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Andrew Cuomo Now Straight-up Lying About COVID-19 Patients in NY Nursing Homes

Andrew Cuomo Now Straight-up Lying About COVID-19 Patients in NY Nursing Homes

“it just never happened in New York where we needed to say to a nursing home, ‘we need you to take this person even though they’re COVID-positive. It never happened”

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided to rewrite history. The disastrous policy of putting Coronavirus patients into New York nursing homes cost thousands of lives, but Cuomo is now saying that didn’t happen.

The governor of New York is straight-up lying to the faces of the American people.

Sam Dorman writes at FOX News:

New York’s Cuomo faces criticism of latest nursing home, coronavirus comments

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office is pushing back against the mounting criticism it received for claims the governor made about forcing nursing homes to accept patients who tested positive for COVID-19.

Finger Lakes News Radio asked Cuomo on Wednesday what he would tell families who blamed his March 25th health directive, which required nursing homes to accept patients.

Cuomo, a Democrat, said that nursing homes were never forced to accept COVID-19 patients from overloaded hospitals because the state had “flattened the curve so effectively, we always had available hospital beds. So, we never scrambled for beds, and we never needed nursing home beds because we always had hospital beds.

He added: “So, it just never happened in New York where we needed to say to a nursing home, ‘we need you to take this person even though they’re COVID-positive. It never happened.”

The New York governor argued that nursing homes were required not to discriminate against COVID-19 patients but could refuse them if they couldn’t provide care while effectively caring for others in their facility.

Listen to the audio below:

Even CNN couldn’t cover for Cuomo on this, and called him out.

Holmes Lybrand writes:

Fact check: Gov. Cuomo falsely claims New York nursing homes never took in Covid-positive patients

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo argued that nursing homes “never needed” to accept Covid-positive patients from hospitals in the state.

During a press call Wednesday, Finger Lakes News Radio asked Cuomo about his administration’s advisory in late March requiring that nursing homes accept the readmission of patients from hospitals, even if they were positive for Covid-19.

Cuomo argued that the advisory was a precaution if hospitals became overwhelmed — calling it an “anticipatory rule” — which he said didn’t happen.

“We never needed nursing home beds because we always had hospital beds,” Cuomo told Finger Lakes News. “So it just never happened in New York where we needed to say to a nursing home, ‘We need you to take this person even though they’re Covid-positive.’ It never happened.”…

On March 25, the state’s Health Department issued an advisory requiring nursing homes to accept “the expedited receipt of residents returning from hospitals” if the patients were deemed medically stable.

“No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the [nursing home] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19,” the advisory stated. “[Nursing homes] are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.”

Dr. Pradheep Shanker is a radiologist who is very active on Twitter. See his reaction below:

Ask yourself why Cuomo thought he could get away with saying this.

The answer should be fairly obvious.


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It’s okay to lie if you are a Democrat. You are doing it for a good cause. Just ask Chris Cuomo or Chuckles Todd.

Why not lie? With our media being completely corrupt, it works.

Besides, does anybody think this guy has an ounce of moral decency?

legacyrepublican | October 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm

If only the dead could talk.

Now we know what George Costanza is doing these days: “Remember, Governor — it’s not a lie if you believe it.”

As Dennis Prager says ” Leftists lie with the ease you breath”

And as of now 33,199 deaths in NY,

This narrative has been building for a while now. He just needed to get some distance from it, then have his “study” done to prove he was the second coming – at least when it comes to being a governor. Lately he is talking up a blue streak, where every day it’s some new thing he is lecturing on.

He is a lousy liar, but it doesn’t matter because the propagandist media thinks nothing of his lies. They won’t question him, challenge his lies, and his brother Fredo is in place to keep pushing the national propaganda for his brother.

This is a criminal enterprise, but then again, all politicians are crooks these days.

As I understand it, the standard protocol for when a virus outbreak appears, is to FIRST protect the most vulnerable. Someone somewhere in the “medical” advisory profession made a decision to do the exact opposite this time.

So the key question here is to press these governors and mayors to reveal WHO advised them to do the exact opposite and for a virus they all keep telling us (wrongly) is one of the most dangerous since the Spanish flu of 1918?

Someone is responsible for ordering standard protocol to be stood on its head. WHO!?!? Is it Fauci? The CDC? Then WHO at the CDC? Has anyone even thought to ask?

I read this as deceitful but not actually false – “We never needed to b/c we had hospital beds” – right but you did it anyway. “We never said ‘take this infected patient'” – right, you didn’t use those exact words, you just made it happen. “So it never happened” – “it” meaning “never said those words.”

    Another Voice in reply to jlronning. | October 4, 2020 at 4:02 am

    OldProf2 has posted a link to the NYS Health bulletin dated 3/25/20 which specifically states NO nursing home (NH) is allowed to deny a stabilized NH resident being discharged who had Covid 19 placement back into to their facility. It also states the NH cannot ask the hospital for testing of any patient for Covid 19 at the time of discharge and transfer into a NH for rehab or a returning resident back to the NH. It was not an advisory bulletin but a directive from the NYS Health department to medical facilities and nursing homes. There were no qualifiers for the NH’s to file a claim of inability to accommodate. Cuomo signed off on it. What he claims now is just plain B.S.

    randian in reply to jlronning. | October 7, 2020 at 3:48 am

    I can’t say for certain the motive for getting a bunch of the elderly killed, but I do note that the state’s budget was positively impacted by so many of them dying.

The convenient thing about our fawning, sycophantic leftist press is they recorded every word when Cuomo was playing banana republic strongman. And our leftist love Latin American dictators. Now of course he’s lying to cover his arse, but the internet is forever.

“How States Turned Nursing Homes Into ‘Slaughter Houses’ By Forcing Them to Admit Discharged COVID-19 Patients

Why did states order nursing homes to take in COVID-19 infected residents? F.A. Hayek’s “fatal conceit” might hold the answer.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

At an April 23 press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded indignant when a reporter asked if anyone had objected to New York’s policy of forcing nursing homes to admit recently discharged COVID-19 patients.

‘They don’t have the right to object,’ Cuomo answered before the reporter finished his question. ‘That is the rule, and that is the regulation, and they have to comply with it.’”

He probably recorded that press conference, put it on continuous loop, and masturbated to himself acting tough.

Let’s see, In March nobody had the right to object to what in October never happened.

Here’s a simple fact that you won’t hear or read in the MFM. The Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) is a huge contributor to Dems in general, and Cuomo in particular. Nursing homes and long term residential care facilities not so much. The hospitals wanted to free up beds occupied by nursing home patients, so they got what they wanted. The nursing homes and more importantly the residents? Screw them.

Of course, nursing homes did object to this idiot’s diktat and Cuomo was basically repeating what he told them. Shut up and comply. I really don’t need to elaborate on what Hayek meant by “fatal conceit.” It was on full display with Cuomo in that press conference on April 23. Leftists in general, central planners in particular, are jealous gods and you shall have no other gods before them.

Too bad Cuomo’s conceit proved fatal to nearly 7,000 other people instead of just to himself.

    gibbie in reply to Arminius. | October 4, 2020 at 12:10 am

    Excellent comment!

    I also wonder if the higher cost of hospitalization as opposed to nursing home care had something to do with Cuomo’s order.

    One more thing. If you leave out the “contributions” of NY, MA, CT, and NJ, the “deaths per million” of the US becomes 500, moving the US from 10th to 17th highest in the world.

    Another Voice in reply to Arminius. | October 4, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    “Too bad Cuomo’s conceit proved fatal to nearly 7,000 other people instead of just to himself.”

    The near 7000 count stopped when the required reporting of; Where, what and how info was changed to a “user friendly” process for the Dept. of Health. User friendly to the Health Dept. so the “counts” coming in could be reassigned “other categories” thus producing a ” Garbage in Garbage out” count on deaths directly relating or resulting from cross transfers from hospital and NH’s. The purpose was not to fault a facility on death counts, but to have the ability to reassign them to prove their preferred outcome after the 3/25/20 regulation mandate for hospitals and nursing homes. The reporting procedure changes were not for the benefit of any medical facility but to produce major CYA data for Cuomo. His projected paranoid defensiveness and the fact that any organization or individual can not receive a FOIL release of daily D of H reports until mid Nov.

Because he can.

I’ve heard the first draft of history is written by the news media. In that case, Fredo’s sibling is on his way to canonization. The dinosaur media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat party, started Gaslighting us weeks ago. It’s all Trump’s fault! Put on your mask and shut up.

Cuomo is Pro-Choice. The excess deaths, whether a wicked solution, incompetence, or negligence, should have been a private matter.

Cuomo cares? Such a burden h/t Obama.

Shortly after the NY health department issued their order saying that nursing homes were not
free to reject COVID patients, the director of the Cobble Hill nursing home told what happened in his facility.

The nursing homes were not allowed time to arrange isolation units; they had to accept the patients immediately. The director asked whether it would be possible to put these patients on the hospital ship, which was equipped to care for them. This suggestion was rejected.

The director then asked for the necessary protective equipment. None was sent, but they did send instructions on how to clean and sterilize the equipment the nursing home didn’t have. They also sent body bags.

The upshot was that at least fifty people in this nursing home died.