Reports show that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reached new levels of low that no one quite expected before now. The shameless governor reportedly pulled the deadly nursing home move on facilities housing the mentally disabled.
New York Republicans started in to look into Cuomo’s numbers a little deeper back in February and were shocked at what they allegedly found. According to a report published on Fox News and several other outlets, Cuomo’s death toll could continue to clime:
“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration ordered homes for people with developmental disabilities to accept coronavirus patients — and never rescinded the order.
The April 10 directive, which mirrored the Cuomo administration’s controversial order to nursing homes, also told homes for people with developmental disabilities that they could not require hospitalized residents to be tested for coronavirus prior to admission or readmission.
Five hundred fifty-two residents at homes for people with developmental disabilities have died of coronavirus, the New York Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) told Fox News on Monday.
More than 6,900 people out of the more than 34,552 who live in such resident homes have been infected with the virus, according to OPWDD.”
Republican Members of Senate Committees on Disabilities & Mental Health Demanded answers in an extensive request on New York Senate’s site:
“There were few certainties when the pandemic hit and a lot of unknowns. The one thing we did know at the time was the serious risk that COVID-19 presented to nursing homes and New Yorkers with pre-existing conditions. Despite having this knowledge, the state issued two disastrous orders, one on March 25 and another on April 10. These orders required nursing homes and residential facilities caring for the intellectual and developmentally disabled to readmit COVID positive patients back into their facilities. These orders placed COVID into the homes of New York’s most vulnerable residents and put their health and wellbeing in jeopardy,” said Senator Anthony Palumbo, member of the Senate Mental Health Committee.
“It’s incumbent upon state government to look after our most vulnerable citizens, and prevent bad policy from causing avoidable harm to them, especially during these difficult times. If this administration ever wants to regain the public’s trust, it can start by putting an end to the coverups and stick to the truth when it comes to our citizens,” said Senator Fred Akshar, member of the Senate Disabilities Committee.
The orders issued by Cuomo in April of 2020 read “No individual shall be denied re-admission or admission to a Certified Residential Facility-based solely on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19,” in bold and was never rescinded by the Governor. Be it through incompetence or negligence, Cuomo continues to prove himself unworthy of the seat he currently holds.
The pile of scandals building up around Cuomo would make me question the New York voting system if he’s ever elected to severe in any office ever again.