(TargetLiberty.org) – New York’s Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo still won’t back down from his policy of sending confirmed victims of the Chinese coronavirus to the state’s nursing homes. This is in spite of a spiraling infection rate that’s seen as many as 5,000 people die in the overstretched facilities. Cuomo says that sending patients to homes that “…can handle it and quarantine them and isolate them” is a better option than keeping them in the hospital until they recover – but his state’s death rate doesn’t seem to back up his claims.
New York Governor Cuomo ignored health protocols for dealing with COVID-19 in nursing homes.
Florida Governor DeSantis did not.
The result? 900% more nursing home deaths per capita in New York than in Florida.
Absolutely devastating. This could've been avoided. pic.twitter.com/h3LjXLFunU
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) May 30, 2020
Cuomo originally ordered his state’s nursing homes to take confirmed COVID-19 cases in late March. Since then, New York’s per capita death rate in those facilities has risen to 10 times the rate in Florida. Nevertheless, talking to Long Island News Radio on Thursday, Cuomo insisted his decision was correct and would stay in force.
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