people in nursing homes. Yes she should be classified as a murderer. There was just a report about a covid 19 patient that was beating residents to a pulp. This came about whitmore put him in there and would not let anyone in to see there loved ones. If they could have gotten in there these beatings would have been found out sooner. Whats worse letting loved ones in to see family or strangers with covid 19. Yes whitmore needs to go to jail for murder.

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    Anonymous May 23, 2020

    Cuomo should be charged with murder!!!

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    Larry May 23, 2020

    Cuomo Is a mass murderer needs to be arrested before he does more murders

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    Michele Ballew May 23, 2020

    He deserves what ever he gets. President Trump provided him with ships maned was professional medical teams but instead of cuomo using them he put the sick with the healthy knowing how fast Coronavirus spread and still he didn’t care, his only purpose was to prove President Trump was wrong in sending those even though cuomo had asked for for more help President Trump got right on it but cuomo wasn’t expecting that so he couldn’t but the President down for that. So he just flat refused to use the materials he was given to save these New Yorker’s lives thinking he at least turn things around some how and still put the blame on President Trump. A true Demorat through and through. He threw those poor elderly people would die and it would be a horrible painful death but he didn’t care anything to put down Trump and try and build himself up. When he had hundreds or thousands of beds and medical teams and supplies just waiting to help save these poor innocent elderly lives only cuomo decided to play God and MURDER EACH AND EVERY ONE OG THEM EVEN THE HEALTHY. And then have the nerve to act like it was no big deal they were going to die at some point anyway. Do we really want someone like with that mindset in our government? Stop and think about it. Where and when does it end. Cuomo needs to be held accountable for his actions. Just think about what you’re loved ones went through prior to death. Let that be enough to put him away. It’s about time congress has to abide by the same laws they vote in for us.

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    David May 24, 2020

    Needs to be tried for first degree murder. What he did is biological murder.

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    Peter Craw May 24, 2020

    As of last week, Cuomo was claiming he knew nothing about this. Either he has dementia, or he’s lying. Since he’s a Democrat, he won’t accept responsibility for 4,500 needless deaths.

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    sensrbtch May 25, 2020

    gov queermo is a murder! he is accountable for hundreds of deaths ,NOT ATTRIBUTED to CHINA19?! demoriods do not know twat they are doing, therefore they do their worst, out of plain stupidity. no thought? no hindsight,or fore thought?! he readily admits to a System WIDE FAILURE; DMV,UNEMPLOYMENT,CARE FOR THE PEOPLE. And that does not include the illegals,where VETERANS GIT NOTHING; and illegals git the benefits!? while all this is true,it was that way before the china19 bomb? this state of affires was this bad then. queermo needs to be arrested for tyranny!

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