New York Governor Andrew Cuomo claimed that his administration did not cover up deaths caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, though he did not report the number of deaths in nursing homes last year in a timely manner. He touched on the topic in a speech broadcast on the governor’s website.
Cuomo stressed that authorities reported all deaths in nursing homes as quickly as possible. However, he acknowledged, their efforts fell short and a vacuum was created, which was exploited by political opponents. The governor stressed that he takes responsibility for what happened.
As CNN recalls, a week earlier, a number of state legislators – mostly Republicans – demanded Cuomo’s resignation. They suspected his malice after learning that the governor’s office was not releasing real data on deaths in nursing homes. At the same time, the open information was given with a marked understatement – sometimes the number of deaths was half as high as it actually was.
As reported last summer, Cuomo’s controversial decision to move patients recovering from COVID-19 back from hospitals to nursing homes may have led to an increase in the number of deaths.
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