Lazzaro Rossi | Patriots Freedom
We now know that NY Governor Cuomo signed a directive back in May 2020 allowing patients to return from the hospital to their nursing homes without a COVID-19 test. Prior to this directive patients were required to have a negative COVID-19 test before returning.
But this controversial directive from Cuomo in May of 2020 changed all of that.
As a result of this directive, more than 9000 COVID-19 patients were returned to their nursing homes to infect even more innocent people.
Gateway Pundit guestimated the reason behind his decision:
Cuomo was given a $1 million cash infusion for his campaign from the General New York Hospital Association. So he later repaid them by giving them blanket immunity protections for healthcare industry executive and administrators, the same individuals and institutions that have made a fortune moving sick Covid-19 patients to nursing homes.
Thanks to Melissa DeRosa (Governor Cuomo’s top aid) we have learned that New York’s nursing-home death toll from COVID-19 was actually double what they originally reported.
This story just gets worse and worse.
Ms. DeRosa, Cuomo admitted privately to Democratic lawmakers that they ‘froze” out of fear that the numbers would be used against them by federal prosecutors.
New York’s Attorney General (Letitia James) reluctantly confirmed the story about the attempt to conceal the actual number of deaths.
According to the NY Post (who broke the story):
The stunning admission of a cover-up was made by Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa during a video conference call with state Democratic leaders in which she said the Cuomo administration had rebuffed a legislative request for the tally in August because “right around the same time, [then-President Donald Trump] turns this into a giant political football,” according to an audio recording of the two-hour-plus meeting.
Mark Molinaro was Cuomo’s 2018 challenger. He currently serves as a Dutchess County Executive. He shared these thoughts relate to Cuomo:
“For over six months, day after day, in briefing after briefing, Governor Cuomo stood before New Yorkers and lied about his directive that contributed to the deaths of thousands of seniors. In the coming days he will cynically try to convince us that it was for our own good — that it was someone else's fault. This is another lie. What is true, is Andrew Cuomo has proved himself unworthy of our trust, and unfit for public office.”
Republicans and Democrats alike have come out swinging, many calling for Cuomo’s resignation.
Alessandra Giaggi (D-Westchester) was a vocal critic of Cuomo’s under-reporting. She had this to say: “You’re only sorry that you all got caught. Because of your decisions thousands of people died who did not have to die.”
And that, of course, is the real point.
Back in August of 2020 Michael Caputo (assistant secretary of public affairs in the Dept. of Health and Human services) tweeted that Cuomo’s order had, “planted the seeds of infection that killed thousands of grandmothers and grandfathers.”
Cuomo’s response to the accusation that innocent people died under his watch?
“Look, whether a person died in a hospital or died in a nursing home, it’s — the people died,” Cuomo said. Later, he asked, “Who cares? 33 [percent], 28 [percent], died in a hospital, died in a nursing home. They died!”
With friends like these, what NY nursing home patient needs enemies?