In what could be an effort to make sure Andrew Cuomo does not run against her when she comes up for reelection, Gov Kathy Hochul releases information that Cuomo’s administration failed to report an additional 12,000 deaths from COVID-19.
No word yet on whether any of those were nursing home deaths. That brings the total deaths to 55,400. By comparison, Florida had 42,731 deaths with a higher population. There were 3,175,540 total cases for a death rate of .01345.
New York had 55,400 deaths from 2,226,955 cases for a death rate of .024877. That is more than double that of Florida. Remember, Cuomo was praised for his actions against COVID and DeSantis has been demonized. But beyond the deaths, you also have the economies of the two states, where there is no comparison.
Florida is up and running at full speed and New York is floundering at best. I’d rather be in Florida than New York. How about you?
New York Governorpromised more government transparency on her first day in office, and by day’s end her administration had quietly acknowledged nearly 12,000 more deaths in the state from than had been publicized by her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo.
New York now reports nearly 55,400 people have died of COVID-19 in New York, based on death certificate data submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from about 43,400 that Cuomo had reported to the public as of Monday, his last day in office.
But, most importantly, whereas Cuomo shipped COVID patients to nursing homes and places with people with disabilities, which might account for much of the disparity between the two states, Florida refused to do the same. It was quite the scandal and Cuomo even won an Emmy which has now been revoked, but over sexual harassment and not for killing old people.
Apelbaum first pointed out the ludicrous directive from New York’s Department of Health, including:
During this global health emergency, all NHs [nursing homes] must comply with the expedited receipt of residents returning from hospitals to NHs.
No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.
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