Cuomo won the award for his supposed great work during the pandemic. At least mention his nursing home death scandal.
The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences gave former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo the International Emmy Founders Award for his daily COVID-19 press briefings during the pandemic.
The organization took it away on Tuesday “in light of the New York Attorney General’s report, and Andrew Cuomo’s subsequent resignation as Governor, it is rescinding his special 2020 International Emmy Award. His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward.”
Not a single word about the fact that Cuomo’s March 25, 2020, directive forced nursing homes to take in infected elderly patients.
Although a determination of the number of additional nursing home deaths is beyond the capacity of the Task Force, there are credible reviews that suggest that the directive, for the approximately six weeks that it was in effect, did lead to some number of additional deaths. The Department of Health issued a report in 2020 in which it argued unconvincingly that the admission of 6,326 COVID-positive residents during the period the Health directive was in effect had no impact. That cannot be the case, and has now been shown not to be the case.222 As we have seen, once the virus came into a nursing home, it was hard to control.
I’m not saying the sexual harassment accusations and investigations are not important. The fact is he won the Emmy for his supposed excellent work during the pandemic.
Cuomo should have never received the Emmy. He should have lost it in June when the report confirmed his policy led to more deaths.
But since the organization took it away now they should have mentioned the nursing home deaths caused by Cuomo’s policy. I’m sick to my stomach that no one acknowledges those lost because of the policy. It breaks your heart more knowing they died alone.
Cuomo should have resigned because of his nursing home death scandal and the sexual harassment allegations.DONATE
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