When you look at the numbers of dead throughout the Wuhan virus pandemic, one pattern follows in almost every state. Namely, that nursing homes are the epicenters of the outbreak. We’ve seen incredibly large death rates among our most vulnerable populations.
But one state in particular did something that make the issue that much worse. New York instituted and enforced a rule which required nursing homes to re-accept COVID-19 positive patients back into their facilities. The toll for that has been enormous. New York added 1,700 more nursing home deaths to the fatality rolls in just the past few days. It’s a massive scandal that no one is talking about.
In fact, Gov. Andrew Cuomo went on CNN last night. Not once was even asked about why he put that order in place and its consequences. Instead, this is what they talked about.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) May 6, 2020
CNN should be ashamed of itself for that display, allowing the governor’s brother to pose as a “journalist” while doing absolutely nothing that is required of such a title.
Regardless, Mayor Bill de Blasio was actually the tragedy happening under his nose, by his hand. His answer will infuriate you.
.@NYCMayor De Blasio on nursing homes: "A lot of these are for-profit organizations. I think there’s going to be a lot of questions about whether they put their residents first or whether they put profit first" pic.twitter.com/KfPZNAXH0d
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 6, 2020
When pressed about whether it’s a good idea to continue to send those who’ve tested positive for the virus into the middle of the most at risk populations, de Blasio actually says the practice will continue. The entire country is shut down right now and our economy has been decimated largely because of what’s happened in New York and this guy’s answer is that he’s going to keep doing something that’s clearly running up huge death totals.
The sheer arrogance is incredible and it’s exactly why so many are looking upon New York with disdain right now. These people have cast aspersions and blame on states with that have only a fraction of the same issues, yet it took until last night for them to shut their subways down to clean them for the first time in 115 years. But when a major hot spot is identified such as the nursing homes, New York’s politicians doesn’t even want to change their practices while everyone else suffers.
To capstone his ridiculous answer, de Blasio then flips to his communist playbook and blames “for profit” nursing homes for what’s happened. These are facilities that have been overrun with the virus by order of the state and city. They contain hardworking healthcare workers barely making it, and New York’s mayor is suggesting they are letting people die to make more money. That suggestion is absolutely disgusting and deserves total condemnation.
New York’s voters need to wake up. These are the people you’ve put in charge and they are not only failing massively, they are attempting to pass the buck and elevate their political careers in the process. Cuomo and de Blasio are eaten up with ambition and it’s costing people their lives. Unfortunately, we don’t have a media willing to hold them to account.