[Ed. – Because New Yorkers wouldn’t care if their elderly loved ones died after COVID patients were crammed into their nursing homes, unless goaded by Republicans and media.]
“The most painful aspect of the COVID crisis has been its devastating effect on our elderly in nursing homes,” writes Cuomo in “American Crisis,” out Tuesday.
As of Sunday, nearly 6,700 people had died in nursing or adult-care facilities of confirmed or presumed cases of the coronavirus, according to state records. That includes 6,514 in nursing homes, who would have been affected by the March 25 policy and another 178 in adult care facilities, which were not governed by the edict.
“By early spring, Republicans needed an offense to distract from the narrative of their botched federal response — and they needed it badly,” Cuomo continued. “So they decided to attack Democratic governors and blame them for nursing homes.”