New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo:
“Older people, vulnerable people are going to die from this virus. That is going to happen despite whatever you do”pic.twitter.com/h3mGsWB1rd
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 17, 2020
This is particularly cold-hearted given his order and their latest attempt to cover-up the number of deaths by undercounting.
New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is under fire for his disastrous policy of sending elderly Wuhan coronavirus patients to nursing homes. President Trump even approved a temporary hospital at New York City’s Javitz Center to house and treat coronavirus patients. The president also sent a floating hospital packed with emergency supplies to New York to make additional space. But with a fawning press behind him, Gov. Cuomo decided in all his wisdom that elderly people, sick and contagious with the Wuhan coronavirus, should be sent instead to nursing homes full of other elderly, vulnerable people. The policy went on for weeks. The press was probably too busy looking for bad news about hydroxychloroquine to question the governor’s deadly directive.
“He worked it out so we always had available beds. Nobody was deprived of a bed or medical coverage in any way,” Gov. Cuomo said on Sunday in defense of his nursing home policy. “And still, people died. Still, people died. Older people, vulnerable people are going to die from this virus. That is going to happen despite whatever you do. Because with all our progress as a society, we can’t keep everyone alive.”