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Wuhan Virus Watch: The Walls Are Closing In on Andrew Cuomo

Wuhan Virus Watch: The Walls Are Closing In on Andrew Cuomo

“Under no circumstances should a hospital discharge a patient to a nursing home that’s not prepared to take care of those patients’ needs. The federal guidelines are absolutely clear about this.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7G7GcOgB_o

New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying so hard to deflect blame away from him after so many elderly people died in nursing homes from the Wuhan coronavirus.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator (CMS) Seema Verma said Cuomo cannot blame Trump for forcing nursing homes to take in coronavirus patients because it goes against federal guidelines.

On March 25, New York’s health department ordered nursing homes to take in coronavirus patients. The homes could not turn them down. (BTW, officials deleted the order from the health department website)

Cuomo claimed he did this because of a March 13 order from CMS, which said the homes (emphasis mine) “should admit any individuals they normally admit to their facility, including individuals from hospitals where a case of COVID-19 was/is present.”

Look at what I emphasized. It said if coronavirus existed in the hospital.

From The Daily Caller:

“Under no circumstances should a hospital discharge a patient to a nursing home that’s not prepared to take care of those patients’ needs,” Verma said on Fox News Radio. “The federal guidelines are absolutely clear about this.”

Verma said she disagreed with Cuomo’s interpretation of federal guidance, noting that the CMS order also stated that nursing homes should only accept coronavirus-positive patients as long as they can follow certain precautions spelled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Yes, the nursing homes will have COVID positive people … if they are prepared to handle the unique needs of that patient,” Verma said. “Anytime you discharge a patent from the hospital it is the responsibility of the hospital to make sure that the patient is safe when they discharge them.”

Australian Infectious Disease Researchers Question Data Used to Cause WHO to Suspend Hydroxychloroquine Trials

A study by Lancet “found Covid-19 patients who received the malaria drug were dying at higher rates and experiencing more heart-related complications than other virus patients.”

So WHO decided to halt the trials.

The study included data from Australia: Five hospitals, which recorded 600 patients and 73 deaths as of April 21.

However:

But data from Johns Hopkins University shows only 67 deaths from Covid-19 had been recorded in Australia by 21 April. The number did not rise to 73 until 23 April. The data relied upon by researchers to draw their conclusions in the Lancet is not readily available in Australian clinical databases, leading many to ask where it came from.

The federal health department confirmed to Guardian Australia that the data collected on notifications of Covid-19 in the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System was not the source for informing the trial.

Guardian Australia also contacted the health departments of Australia’s two most populous states, New South Wales and Victoria, which have had by far the largest number of Covid-19 infections between them. Of the Australian deaths reported by 21 April, 14 were in Victoria and 26 in NSW.

Victoria’s department confirmed the study’s results relating to the Australian data did not reconcile with the state’s coronavirus data, including hospital admissions and deaths. The NSW Department of Health also confirmed it did not provide the researchers with the data for its databases.

It gets weirder. The lead author of the study “contacted Surgisphere, the company that provided the data.” The founder of Surgisphere “said a hospital from Asia had accidentally been included in the Australian data.” The founder stressed that it does not change the outcomes.

Or does it?! Because:

Dr Allen Cheng, an epidemiologist and infectious disease doctor with Alfred Health in Melbourne, said the Australian hospitals involved in the study should be named. He said he had never heard of Surgisphere, and no one from his hospital, The Alfred, had provided Surgisphere with data.

“Usually to submit to a database like Surgisphere you need ethics approval, and someone from the hospital will be involved in that process to get it to a database,” he said. He said the dataset should be made public, or at least open to an independent statistical reviewer.

“If they got this wrong, what else could be wrong?” Cheng said. It was also a “red flag” to him that the paper listed only four authors.

“Usually with studies that report on findings from thousands of patients, you would see a large list of authors on the paper,” he said. “Multiple sources are needed to collect and analyse the data for large studies and you usually see that acknowledged in the list of authors.”

Cheng said it still could mean that the results are the same. But these studies should be firm and accurate.

Shocker: 42% of the Coronavirus Deaths Came From 0.6% of the Population

I have three autoimmune disorders: rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s, and lupus. You would think I’m panicking, right? Well, I’m not and it’s not just because I swear I had the Rona in January.

The fact is, even with my almost non-existent immune system, I know I more than likely would be okay.

Just like any other virus, the Rona has hit the elderly the hardest. Plus, using the percentage numbers doesn’t make it look like Doomsday as MSM presents it. But clicks, amirite?!

A study showed that 42% of the coronavirus deaths happened in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Look at the above Cuomo portion. New Jersey and Michigan also forced these places to accept infected patients. In Ohio, 70% of the coronavirus deaths happened in these facilities. Pennsylvania saw 69%. Minnesota? 81%.

Florida, the escape for those who have retired, came out on top because its Republican governor used his brain:

Contrast the decisions by governors like Cuomo with those of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. In Florida, all nursing home workers were required to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before entering a facility. On March 15, before most states had locked down, DeSantis signed an executive order that banned nursing home visitations from friends and family, and also banned hospitals from discharging SARS-CoV-2-infected patients into long-term care facilities.

“Every day on these calls [with hospitals], I would hear the same comments and questions around, ‘We need to get these individuals returned back to the nursing home,’” said Mary Mayhew, who runs Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration. “We drew a hard line early on. I said repeatedly to the hospital, to the CEOs, to the discharge planners, to the chief medical officers, ‘I understand that for 20 years it’s been ingrained, especially through Medicare reimbursement policy, to get individuals in and out. That is not our focus today. I’m not going to send anyone back to a nursing home who has the slightest risk of being positive.’ What we said constantly is let’s not have two cases become 20 or five become 50. If you don’t manage this individual as you return them back, you will have far more being transferred back to the hospital.”

Florida also prioritized long-term care facilities for personal protective equipment, or PPE, with the understanding that it was just as important, if not more so, to protect workers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. “If I can send PPE to the nursing homes, and they can prevent an outbreak there, that’s going to do more to lower the burden on hospitals than me just sending them another 500,000 N95 masks,” said DeSantis.

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Comments

Removing the order shows knowledge of guilt.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Petrushka. | May 29, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Removing the order is a possible violation of state government records keeping law as well as state Freedom of Information law. Perhaps someone could look into that aspect of the situation and take appropriate action and force Andy to order the document be placed back on the HY Health Dept. website. Just a thought.

    NGAREADER in reply to Petrushka. | May 29, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Don’t worry, CNN’s cub investigative reporter Fredo will be all over it soon, maybe tomorrow, or next week, or month.
    Maybe having family members covering other family members disguised an news wasn’t such a good idea after all.

The same thing happened here in LA where the “not a doctor” Barbara Ferrer (PHD in Social Warfare), fearing hospitals would be overwhelmed by Wuhan flu patients, “made room” by cancelling “non-essential” surgery and early release of the elderly to nursing homes. As a result, more than half of the deaths have occurred in nursing homes.

It’s even worse here. Mayor Yoga Pants had a photo-op opening of a large fly testing center at Dodger Stadium despite the existing testing centers at not even near capacity and despite less than one-third of nursing homes having been tested.

Our crooked and inept Social Warfare Health Director just doesn’t care about protecting the most vulnerable people. She cares more about statistics reporting on how infections and deaths are distributed along racial, ethnic and gender lines. And she has done this by setting up her own ad hoc committee of Boston cronies to bypass the existing county health department bureaucracy.

The founder of Surgisphere “said a hospital from Asia had accidentally been included in the Australian data.” The founder stressed that it does not change the outcomes.

Quite a dodge there.

It could mean that the changes to the dataset are trivial, so the end result would be the same (which, obviously, the supplier of the data is in no position to know) . . .

Or . . .

It could mean that the conclusion was pre-ordained, and the data—whateverit adds up to—is irrelevant.

The second option is much like the “climate change” models which show the same disastrous results whatever variables are fed into them. I.e., the whole thing is a con job.

Conclusion? Fake fake fake . . .

OH Deplorable | May 29, 2020 at 8:45 am

Nothing will be done, and he’ll walk away untarnished. In the eyes of the “Democrat Elite Ruling Class”, he did nothing wrong. All of the dead involved can and will vote Democrat now.

Lucifer Morningstar | May 29, 2020 at 9:17 am

Cuomo claimed he did this because of a March 13 order from CMS, which said the homes (emphasis mine) “should admit any individuals they normally admit to their facility, including individuals from hospitals where a case of COVID-19 was/is present.”

Wow. What a lie of omission. Because the CMS/CDC guidance also states this:

When should a nursing home accept a resident who was diagnosed with COVID-19 from a hospital? A nursing home can accept a resident diagnosed with COVID-19 and still under Transmission Based Precautions for COVID-19 as long as the facility can follow CDC guidance for Transmission-Based Precautions. If a nursing home cannot, it must wait until these precautions are discontinued.

Which directly contradicts Cuomo’s 25-March 2020 order that Nursing Homes cannot deny or refuse admission or re-admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID -19.

Source:

https://www.cms.gov/files/document/3-13-2020-nursing-home-guidance-covid-19.pdf

Another Voice | May 29, 2020 at 9:37 am

New York of all 50 states, ranks in the lowest percentile, 40%, of having nursing homes meet the care needs of their residents and for staffing and facilities compliance’s which house them. This is an historical and is still ongoing. Though heavily subsidized by Fed. Medicaid dollars, those dollars are going to over 500 private facilities operated under LLC titles comprised of private investors who then outsource services to their other LCC title investors. This is how you do business in NY. These are Cuomo’s democrat supporters, the majority of them in the Greater NY Metro area. It is not to the benefit of the Dept of Health if it were to penalize them for non-compliance or allow for legislation to be passed to increase staffing ratios. As a matter of record the Dept of Health allows nursing homes to stay open and continue to operate when they habitually and continuously can rate on a scale of 1-5, a grade of 1 or 2. This is not new news. The Western (Buffalo area)and Central (Syracuse area) regions newspapers investigative reporters have reported in depth. But none have investigated who is registered behind these LCC’s and the spin off’s who service them. And why these LCC partership owners sell out every few years to form “new” LCC formation ownership.
Are any of those working at D of H part of the LCC partnerships?
Is it all about the profit margins and democrat party donations?

This butcher killed more people than the number of victims who died on 9/11.

So the WHO suspended the trials based on a fraudulent study.

Are we expected to believe that this was not on purpose?

Frank Hammond | May 29, 2020 at 10:55 am

Dream on – Sonny Cuomo is untouchable and he knows it. He just put tighter lock downs on rural counties in NY that had zero or single digit cases – but these counties also vote Red.

Not one Lawyer or GOP Rep in NY State has said Boo to Santino Cuomo.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 29, 2020 at 1:09 pm

Nikki Haley Wants Colleges and Universities to Disclose All Funding From China

https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/05/nikki-haley-wants-colleges-and-universities-to-disclose-all-funding-from-china/

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | May 29, 2020 at 2:19 pm

Larry Kudlow sees ‘glimmers of hope’ for US economy

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AWSzQCuGpuE&feature=youtu.be

“I understand that for 20 years it’s been ingrained, especially through Medicare reimbursement policy, to get individuals in and out. That is not our focus today. I’m not going to send anyone back to a nursing home who has the slightest risk of being positive.”

YES!! All it took to prevent disaster in Florida was COMMON SENSE and LEADERSHIP!!

Thank God for Mary Mayhew and Governor DeSantis.

What is curious to me (read suspicious) is why the Governors who did this are mostly Democrats. All the Governors got the same guidelines right?

So why is this mostly Democrat run states that did this?

(speak up if i’m wrong I may have missed one or two)

    murkyv in reply to jakee308. | May 29, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    DeWine in Ohio is a “republican”

    Not as “principled” of a republican as Kasich, but he likely gets the newsletter from the #neverTrump Cult

Look at the Executive Orders allowing this action in New York, New Jersey and Michigan. The wording is exactly the same. Who provided these “Executive Actions” to these democrat controlled states? Why were the same rules not provided to Texas, South Dakota or other states? How could anyone actually read these “Executive Orders” and still enact them?

    murkyv in reply to OldSarg. | May 29, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Whatever the Trump administration suggests, do the opposite

    When proven wrong for having done so, blame Trump anyway

    Pretty simple, actually

Re: OH Deplorable | May 29, 2020 at 8:45 am

“Nothing will be done, and he’ll walk away untarnished. In the eyes of the “Democrat Elite Ruling Class”, he did nothing wrong. All of the dead involved can and will vote Democrat now.”

BINGO! — beyond any reasonable doubt.

As good as it gets on this board, really a great observation.

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