WASHINGTON, DC: Governor Andrew “Killer” Cuomo is directly responsible for the deaths of over 5,800 nursing home patients from coronavirus in New York State. Cuomo’s science-denying policy of March 25th forced 4,400 people who tested positive for COVID-19 into nursing homes across New York State. Even though there were more than 2,000 available beds on the Navy Hospital ship Comfort.
Another 2,000 at the Javits Center. And 2,100 unused beds at a field hospital in the heart of the outbreak in Brooklyn. 6100 available beds, all constructed at a cost of millions of taxpayer dollars.
Instead of discharging these COVID-19 patients to readily available facilities specifically built for the outbreak, those facilities went largely unused. The Brooklyn facility alone had a capacity of 2,100 people but never saw a single patient.
Instead, Gov Cuomo deliberately and systematically followed a policy guaranteed to threaten the lives of every nursing home patient in the state of New York. To not put sick people into nursing homes is simply common sense. Why on earth would Cuomo do this? Or allow it to happen. Why did he not stop it from happening?
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has shamelessly used the coronavirus crisis to puff up his national political profile, ordered the elderly hospitalized with Covid back to their nursing homes where they could spread the virus like so many Typhoid Marys. Amid calls for a Federal probe into Cuomo’s callous and deadly decision to rip elderly patients from their hospital beds and send them back to cramped senior facilities, Cuomo demurs, blaming…you guessed it: Trump!
In Pennsylvania a particularly cruel (and unelected) creature, Rachel Levine, in charge of the state’s Covid policy oversaw a virus outbreak that claimed the elderly in care facilities as 70 percent of the entire state’s death toll. Astonishing! A real genocide of the old. Of course before she ordered those elderly hospitalized with Covid back to their care facilities to infect and kill others she moved her own mother out of the facilities and into a hotel.
‘Odd and unusual’ test results at Caulfield aged care facility
It comes as an aged care home in Melbourne’s south-east is investigating
why two of its residents have returned conflicting coronavirus test
results this month.
Victoria has recorded five new coronavirus cases since yesterday, one of whom is a resident at the HammondCare aged care facility in Caulfield.
In a statement, HammondCare said while the resident had returned a positive result on the first test, the second test result was negative.
“We certainly acknowledge that this circumstance is odd and unusual.”
Ms Raguz said HammondCare was working with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to understand why the conflicting results had
Tests may have picked up a different coronavirus strain
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said one possible explanation for the
test results was that some labs were detecting different strains of coronavirus, those which did not cause COVID-19.
“It can be a bit unusual, and sometimes the tests have been done at a lab that has a slightly different methodology that might be likely to pick up a … reaction with another coronavirus,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
Gov. Cuomo will never be confused with Fiorello La Guardia. “When I make a mistake, it’s a beaut,” the legendary mayor of New York once confessed.
Unfortunately, Cuomo’s pride and political calculations don’t allow him to admit error even as he finally reverses one of the mostly deadly policy mistakes in New York history.
Nursing homes and rehabilitation centers have tallied more than 5,000 coronavirus deaths, yet the governor accepts zero responsibility despite his March 25th order forcing them to take infected patients from hospitals.
Now he says they no longer have to do that, announcing Sunday that “a hospital cannot discharge a person who is COVID positive to a nursing home.”
Indeed, the initial order denied nursing homes the right even to ask if patients being sent by hospitals had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Now hospitals must do discharge tests and only those who are negative can be referred to nursing homes.
Said one nursing home executive, “It feels at least a month too late.”
Unlike New York State, Floridaisn’t keen on murdering its parents and grandparents: “No Sunshine State patient can be discharged from a hospital into a nursing home without anegative test result,…even those who show no symptoms must be tested and confirmed negative.”
“States that have taken better precautions have seen far fewer nursing-home deaths. With a nursing-home population of about 70 percent of New York’s, Florida has seen about 10 percent as many nursing-home deaths.” 5/5/20
On March 25, [NY State Gov.] Cuomo mandated that nursing homes admit active virus patients: “No resident shall be denied readmission or admission to the [nursing home] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.”
Now Cuomo says he changed his mind:
The ultimate cover-your-ass move. Thousands of seniors died as a result of his homicidal nursing home policy.
Cuomo says ‘nobody’ should be prosecuted over coronavirus deaths amid criticism over nursing home policy
By FOX News, May 18, 2020:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
said “nobody” should be prosecuted over coronavirus deaths, including
nursing homes, saying older people were “always going to die from this
Cuomo has come under fire for his policy enacted March 25 forcing nursing homes to take in COVID-19 positive patients, which has only recently been reversed.
One reporter at an Albany press conference on Sunday asked the
governor what he had to say to families who had lost loved ones in
nursing homes to coronavirus. “They’re looking for accountability and
they feel that they were failed, what’s the comment to that?”
Cuomo noted that 139 people had died in New York state from
the virus on Saturday. “How do we get justice for those families? Who
can we prosecute for those deaths? Nobody. Mother Nature, God, where did
this virus come from? People are going to die by this virus, that is
On Saturday, the Washington Post reported that Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force response administrator, is accusing the CDC of using an antiquated model to track coronavirus deaths that could be responsible for inflating the death numbers by as much as 25 percent. The Post cites four unnamed sources who reported a dispute between Birx and Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, last Wednesday over the modeling.
“There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust,” Birx reportedly said, according to two of the Post’s sources.
If the 25% inflation number is true, that would place the total deaths closer to the 66,000 death figure that the government predicted in April.
We need not rely on an off-the-record citation from the Washington Post to know that where there is smoke, there is fire. Birx already publicly admitted last month that CDC is telling states to code any death of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 as a coronavirus death, even if it is not proven that the death was caused by COVID-19. The problem is now that we know the virus is so much more widespread than previously thought, and therefore so much less deadly, how can we assume that anyone who merely tests positive for the virus died because of the virus? This is especially true now that we know that the majority of those who test positive for coronavirus in areas where everyone is tested (ships, meatpacking plants, and prisons, for example) are asymptomatic?
…Yet at the same time, we know that 65% of nursing home residents die every year within a year of admission and 52% within six months. Overall, roughly one-quarter of the approximately 2.8 million annual fatalities in this country occur in a senior care facility. That’s nearly 13,500 a week. We also know that once COVID-19 gets into a nursing home, it’s likely that a majority, if not nearly all of the residents, will test positive.
Speaking after a meeting of National Cabinet, Scott Morrison said despite his “strong reminder” to facilities earlier this week
that the advice is residents can have two visitors a day, some facilities were still barring families from seeing their loved ones.
“I am flagging very clearly at a federal level, that should we not see an improvement in this area, under the voluntary arrangements that we currently have in place, that the Commonwealth would be moving to require aged care facilities that wish to have an exemption to those national principles … they would need to seek authority to do that from the Commonwealth,” he said.
The Spanish military has been brought in to help disinfect areas, including nursing homes, as the
disease spreads in one of Europe’s worst-hit countries.
“The army, during certain visits, found some older people completely
abandoned, sometimes even dead in their beds,” Defence Minister Margarita Robles told broadcaster Telecinco, according to the BBC.
She did not say what had caused the deaths.
Comment by tonytran2015: This is a terrible event. All other aged residents of this nursing home now face the deadly disease.
The 82-year-old was on Wednesday confirmed to have COVID-19 after he picked up the virus from an infected aged care worker in her 50s at BaptistCare’s Dorothy Henderson Lodge in Macquarie Park.
The health care worker had been in contact with an infected person from
the Macquarie Park aged care facility, but the means by which the woman in her 50s caught coronavirus remains undisclosed.