Governor Cuomo has been in the news quite a bit lately. It appears he can’t keep his hands to himself if his life depended on it and last year proved he should never have any say when it comes to the care of the elderly. But new data shows that not only did Cuomo put COVID positive people into nursing homes, he also hoarded tests for his family and friends that were meant to go to nursing homes.
“The Cuomo administration largely ignored a county official’s pleas for COVID-19 tests for nursing homes at the pandemic’s height last spring — even as the governor allegedly secured the then-scarce tests for his relatives, The Post has learned.
The slight is the latest stumble in Cuomo’s pandemic response, particularly with respect to nursing homes, where thousands of residents have died of confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus.
Troubled by reports of COVID-19 running roughshod through nursing homes early in the pandemic, Jack Wheeler, the manager of upstate Steuben County, requested in April 2020 that the state Department of Health provide enough tests for every resident and staff member of three facilities in his jurisdiction.
The DOH, however, only came through with enough supplies for one of the three facilities, Hornell Gardens, with the precious diagnostic tests then hard to find, Wheeler told The Post.
That lackluster response came, as The Albany Times-Union reported last week, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo allegedly pulled strings to secure tests for bigwigs connected to his administration, as well as relatives including his brother, CNN host Chris Cuomo, and their elderly mother, Matilda.
“I’m furious because testing of the most vulnerable population should be the absolute priority and a simple request,” Wheeler told The Post. “But [that] high-level, connected people had that luxury when we couldn’t even get people in the nursing homes tested is just infuriating.”
Cuomo clearly doesn’t like the elderly. He caused countless deaths and made it so they can’t even check to see who is healthy and who has caught COVID. This horrible behavior on top of his sexual allegations shows that he should not be in any position of power. He doesn’t even apologize for all of the deaths he caused at the nursing homes. Why haven’t they impeached him yet?