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April 22, 2020

Backup Presidential Candidate Andrew Cuomo: If You're Out of Money Because You're Locked Out of Your Nonessential Job, Just Take an "Essential" Job

LearnToCodeRed, Axeman says.

Yeah, I guess I might as well just go ahead and take that EMT qualification test. Should only take me an hour or so of cramming, I figure. And then, snap, I'll be on a "bus" saying "start a drip of lactated Ringers, stat!" by the end of the week.

Maybe you can get a job on New York's new Death Panels.

New York state just issued a drastic new guideline urging emergency services workers not to bother trying to revive anyone without a pulse when they get to a scene, amid an overload of coronavirus patients.

While paramedics were previously told to spend up to 20 minutes trying to revive people found in cardiac arrest, the change is "necessary during the COVID-19 response to protect the health and safety of EMS providers by limiting their exposure, conserve resources, and ensure optimal use of equipment to save the greatest number of lives,"’ according to a state Health Department memo issued last week.

First responders were outraged over the move.

"They're not giving people a second chance to live anymore," Oren Barzilay, head of the city union whose members include uniformed EMTs and paramedics, fumed of state officials.

"Our job is to bring patients back to life. This guideline takes that away from us," he said.

Let's check out Andrew Cuomo's latest display of hypercompetentce -- he's been sending sick old people back to their nursing homes to infect other elderly, at-risk people.

And he wasn't even aware he was doing that.

New York’s health commissioner on Monday defended a directive that requires nursing homes to readmit residents who've tested positive for the coronavirus -- as Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed he didn't know the policy was in place.

Cuomo was asked about the state’s policy on admitting or readmitting to nursing homes people who'd tested positive for COVID-19.

"That’s a good question, I don't know," the governor said.

Cuomo's startling admission came days after the state revealed last week that at least 3,316 people in nursing homes and adult care facilities had died of coronavirus at their residences or in hospitals across the state.

That tally -- which officials have said is likely an undercount -- included at least 2,056 deaths in New York City.

Updated statistics released Monday afternoon increased the death toll to 3,448 as of Sunday, with 2,105 in the Big Apple.

Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, to whom Cuomo referred the question, said that under the state’s policy, "if you are positive [for coronavirus], you should be admitted back to a nursing home."

"The necessary precautions will be taken to protect the other residents there," he said during Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefing in Albany.

Zucker was asked to explain how the policy could be justified, given how state officials have repeatedly said how quickly the virus can spread and how vulnerable nursing home residents are to COVID-19.

Wow. Andrew Cuomo sure is beating this coronavirus -- with Science.


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